Woden Dentist Explains Emergency Dentistry
Phillip, ACT based Acacia Dental Group is reaching out to educate local residents about dental emergencies. While many might recognise pain in the jaw or gums as a sign that they need to seek professional help, certain patients might also consider the pain to be temporary, or that it will eventually fade on its own given enough time. In some cases, this can be dangerous, and prompt action can mean the difference between recovery and lost teeth or worse.
“It is widely understood that we all need to visit the dentist on a regular basis,” the clinic states, “and you should consider that this is serious enough that even dentists go to a professional they trust for their own check ups instead of attempting to carry it out themselves. However, it can be a bit more difficult to identify when at-home or over-the-counter remedies are not enough, and failing to do so can lead to drastic consequences. We strongly advise that you take the time to familiarise yourself with the signs so you will know when to call your dentist for an emergency appointment.”
Acacia Dental Group says pain is often a great motivator, but it is not the only sign people should look out for. If they notice swelling of their gum, cheek or face (that is spreading); uncontrollable bleeding that cannot be stopped or even clear signs of major damage (such as a knocked out or broken tooth), they should make every attempt to see their dentist as soon as possible. While these are by no means the only symptoms of deeper issues, the clinic emphasises that any delay can only make matters worse, so anyone who is not sure they need emergency treatment should err on the side of caution and call their dentist for more advice.
Everyone should also be aware that dental emergencies may require more serious attention. If a person is experiencing difficulty breathing, has lost consciousness or has rapid serious bleeding, their first stop should be at their closest A&E.
Notably, a patient may wish to consider visiting Acacia Dental Group if they require emergency dentistry in Woden, particularly if it would be their first visit. In addition to offering world-class dental treatment, initial consultations are always free, so a patient would only have to pay for their treatment. Since the practice will also take the opportunity to give them every available treatment option and allow them to choose which they prefer, patients also have the luxury of determining which course their treatment will take. Should they wish, in fact, they can decline treatment altogether. However, Acacia Dental has a long history of satisfied patients, and they are confident that anyone who stops by for a consultation will be able to see exactly why this is for themselves.
A Google review from Jennifer Eliott illustrates how easy it is to see one of Acacia Dental Group’s dentists on short notice, especially in the event of an emergency. The review says, “I had a minor dental emergency over the weekend, and Acacia Dental was able to see me late on Monday morning following a cancellation. The service was prompt and professional, and the treatment resolved my dental problem straight away. It wasn’t entirely painless, as the injection did hurt a little, but that’s to be expected. Very happy with the result and very appreciative of the excellent care provided.”
The practice’s general services are also considered to be top-notch, as their patients will happily attest. “I’ve seen both Dr. Sirisha and Dr. Mallik since I was little,” says Amy Crowe, and every time I’ve gone in they have been amazing; from diagnosing a surprising extra tooth when I was little to fixing my chipped tooth and reassuring me during my wisdom tooth extraction. Both Doctors and their administration staff are wonderful and welcoming. I'm thankful to them everyday for being my dentists!”
Appointments can be booked online via the practice’s official website. However, Acacia Dental may prioritise certain cases based on their severity, so patients who need emergency assistance are advised to call the clinic directly if they cannot find an appropriate booking spot online.
For more information about Acacia Dental Group, contact the company here:
Acacia Dental Group
(02) 6281 2222
Suite 14, Level 2, Gadal Chambers, 48 Corinna St, Phillip ACT 2606