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Handling Dental Emergencies at Keilor East Dental Smiles

Man with tooth painNo one ever hopes for a dental emergency, but sudden issues like a broken tooth or a lost restoration can occur, often altering your smile and causing significant pain. Such discomfort can disrupt your sleep, interfere with your daily activities, or even prevent you from going to work.

At Keilor East Dental Smiles, we understand the urgency of these situations. We are committed to responding promptly, alleviating your pain, repairing your smile, and tailoring a treatment plan to meet your specific needs.

Note for Severe Emergencies

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please visit your local emergency department immediately.

Common Dental Emergencies

Unexpected Tooth Pain

Severe tooth pain without an obvious cause is a signal that you need immediate dental attention. Possible reasons for tooth pain include:

  • Impacted teeth
  • Broken restorations or teeth
  • Deep cavities
  • Abscesses
  • Uncovered tooth roots
  • Advanced gum disease

Prompt treatment is crucial to prevent complications and improve outcomes.

Fractured or Chipped Teeth

A damaged tooth can cause anxiety, particularly if it is visible when you smile. Factors like internal decay, habitual grinding, or clenching at night can weaken teeth, making them susceptible to fractures or chips.

Lost Teeth

Losing a tooth due to an accident or sports injury is distressing but not uncommon. If the tooth can be retrieved and is in good condition, our dentists might be able to reinsert it. Otherwise, a dental bridge or implant may be necessary to restore the tooth.

First Aid Tip: If you retrieve a knocked-out tooth, rinse it gently with cool water (avoid touching the root), try to reinsert it into its socket without force, or, if that’s not possible, keep it in a glass of milk and get to our office as quickly as possible.

Schedule an Emergency Appointment

Don’t let a dental emergency wait. Contact Keilor East Dental Smiles immediately if you face any dental crises. Experiencing a dental emergency? Book an immediate appointment with Keilor East Dental Smiles to get the urgent care you need.


Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

Dental Emergencies Keilor East, Avondale Heights, Airport West VIC | (03) 7038 0612