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Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies are never convenient or timely. At Thorough Dental Care, we are committed to our patients' dental health, no matter what time of the day or night. If you have a dental emergency after regular office hours, please call us on (02) 9890 4646.
The address of our surgery is: Shop 6, 1 Blackwood Place, Oatlands (Corner of James Ruse Drive and Pennant Hills Road).

Pre-Care Procedures:toothache

Tooth Knocked Out
If a permanent tooth has been knocked out during an accident you should:
1.Stay calm.
2.Immediately wash the tooth with milk or your own saliva until it is visibly clean. Do not touch the root of the tooth with your fingers or a toothbrush.
3.Place the tooth back into the tooth socket as soon as possible, sharp end in first.
4.If you are not able to place the tooth back into the socket, place it in some cold milk and take it immediately to a dentist. Do not store it dry or in water as this will damage the sensitive cells to allow reattachment of the tooth.

Tooth Pushed Out of Position
If a permanent tooth is pushed out of position you need to see a dentist as soon as possible to have the tooth repositioned. Depending on the severity of the injury, your tooth may either require very limited treatment or potentially root canal therapy.

Toothache
A toothache that does not go away is a sign that you need to make an appointment to see us. In the meantime, relief may be achieved by rinsing your mouth with water. If you have some swelling, an icepack on the cheek next to the area may help. Pain killers, such as Nurofen, may also help.

Broken Tooth
If a tooth has broken due to an accident, place an icepack on the face next to the injury to minimize swelling of the face. If you can find pieces of teeth, it may be possible to rebond the tooth back. Brushing and flossing carefully and rinsing the mouth out with water may also help the gums. If you have a tooth ache take a painkiller such as Nurofen and contact us.