What is Emergency Dentistry & Is It Covered with Private Health?
Suddenly experiencing serious oral pain can be stressful and induce anxiety for anyone. Sometimes there’s no telling when a dental emergency might arise, either. Whether a small problem has grown into a much larger one, or you suffer a sudden injury that affects your teeth (e.g. during a sports game), there is an emergency dentist in Fairfield West that can help make you comfortable once more. At Family Dental Centre, we offer an extensive range of general dentistry services, but we also make our staff available for the treatment of emergencies. We only get one set of teeth as adults — so it makes good sense to want to take corrective action as soon as possible.
An emergency could take many forms. Do you have a severe toothache that has persisted over several days or interferes with your daily ability? Perhaps you took a fall outdoors and chipped a tooth, or worse, knocked one out entirely. In other cases, some patients may experience serious gum pain. In these situations, our experienced dental staff will be able to assist you. In addition, we also offer our services as a BUPA dentist to Fairfield West. As a First Network Provider for BUPA, we can make filing your claim much easier. We are also a Medibank Members’ Choice dentist.
What to do before you visit an emergency dentist in Fairfield West
If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, it’s important to understand what to do before you head to the dentist. Based on your specific issue, there may be steps you can take to help ensure more efficient treatment. For example, if you’ve chipped a tooth, make an effort to save and clean any of the broken pieces you can find. Wash your mouth out, and come to see us as soon as possible.
In the event of a tooth falling out of its socket due to an accident, clean the tooth, only grasping it by the crown (typically exposed portion, or the “top” of the tooth). If possible, try to replace it in the mouth; otherwise, submerge the tooth in a container of milk and immediately contact us for emergency service. For other painful but less severe issues, attempt to rinse your mouth with warm water before making arrangements to visit.
Contact our office now for further details
We hope you’ve found these tips helpful. Regardless of the emergency facing you, a prompt diagnosis and effective treatment are important. Receiving that treatment shouldn’t make you worry about insurance paperwork, though; as a BUPA member and Medibank dentist in Fairfield West, we can speed up the process and ease your concerns. With a reputation for superb care built up over decades, our family is proud to continue meeting the oral health needs of our local communities. It’s this reputation which led to the recognition of our standards of care by Medibank and BUPA. Need to schedule an appointment or request assistance with unexpected dental issues? Please phone us on 0296047581 at your earliest convenience to discuss coming in to see our staff.