Urgent Dental Care
Emergency dentists in Joondalup, Cockburn & Armadale
Acute facial swelling, severe toothache and trauma as a result of an accident are the common causes of dental emergencies. You can contact St John Dental to schedule an emergency booking. We will aim to schedule an appointment for you as soon as possible at one of our clinics.
Drainage of abscess and swelling are urgent treatments to prevent the spread of infection which can be life threatening. Decayed teeth can cause severe pain which may require emergency root canal treatment or extraction.
Accidents can displace or detach teeth which require emergency treatment to reposition or re-implant urgently .
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause infection and severe pain and swelling which will require surgical removal. Our in house team can perform the surgery for you either under local anaesthetic or with sedation.
An emergency dental care appointment still follows the same procedures – the dentist will examine your mouth, assess the problem and provide solutions. No matter what the repair requires, whether it be a filling or a veneer, our emergency dentists will assist you. Sometimes a referral to a specialist is required, but prior to this, we will provide emergency dental treatment to settle any discomfort or sensitivity.
What constitutes as a dental emergency?
Blood is always a matter of urgency. Whether your gums are bleeding or you’ve been in an accident that has impacted your teeth and caused bleeding, it is imperative that you see a dentist immediately.
Cosmetic issues such as a chipped or cracked tooth are not as severe but it is still considered a serious problem. However, a cracked tooth becomes urgent when the fracture is deep or wide, exposing your gum – this will also be extremely painful, so it is best that you book an emergency visit to repair the crack as soon as it is found.
Most of us have experienced the horror of wisdom tooth pain. Wisdom teeth have a direct impact on our facial structures, which is why the aching is so agonising. We have the expertise to subside this type of pain, and if necessary, we can remove wisdom teeth immediately. In some cases, wisdom teeth cause pain because they impact other teeth. This removal requires surgery, and we would refer you to one of our specialists.
Extreme cavities that require a root canal can also be considered an emergency due to the throbbing. This can also give rise to other issues such as headaches and general discomfort.