Dental Trauma Management
At Dental Sense, we will always prioritise dental trauma, especially involving young children. If you have a dental emergency please call our staff on 08 9250 8844 straight away
Emergency Dentist Midland
Dental Emergencies are usually broken up into two categories, toothache or dental trauma.
Toothace or Facial Swelling:
We take toothaches (especially where facial swelling is involved) very seriously. We also know how distressing it can be to have a toothache!
If you or one of your family have a toothache, call our friendly staff who will try to arrange a priority appointment for you, so we can get you out of pain as soon as possible!
Dental injuries present in many ways, each dependent on the cause of injury and patient age, so you need someone with experience!
By the age of fourteen, every second child sustains some form of dental injury, therefore it isn’t uncommon. Boys almost twice as vulnerable as girls, with peak incidence between 2-4yrs and again at 10-12yrs. The majority of cases involve single anterior teeth.
Our principal dentist, Dr Nicole Hocek, worked in Kalgoorlie for 5 years. While in Kalgoorlie she handled a wide range of dental trauma in kids and adults, including mine site injuries.
We have extensive experience in this field, so much so that Nicole had admitting rights at Kalgoorlie hospital to take emergencies into theatre to treat the issue under a general anaesthetic.
Management is a function of age, severity of injury sustained and overall medical status. Dental trauma also represents a true dental emergency so often demands immediate attention.
“Prevention is better than cure”
As with most things in life, prevention is always better than cure. Hence we strongly recommend the use of custom fitted mouthguards for all ages, particularly those engaged in vulnerable team positions or contact sports.
Course of Action:
First of all, don’t panic. Once the patient has been removed from any source of danger, and assuming vital signs are normal, contact the clinic.
First Aid should also be administered as per instructed by the dentist.
Once stabilised, time is of the essence and therefore it is important that treatment be administered without undue delay.
At Dental Sense we will initially complete comprehensive clinical examination before stabilising the tooth or teeth involved. Due to the shock of the trauma, in many cases sedation will be administered. Also afterward we will arrange a review consultation, detailing both short and long-term management requirements.
Do you provide a warranty?
For all treatment provided, and where patients have complied with treatment plans in their entirety, we provide a 3-year warranty against mechanical failure*. Speak to one of our staff about the terms and conditions of our warranty
Dental Sense; the sensible approach to dental care..
Appointments can be arranged by contacting our Front Office Co-ordinators:
Dental Sense Midland
2 Mellar Ct
Midland WA 6056
Phone: (08) 9250 8844
Fax: 08 9250 2265
Mon: 8.00am to 5.00pm
Tue: 8.00am to 7.00pm
Sat & Sun: Closed