Contact our emergency dentists in Everton Park or Mitchelton if any of your teeth are injured, painful or you have other urgent symptoms.
Accidents can happen any time, and we'll try to see you as soon as possible if you need emergency dental care. Our dentists can also offer advice over the phone to help you manage pain and discomfort and prevent a problem from getting worse.
Knowing what to do in an emergency situation can help you avoid unnecessary pain and complications and improve your chances of making a full recovery. Follow these steps to make sure you get the emergency dental care you need.
It's natural to worry if something happens to your teeth, but panicking can lead to bad decisions that could make the situation worse. If an accident or other emergency happens, try to stay calm and in control of your surroundings.
If you need advice or assistance, call us as soon as possible. Our emergency dentists can help you to manage pain and discomfort or prevent an infection from spreading before have a chance to see you in person.
If you need to see a dentist urgently, we'll help you to make an emergency dental appointment at our Everton Park or Mitchelton clinic. We'll examine your mouth and can discuss your treatment options at the nearest convenient time.
Find out what to do in common emergency situations. Even if your symptoms resolve on their own, you should still see our dentists for a thorough oral health assessment in case there's something wrong. Common dental emergencies include:
Teeth can get chipped or cracked by an impact, trip or fall, or biting into something hard. A tooth that's been weakened by decay or erosion may also be at risk of cracking. Even minor cracks can weaken your tooth and let in bacteria.
If your tooth gets damaged, we may be able to repair it with a filling, crown or other treatment. You should try to avoid using the tooth until you have a chance to see our dentists.
If your tooth gets knocked out but is still intact, there's a small chance it could be reattached if you can see our dentists immediately. You should put the tooth back in its socket or in a glass of milk to keep it moist and avoid touching the roots.
In most cases, a missing tooth can't be reattached, but we can discuss replacing it with a denture, bridge or implant. A missing tooth needs emergency dental care to prevent infection.
Toothache can happen for many reasons. When you make an appointment with our emergency dentists, we'll try to track down the cause and will recommend any treatment that may be needed.
To relieve a toothache, try rinsing your mouth with warm salt water, applying ice to the outside of your cheek or using over-the-counter pain relief medicine
If your gums, lips, cheek or other area of your mouth is bleeding, this will normally stop on its own before long. If the bleeding continues, you should see our emergency dentists or visit the hospital.
You can try to stop the bleeding by applying pressure, making sure to keep the site clean to avoid infection.
If you damage or lose a dental restoration such as a filling, crown or veneer, this is also considered a dental emergency. Depending on the type of restoration and how badly it's damaged, we may be able to reattach it or you may need a replacement.
Before you can see us, try to avoid using the tooth, as it may feel sensitive or be more vulnerable to damage or infection.
If your face is swollen and you feel a pain in your mouth, these could be symptoms of a dental abscess. You should make an appointment to see our emergency dentists as soon as possible.
To relieve the pain, you can try rinsing your mouth with warm salt water, applying ice or a cold compress, or taking medication.