Emergency Dentistry in Black Rock
Trauma or injury to your teeth doesn’t always happen at convenient times. Get out of pain and have your smile restored conveniently at Smile House. We understand the importance of being available to you when you need it in a relaxing, comfortable environment. We offer
- Late evening appointments
- Same-day visits
- Weekend hours
No Surcharge for Convenience
To better serve our patients, we offer late night appointments and are open until 9 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Additionally, we are available to you all day on both Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
There is no after-hours surcharge if you contact us and need attention outside of our regular business hours.
Are You Experiencing a Dental Emergency?
Occasionally, our patients ring us asking whether they should seek immediate attention. A good rule of thumb to follow is that if you’re in pain, you should contact us straightaway. Some of the common issues that constitute a dental emergency include a tooth that is cracked or broken, a toothache and a filling or restoration such as a crown or bridge that has loosened or fallen out.
What can you do if you’ve had a dental emergency?
If you’ve experienced trauma or are having an emergency, there are some easy tips that will help you best handle your situation until your appointment with us.
Cracked teeth. Rinse your mouth out with warm water to clean it. Then, apply a cold compress to your face to bring down any swelling.
Knocked-out teeth (permanent or adult). Keep the tooth moist. If possible, place the tooth back into the socked without touching the tooth root. Otherwise, it can be placed in between your gums and teeth or in a cup of milk.
Toothaches. Rinse your mouth out with warm water. Use dental floss to remove any food particles that may be caught between the teeth. Though it’s a common myth, you should not apply aspirin to the tooth or surrounding gum.
How can you avoid a dental emergency?
There are some simple ways that you can avoid having common dental issues. If you participate in sport or other activities, wear a mouthguard that will protect your teeth, gums and jaw. Avoid chewing hard substances such as ice and popcorn kernels, which can easily crack your teeth. Finally, never use your teeth to open or cut anything.
To get the immediate attention you need, contact us today! We’ll be happy to talk you through what you can do to safeguard your oral health, and you’ll be booked in for an appointment as soon as possible.