Urban Smiles Victoria

Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry in Victoria

It’s not often you’ll need an emergency dentist visit, but when you do, our dental team is here for you. We keep times available for emergency visits for you and your family. When dental emergencies strike, call Urban Smiles Victoria for support.

What Is Considered a Dental Emergency?

Dental emergencies come in many forms, from injuries and impact to the mouth to infections and severe toothaches. You should call our clinic and make an emergency appointment if you experience any of the following:


  1. Infections and Abscesses: These present as painful swellings on the gums and can be life-threatening. Seek emergency care immediately and rinse with saltwater in the meantime.
  2. Toothaches: Contact your dentist for an emergency appointment. Rinse your mouth with warm water and use a cold compress for pain relief while waiting.
  3. Chipped or Cracked Tooth: Visit a dentist immediately. Save any broken pieces, use gauze for bleeding, and apply a cold compress for swelling and pain.
  4. Soft Tissue Injuries: Control bleeding with gauze, rinse with saltwater, and apply a cold compress. Seek medical treatment for excessive bleeding.
  5. Knocked Out Tooth: Handle the tooth by the crown and rinse it without scrubbing. Try to reinsert it in the socket or keep it in a cup of milk or saltwater and see a dentist as soon as possible.
  6. A Lost Crown: Try to reattach the crown with toothpaste, denture adhesive, or dental cement and see a dentist to have it permanently fixed.

What to Do in Case of a Dental Emergency

When a dental emergency happens, assess the situation. If there is significant bleeding or other injuries, call 911 or visit your local hospital right away. Otherwise, call our dental office in Victoria to receive instructions and book an emergency appointment. Our staff will treat your injury quickly and provide you with aftercare instructions.

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