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If you require urgent dental treatment or are experiencing a dental emergency, call our professional dentists in West Leederville.

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 Dental emergency


First aid for an aching tooth:

  • Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it out.

  • Use dental floss to remove any food that might be trapped between the teeth.

  • Never place Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) on the aching tooth or against the gums because it may burn the gum tissue.

  • Pain never sleeps! Call us as soon as possible.


Did you know?
It’s easy to keep your teeth clean with an electric toothbrush and regular flossing. These prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar which can lead to a range of dental problems including toothache and gum disease. For more tips on maintaining good oral health, ask our dentist in Perth.

 Dental emergency
cracked or broken tooth

Cracked or broken teeth should be repaired as soon as possible to prevent further damage.


Symptoms of a broken or cracked tooth:

  • Aside from an obvious split or split in the tooth, symptoms may involve pain while chewing and sensitivity to cold and possibly hot foods and liquids as well as air.

First aid for cracked or broken teeth:

  • Rinse your mouth out with warm water to clean the area around the tooth.

  • Use a cold compress on the area to keep any swelling down.

  • Call us immediately for an emergency appointment.


Did you know?
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 Dental emergency
lost filling


Don’t wait to replace a missing filling:

  • Delay can be detrimental to the remaining tooth structure.

  • Delay may damage the underlying nerve.

  • There may be sharp edges that may cause injury to your tongue or cheek

  • Root fracture may occur and the tooth may be lost.

First aid for a missing filling:

  • Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it out.

  • Keep the area clean by using a soft brush.

  • Place a piece of sugarless chewing gum that has softened, in the hole which contained the filling.

  • Do not leave as is. Call us as soon as possible for an appointment.

 Dental emergency
chipped tooth

If a filling or artificial tooth becomes chipped, it should be replaced sooner rather than later.


First aid for chipped teeth:

  • If there is no pain and the chip is small, it is not of immediate urgency.

  • The chipped tooth should be assessed for underlying damage especially to the remaining tooth structure or filling if the tooth is filled.

  • Call us for an appointment to have the chip assessed.

 Dental emergency
wisdom tooth pain


Symptoms of pain related to wisdom teeth:

  • Infected and impacted wisdom teeth.

  • Swelling may be associated.

  • Pain to adjacent teeth, jaw, ear, biting, eating and limited jaw opening.

  • Bad taste in the mouth and bleeding gum.

  • Bad breath.

First aid for wisdom teeth pain:

  • Wash your mouth out with warm water.

  • Clean the area with a soft toothbrush. Bleeding is OK.

  • Take a painkiller such as paracetamol (e.g. Panadol) or ibuprofen (e.g. Nurofen).

  • Call us immediately for an emergency appointment.

 Dental emergency
dental abscess


Symptoms of a dental abscess:

  • Signs and symptoms include pain with sudden onset, swelling, pus near a tooth or gum pocket.

  • Bad taste and bad breath.

  • Difficulty opening your mouth..

  • The swelling can spread to the entire face and neck very quickly if left untreated.

First aid for an abscessed tooth:

  • Wash your mouth out with warm water.

  • Take a painkiller such as paracetamol (e.g. Panadol) or ibuprofen (e.g. Nurofen).

  • Call us immediately for an emergency appointment.

 Dental emergency
knocked-out tooth

Knocked-out teeth must be treated with care and urgency.


Symptoms of a knocked-out tooth:

  • Other than a gap where the tooth used to be, symptoms will including swelling, pain, excessive bleeding from the tooth socket or gum, and possibly from the lips and cheek.

First aid for a knocked-out tooth:

  • If the tooth is DIRTY, rinse very gently in slow running water for NOT TOO LONG.

  • DO NOT SCRUB IT or remove any fragments of tissue that may be attached to the root surface.

  • Gently insert and hold the tooth in its socket.

  • If it is not possible to insert the tooth in the socket, place the tooth in a cup of MILK.

  • If there is bleeding or swelling, apply a cold compress. Ice for swelling and pressure for bleeding.

  • Call us immediately for an emergency appointment.

 Dental emergency
possible broken jaw

If you suspect a broken jaw do not wait, treat with urgency!


First aid for a jaw injury:

  • DO NOT move the jaw.

  • Secure the jaw in place by tying a handkerchief, necktie, or towel around the jaw and over the top of the head.

  • Call us immediately or go directly to the hospital emergency department.

 Dental emergency
braces & retainers


First aid for problems with braces and retainers:

  • If the wire is causing irritation, cover the end with a small cotton ball, beeswax or a piece of gauze until you are able to see you orthodontist.

  • If a wire gets stuck in the cheek, tongue or gum tissue, DO NOT attempt to remove it. Call us or your orthodontist immediately.

  • If an appliance becomes loose or a piece of it breaks of, take the appliance to the orthodontist.


Did you know?
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Presented by Cambridge City Dental to assist with emergency dental treatment in Perth, West Leederville, Subiaco, Daglish, Jolimont, Floreat and Northbridge
Consult your medical professional for advice applicable to your personal circumstances.