Important COVID-19 UpdateMore Info

Dear Valued Aardent Dental Centre Patient, It seems that all we hear and talk about these days is COVID-19(Coronavirus). Nevertheless, we want to reassure you that we are taking extra measures in addition to our usual stringent hygiene practices. The health of our patients, staff and anyone who enters the building is of paramount importance to us. We are taking a multitude of precautions as recommended by the appropriate health authorities (and some of our own). These include,

  • Spacing of waiting room chairs by a minimum of 1.5meters.
  • Removal of magazines, newspapers and children’s toys from the waiting room.
  • Offering patients to wait in their cars if they prefer.
  • Insisting that all people who enter the building use hand sanitiser (provided).
  • Asking all people to practice high levels of cough/sneezing hygiene.
  • Requesting that anyone with a temperature/flu like symptoms contact us and postpone their dental appointment.
  • Regularly sanitising building surfaces like doorknobs etc.
  • Requiring patients for some procedures to rinse with 1% hydrogen peroxide solution (known to kill coronavirus in the mouth).
  • Availability of non-contact body temperature devices for patient screening if the situation escalates.

Please rest assured that we are open for business and able to continue our excellent level of treatment for you.

As you will be aware the situation is ever changing as will be our response. We will endeavour to keep you informed along the way.

Kindest regards,

Richard Williams

and the

Aardent Dental Centre Team

At Aardent Dental Centre in Victoria Park, we treat an array of patients who had the misfortune to suffer a dental mishap. When it comes to emergency dentistry, as soon as possible is the best course of action.

Contacting a Perth dental clinic for expert advice reduces the risk of complications, additional treatment, and increased costs. Whatever your dental problem, seeking immediate help is an important step.

A tooth knocked from socket

We know this can be a shock. If possible, the best course is to place the tooth back in the socket—but only if an adult tooth—and call us. Handle the top of the tooth, preferably not with bare hands, to avoid infection.

If the tooth looks unclean, you can rinse with milk or saline, but be aware overcleaning may cause damage. Otherwise, place the tooth in saliva, milk or saline and bring it in a sealed container with you to our clinic.

A loose tooth

Do not pull out a loose tooth. Best to always have a loose tooth examined immediately, as it may be a sign of gum disease. Ignoring a loose tooth also risks bacteria entering the bloodstream and causing infection.

Other possible causes of loose teeth include hormone changes during pregnancy, or clenching and grinding, often during sleep. A dental professional should ascertain the reason and potential treatment.

A chipped tooth

If you can find the piece of tooth that broke off, place it in saliva, saline or milk and bring to your emergency appointment. We may be able to use this for tooth repair. Rinse your mouth with warm water.

For pain relief, an ice pack can be applied against the face, and over the counter pain medication is recommended. Avoid eating on the tooth, as chewing may aggravate a weak point and result in further breakage.

Crown or filling dislodged

If a crown or filling is dislodged yet still in one piece, rinse and store until your dentist appointment. Take care to avoid hard or sticky foods to minimise the risk of further damage to the vulnerable tooth. 

For those with underlying health conditions that increase susceptibility to infection, dental issues that make you vulnerable to bacteria are best addressed quickly. Contact us to discuss the situation.

A toothache

While not as obvious as a chipped or broken tooth on the surface, a mild toothache shouldn’t be ignored. Slight throbbing or occasional sharpness may progress to terrible pain if left untreated.

Many dental issues occur beneath the surface of the tooth, or may not be visible to the naked eye. Even though your tooth appears fine, there could be issues present only identifiable via x-ray.

Know that you have options

While a chipped or broken tooth can be stressful, keep in mind we have various treatments to address the problem. You can relax and trust our dentists to help. We’ve been dealing with these scenarios for decades. 

Our Victoria Park clinic will help you secure a consultation thanks to extended hours and emergency appointments. If seeking an emergency dentist in Perth today, call us on 09 6330 8666 or contact us online.