Emergency & After Hours Dental Clinic
Trauma or injury to your teeth doesn’t always happen at convenient times. Here at Smile House we can assist you with your emergency needs, dealing with complex trauma.
- Late evening appointments
- Same-day visits
- Weekend hours
No Surcharge for our After Hours Dental Clinic
To better serve our patients, we offer late night appointments and are open until 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Additionally, we are available to you on Saturday 9am to 4p.m.
There is no after-hours surcharge outside our regular business hours.
Are You Experiencing a Dental Emergency?
Occasionally, our patients ring, 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 straight away. Some of the common issues that constitute a dental emergency include fracture of a tooth or restoration, a toothache, a fall where teeth are damaged, sporting injury, a bridge or crown has dislodged.
What can you do if you’ve have a Dental Emergency?
If you’ve experienced trauma , 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. Then, apply a cold compress to your face to bring down any swelling you may have.
Knocked-out teeth (permanent or adult). Keep the tooth moist. If possible, place the tooth back into the socket without touching the tooth root, as long as it is clean or place in a cup of milk.
Toothaches. Call our rooms, so that we can help you determine how your toothache can be treated.
How can you avoid a visit with an Emergency Dentist?
There are some simple ways that you can avoid having common dental issues. If you participate in sports 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.
We are here to help safeguard your oral health, call us to arrange an appointment so that we can assist you in avoiding dental emergency care.
Smile House | (03) 8521 0777