Facing a dental emergency? Get in touch with our clinic right away by calling our Emergency Hotline +260 978 033 156. The staff at Dentallive Clinic prides itself on providing quick emergency dentistry that gets you out of pain or fixes any problem you may have. We have multiple dentists with evening, night and weekend appointments. The advantage of Dentallive Clinic is that emergency calls are accepted 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
HOW QUICKLY CAN YOU GET IN?
We will schedule your appointment as promptly as possible. If you have pain or an emergency situation, every attempt will be made to see you that day.
WHAT TO DO WITH COMMON EMERGENCIES?
A dull ache that is throbbing may indicate a gum problem. In that case clean the area around the sore tooth with dental floss or try to remove the object lodged in there. Then rinse your mouth with warm salt-water rinses until you can get into Dentallive Clinic to see one of our dentists. A topical anesthetic (Ora-gel) may be applied to the problem area. A sharp shooting pain usually indicates an infection or a tooth problem. Avoid placing aspirin on the tooth or gums. Apply a cold compress if swelling persists, and take Tylenol (acetaminophen) until your able to see a Dentallive Clinic dentist.
Knocked Out Tooth
If the tooth was a baby tooth don't place it back in the socket. Come in to see an Dentallive Clinic Dentist that there is no real damage to the underlying tissue.
If the tooth is a permanent tooth and you are able to find the toothbrush off any debris give it a quick rinse with warm milk or water. Make sure to handle the tooth by the crown (white part) and not the root. If you are able to reinsert the tooth in the socket, keep it in place by biting down on a clean cloth or gauze. If the tooth is unable to be placed back in the socket you can place it under the patients tongue. For the best prognosis for saving the tooth, you need to be seen by a dentist as soon as possible (within an hour). Please call the Dentallive Clinic Emergency Hotline immediatley +260 978 033 156.
Lost Filling/Crown & Cracked Tooth
Rinse out your mouth with warm salt water. Remove the piece and place it in a bag to bring into the office. If there is any pain or discomfort take advil or tylenol and book and appointment.
I'M AN EXSISTING PATIENT?
If we have your medical information on file and we have seen you recently, we can call a prescription into your pharmacy for instant relief and bring you in for an appointment at the earliest convenience.
I'M A NEW PATIENT?
You will be asked to fill in a medical form and have the dentist take a quick look and radiograph of the problem area.