Emergency Dentist Melbourne
At Bayside Smiles we understand dental accidents can happen without warning, usually causing significant pain or discomfort. Get the care you need when you need it with our emergency dental option.
Over the years Mike and Magda observed that their patients were in dire need of an emergency dentist. Realising that accidents don’t wait for a convenient time to cause their damage, they chose to pursue the idea of a dental clinic that was open 24/7. This gives Melbourne patients the opportunity to receive the highest level of dental care at all times, because accidents don’t wait. 24/7 Dental works in partnership with Bayside Smiles, covering the hours and days that Bayside Smiles is not open, to provide emergency dental treatments.
Emergencies during general opening hours: If your accident has occurred during our general opening times, please contact the Bayside Smiles office. Our staff will strive to give you an emergency appointment at the earliest convenient time. Our contact number is (03) 9598 2100.
For after-hours emergencies: Including weekends and public holidays, contact 24/7 dental on (03) 9044 0777.
Bayside Smiles patients are also given the mobile number of their dentist. So if you experience a dental emergency and your dentist is available, we will open up the 24/7 Dental clinic and provide you with a priority appointment.
General opening hours for Bayside Smiles are as follows:
Monday: 8am – 6pm
Tuesday: 8am – 7pm
Wednesday: 9am – 7pm
Thursday: 8am – 5pm
Friday: 8am – 1pm
Saturday: 8.30am – 1pm
What does your emergency clinic treat?
In cases where you simply can’t bear to wait for the next day, 24/7 Dental treats the following ailments:
Attempt to gently clean any debris away with warm water. If the break was due to a blow, place a cold compress on the face near the injury. If possible, try to find the broken fragments as we may be able to bond them back to the tooth.
This is often caused by cavities. Use dental floss and water to try and dislodge food particles causing pain. Before taking pain relief try and answer these questions, as they will help your dentist decipher how they can help.
1) Is the tooth sensitive to hot or cold?
2) Is the tooth sensitive to bite with?
3) Is the pain a sharp or dull sensation?
4) How long is the pain for? Seconds, minutes, hours or constant?
5) Is aching spontaneous?
Swelling of the gums and face
Swelling without an injury is often a typical sign of infection. Swelling of the face could be an indication that the infection is spreading. A cold (NOT hot!) compress can be used to ease pain until you can see your dentist.
Loose or broken braces and retainers
If you have a wire causing you irritation, cover the offending piece of wire with a small cotton ball, a piece of gauze or some soft wax. If the wire has broken and is embedded in the cheek, tongue or gum tissue, do NOT attempt to remove it. Contact us ASAP.
Knocked out adult teeth
If the tooth has fallen out of your mouth and is able to be located; pick it up by the crown. Do NOT touch the root of the tooth. Rinse the tooth off to clean it, preferably in milk but water will do. Transport the tooth in the cup to your dentist. For teeth to be replanted, timing is critical.
Bitten lip or tongue
Apply pressure directly to the bleeding area with a clean cloth. If the area has swollen apply a cold compress. If bleeding doesn’t stop readily or the injury is severe, contact your hospital emergency department or call us for an emergency dental appointment.
Objects wedged between teeth
An object wedged between your teeth can be painful. Attempt to gently remove the object with dental floss, sometimes a knot or loop in the floss helps. If you are unable to dislodge the item contact your dentist.