Is it an Emergency? Signs you should call your Moonee Ponds dentist right away

We don’t want to see anyone in pain! If you have a dental emergency, and you are near Sunbury or Moonee Ponds, call Smile in Style immediately. Your dentist will see you as soon as possible and take steps to get you out of pain and correct your problem.

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What is considered an Emergency? Many situations qualify as emergencies. If you are in unbearable pain, call us right away. If a tooth is badly damaged, or knocked out, as little as 30 minutes time can be the difference between losing or saving the tooth. Examples of situations requiring immediate dental care include:

  • Knocked out tooth (completely out of its socket)
  • Cracked or broken off tooth
  • An extruded tooth (knocked loose of forced out of position)
  • Facial injury involving dental trauma

Depending on the nature of the injury, you may need to see a doctor. You should go to the hospital emergency room if:

  • You are bleeding excessively
  • You think you have a broken bone, or an injured joint or muscle
  • You have significant facial injuries, such as lacerations
  • Swelling is severe, especially if it is interfering with your breathing


What if it’s not an emergency?

In most cases, dental pain isn’t sudden. Mild sensitivity or occasional throbbing might be easy to ignore. As it becomes more intense and more frequent, it becomes harder to live with. Problems that develop gradually may not be an emergency yet. Decay, gum disease and other oral health problems are progressive; so the longer you wait, the worse they become. At the first sign of any discomfort or sensitivity, schedule an appointment with us at a convenient time, before it becomes an emergency.

For emergencies or appointment requests, you can reach our Sunbury office at 03 8001 6021 or our Moonee Ponds office at 03 8400 4104 or book online at


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Safe Amalgam Removal Protocol

  • Chlorella drink prior is given prior to treatment and a mouth rinse post-treatment. Chlorella can help bind and prevent mercury absorption.
  • Physical protective barriers - Masks, protective coverings, eyewear, in-mouth non-latex dental dams, and other steps are taken to prevent physical contact with mercury for the patient and staff.
  • Oral evacuation - Generous amounts of water are used to continuously rinse particulate matter from the mouth while suctioning it away. Combined with protective dental dams, this prevents patients from swallowing dental amalgam particles during treatment. Additionally, the rinsing helps lower the temperature of the filling, reducing the amount of mercury vapour released.
  • External air - A continuous supply of non-contaminated air or oxygen is delivered via a mask or similar apparatus, preventing inhalation of mercury vapour or particles.
  • "Chunk it out" method - Rather than using a drill to grind the filling down, it is carefully removed in the largest possible pieces, minimising friction, vaporisation.
  • High Volume Evacuation Suction is used by the dental assistant to remove amalgam particles in the mouth.
  • High Volume Air suction and Air Purifiers are used in the clinical room that is able to remove mercury vapour from the room.
  • Amalgam separator use - This device collects mercury-contaminated waste before it can enter the sewage system, allowing us to dispose of it safely.