Children’s Dental Emergencies Glen Waverley

Dental emergencies can happen anytime, to anyone, and anywhere, children included. In fact, children are more vulnerable to dental emergencies because of their explorative and carefree nature.

The responsibility of taking care and looking out for children lies in the hands of parents. Knowledge of first aid steps is not enough. You also need to have a trusted emergency dentist Glen Waverley.

At EK Dental Surgery, we handle children’s dental emergencies with utmost care and attention. We understand that dental emergencies can scare and hurt your child. Just like you, we want to end the pain as soon as possible. A same-day emergency appointment is available to prioritise your child’s dental emergency.

First Aid for Common Children Dental Emergencies

It is important to understand that first aid steps merely provide temporary relief to your child. The threat still exists and the pain can return at any time. Neglect in providing proper attention can cause the situation to worsen and might put your child’s oral health in danger.

We have drafted first aid steps for some of the most common dental emergencies experienced by children. Take a look.


Children are fond of sweets and are often reluctant to brush their teeth. In case of a toothache, here’s how you can help:

  • Help your child brush his/her teeth gently. Let him/her floss after to remove debris stuck between teeth.
  • Use an antiseptic mouthwash or a saline solution as your child’s mouthwash. For the saline solution, dissolve ½ teaspoon of salt to eight ounces of lukewarm water.
  • Never give aspirin to your child or to those below 18 years old. Do not put aspirin on the aching area as well as this can cause a chemical burn. To minimise pain, apply clove oil on the aching area.
  • If there is swelling, apply a cold compress against the area.
  • See your dentist immediately.

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Knocked-out Tooth

Games can sometimes lead to accidents. A forceful blow on the face, tripping, or falling down may knock out a tooth. In case of a knocked-out tooth, here’s how you can help:

  • Pick the tooth by the crown, never touching the root.
  • If it is dirty wash it with clean running water for no more than 10 seconds. Do not scrape, brush, or rub.
  • If the tooth is permanent, reinsert it gently if possible and have your child bite down gently on a piece of cloth.
  • For a baby tooth, let your dentist handle re-implantation. Do not attempt it yourself or you may damage the developing permanent tooth underneath.
  • Soak the tooth in milk, saline solution, or in saliva on your way to the dentist.
  • See your dentist within 30 minutes of the emergency.

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Broken braces

For best results, we recommend orthodontic equipment at an early age. In case of broken braces, here’s how you can help:

  • Remove all broken braces by letting your child rinse his/her mouth thoroughly.
  • Move the offending wire in place using the clean eraser end of a pencil.
  • Use cotton to cover the ends of the wire.
  • See your dentist immediately. 

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule will continue in 2021

In the news:

The Australian Dental Association (ADA) has applauded the announcement by the Turnbull Government and its Health Minister, Greg Hunt, to reinstate the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) cap to $1,000.

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“The Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt … advised the ADA that a number of changes to the CDBS have been finalised and will take effect on 1 January 2021.”

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Bulk Bill for children who are eligible for MEDICARE CHILD DENTAL BENEFITS SCHEDULE

Up to $1000 worth of dental treatments over two years 

Children’s Dental Emergencies in Glen Waverley

Don’t put off seeing us in case of a dental emergency. Time is very important in a dental emergency. A same-day emergency appointment is available to relieve you of your pain as soon as possible. 

Children’s Dental Emergencies in Glen Waverley

Call (03) 9887 8787 or visit us at 230 Springvale Road in Glen Waverley. 

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Charmaine Oberoi
Charmaine Oberoi
Had a wisdom tooth extracted by Dr Lydia Tseng a month ago. Was extremely nervous but she was so very kind and gentle, I dare say I was pleasantly surprised with the entire procedure. All thanks to this super patient dentist. Thank you so much. I might actually be nearly happy about my next visit 🤞🏼😆
Sudan Chakravarthy
Sudan Chakravarthy
Doctor Lee is a honest professional who treats his patients with compassion and care.
joanne lin
joanne lin
Our family have already attended the EK dental surgery with Dr. Lydia for a couple of years. Dr. Lydia is our best choice after compared with other dentists, especially on children’s dental care. She is very patient and very professional on children’s noncooperation. She explained the treatment clearly and given us good advice. She is always gentle when checked teeth. She used a lot of strategies to help my son for relaxing and be comfortable while filling a tooth. My son was very resistant to see dentist because he had a bad experience in another clinics before, but Dr. Lydia was very patient and given my son a lot encouragement. I highly recommended Dr. Lydia
Vanessa Joy Grecia
Vanessa Joy Grecia
Great team. Highly recommended!
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Honey Glaze Rosalyn
Fantastic and caring dental team. Highly Recommended!
Dopegine H
Dopegine H
Highly recommend dentist in Glan Waverley. The whole team is great
John Lee
John Lee
Reasonable prices, great location and qulity dentist in Glen Waverley on Springvale Road. Highly recommeneded if you are in the area.

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