If you or a family member has toothache or an injury to your teeth or gums, get help as soon as possible.
You need urgent dental advice if you have:
Facial swelling extending to eye, neck, or floor of mouth
Bleeding following an extraction or due to trauma which does not stop after 20 mins of firm pressure with gauze
Severely broken tooth/teeth due to accident
Toothache that is preventing sleeping combined with swelling or fever, which is not manageable with painkillers
If you have any of these please call us and leave a message on 06 878 8171
You need to go to the A&E if you have:
Facial swelling affecting your vision, breathing, or preventing mouth opening
Trauma causing loss of consciousness, double vision, or vomiting
Severe or continuous bleeding
Management at home
For toothache pain, over the counter painkillers such as Paracetamol or Ibuprofen will help symptoms
If you have extreme sensitivity to hot or cold, rub desensitizing toothpaste such as Sensodyne or Colgate Pro-Relief directly on the affected area and don’t rinse afterwards. Do this several times a day
Wisdom tooth pain can be managed with regular mouthwashes using warm salt water or Savacol, combined with painkillers and thorough cleaning of the area
If you have trouble swallowing or have swelling of your cheek you may need antibiotics. Please call us.
To find out more about how we can help you, or if you have a question
We are a family based practice that believes totally in the philosophy that prevention is better than cure. Our aim is to provide a tailor-made long-term preventative program to keep your teeth and gums in the best possible health which should minimise the need for treatment long term.
At Aesthetic Dental we believe firmly that creating the right skills for life long dental health begins at a very early age. It is vital that a family should have continuity and consistency with their dental care and all should make the journey together.
Our exceptional family-based practice takes pride in providing the full range of services modern day dentistry has to offer. We have a strong belief in ongoing education, allowing Aesthetic Dental to provide the most up to date techniques and treatments available.