Emergency Dentistry in Pascoe Vale
A toothache can disrupt nearly every aspect of your life, making it difficult to concentrate, sleep and eat. Unfortunately, dental emergencies often occur with little notice, and finding a dental surgery to provide prompt treatment can pose a challenge.
At Lumino Smiles, we prioritise patient health and comfort by treating dental emergencies quickly – usually on the same day. We welcome you to contact us immediately if you experience pain or sudden changes to your oral health.
Common Dental Emergencies
Every patient is unique and dental emergency symptoms vary from person to person. Here are some common symptoms to be aware of. If you are in doubt about whether you are experiencing a dental emergency, please telephone us directly.
- Toothache or general pain
- Inflammation or swelling in the gums, face or palate
- Broken tooth
- Knocked-out or mobile tooth
- Damaged or lost fillings, crowns, inlays or onlays
- Damaged dentures or partials
- Severe sensitivity
- Sudden discolouration
At Lumino Smiles, we can help you determine if your condition requires immediate attention. Our helpful clinical staff will enquire regarding symptoms and help set the wheels in motion to restore your health and comfort.
Root Canal Treatment
Pain is often an indication of an underlying infection that affects the internal canals of the tooth. Sensitivity, inflammation and pain often accompany infection.
Root canal treatment alleviates pain and encourages healing.
While root canal treatment has a reputation for causing discomfort, the truth is quite the opposite. Symptoms leading to root canal treatment can range from mild to severe, and proper professional care actually provides relief.
Dr Amir and our entire clinical staff believe that all dentistry can be a comfortable experience. Proper application of anaesthetic will ensure that any procedure feels comfortable.
Dr Amir will remove signs of infection and damaged tissue. He will then place medication and seal the tooth. We often recommend a dental crown after root canal treatment because the tooth will be more brittle and susceptible to damage. A crown will absorb some of the force of chewing and stabilise the tooth after a root canal.
We strive to save natural teeth whenever possible. Protecting natural teeth is often the healthiest and most convenient way to support good oral health. In some cases, however, teeth are too decayed, damaged or infected, and removing them is the best approach.
In these cases, we can typically provide comfortable dental extractions in our Pascoe Vale surgery without the need for a referral to a specialist. Of course, we always focus on the best care for our patients, so if we believe you will achieve better results from a dental surgeon, we will recommend a trusted colleague.
Are You Experiencing a Toothache?
Dental pain rarely resolves on its own and may worsen when left untreated. We welcome you to contact our dental clinic, and we will help restore a comfortable and healthy smile quickly.