Dental Care when you Need It the Most
Whatever the dental emergency,
you should be seen as soon as possible!
Call us on 09 777 4343, and we will do our absolute best to get you in that day and have you feeling better in no time. Follow the steps below after you have called us, these can help alleviate discomfort before you arrive.
Dental emergencies can be:
- Knocked out Tooth
- Facial Swelling
- Chipped Tooth
- Soft Tissue Injury
Call for an emergency appointment immediately as the first hour is critical for any chance of saving the tooth. We suggest you very gently clean off the root if still intact, DO NOT SCRUB IT, and try to replace it in the socket in the correct orientation as soon as possible, preferably within 30 minutes. If this is not possible store the tooth in saliva inside your cheek – but don’t swallow it! – or in milk.
Take pain relief as directed on packet.
If swelling increases dramatically or affects breathing, get to an A & E clinic as soon as possible.
Put the broken piece in a moist cloth, and rinse your mouth with warm salt water, and keep clean.
If bleeding significantly, then try to stop it by applying firm pressure on the injury with a clean cloth. If there is no bleeding, then clean the area with a clean cloth and warm water and apply a cold compress.
What to expect
at an Emergency Appointment
30 minutes or longer at the appointment is needed to properly evaluate the problem. An X-ray of the affected area, along with a thorough examination, is necessary to truly define the issue at hand. We can then evaluate your dental situation and give you a clear plan of what needs to be done to have you feeling comfortable again as soon as possible.
Dental Domain for Urgent Care?
We are ACC (Accident Compensation Corporation) providers, we work with Work and Income New Zealand to offer affordable accident care. And we are Q-Card providers, we offer 12 months interest-free for Q-Card holders that meet the criteria. Unless stated otherwise, we will take payment for your treatment on the day.
If your dental problem requires more than one visit to our office, we will ensure you have immediate relief, and you are comfortable while we arrange a subsequent visit as early as possible. Our team will also send you reminders for follow-up exam appointments to reduce the recurrence of dental emergencies.