Dental emergencies: What are they and what to do?

Dental emergencies are unexpected and usually require immediate action. While you can’t see it coming, having enough knowledge of what to do in this kind of situation may save you from stress and prevent further damage to your teeth. 

In this blog, we will guide you through the things you need to know in case you encounter these types of dental emergencies.

Accident or injuries 

Chipped or knocked-out teeth are the most common cases of traumatic dental injuries, and are usually due to sports injuries. During this time, it is best to remain calm and make sure that the tooth is safe from exposure so it won’t be infected. If the tooth is knocked out, seal it in a bag until you can reach your dentist. 

For urgent treatment in traumatic dental cases, request an emergency appointment with your local Penrith dentist. 


The sudden feeling of pain in your teeth might be because of sensitivity and is sometimes manageable with over-the-counter medicines. However, if your toothache won’t go away, consult your dentist, as it could be a signal of a severe dental issue.

Bleeding gums

If your toothache is accompanied by swollen, bleeding gums, it could be a sign of an infectious dental issue. For temporary relief, rinse your mouth with water or apply ice to the area. To avoid complications, call Tindale Dental for emergency dental treatment. 

There are many other things that cause a dental emergency so you should reach out to a knowledgable dentist to identify and manage your situation properly.

Have a dental emergency? See your dentist ASAP! 

If you are experiencing any dental concerns about your teeth, give our Penrith dentists a call (02) 4726 5400. We understand the urgency associated with dental emergencies. That’s why we provide all our patients with the utmost care when they experience this kind of situation.