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Dental emergencies can be alarming and painful. That’s why we provide preferential scheduling for patients who need urgent treatment. If you’ve experienced any kind of dental trauma or severe dental discomfort, contact us right away. Our skilled practitioners will take every possible step to solve your emergency promptly and compassionately.

Call our professional team now on (07) 3264 9590 to arrange your emergency appointment.

Common Dental Emergencies

When a dental emergency occurs, knowing where to get professional help is very important. Finding prompt and efficient treatment on time will significantly increase the odds of saving your teeth. Since not every clinic provides dental emergency services, it certainly pays to locate one near your home so that you would not be caught flat-footed in a dental crisis. If your emergency dentist is also your regular family dentist, the benefits are that you would have established a relationship or rapport with the clinician and staff, while the dentist will also be more familiar with your dental history and background.

Some of the most common dental emergencies that require the immediate attention of your Brisbane dentist include:

knocked-out toothI’ve knocked out a tooth. What do I do?

Knocked-out teeth should be handled extremely carefully; make sure you do not touch the root of the tooth. Gently place the tooth back in its socket. It’s important that the tooth be returned to its socket, but if this isn’t possible, instead place it inside your mouth next to your cheek. You can also store it in a cup of cold milk (never water!).

If you need to rinse the tooth, do so gently. Use milk if possible. The sooner you see a dentist, the more likely that your tooth can be saved, so call us on immediately on (07) 3264 9590.

Chipped or broken toothI’ve broken or fractured a tooth. What do I do?

Take a breath and stay calm – fractured teeth are often able to be restored. Contact us and take ibuprofen or paracetamol to ease any resulting pain. Try to avoid eating on that side of your mouth.

ToothacheHow do I treat a bad toothache?

If you’re experiencing severe dental pain, contact us immediately. Bad toothaches can signal a serious problem, so it’s best to identify the issue sooner than later. In the meantime, take ibuprofen or your doctor-recommended pain reliever, but be careful not to exceed your dosage.

Swelling around the toothI have swelling in my teeth or gums. What should I do?

Dental swelling can indicate an infection, which should be looked at as soon as possible. We can give you priority scheduling, allowing our professional team to pinpoint any problems. If you’re experiencing pain, you might consider taking ibuprofen or paracetamol, which can also temporarily soothe some of the inflammation.

Broken denturesI broke my dentures. How do I repair them?

We advise against trying to repair them yourself – this can result in further damage. Our practitioners can help you get your dentures repaired quickly. Simply call us on (07) 3264 9590 to arrange an appointment.

What To Expect In A Dental Emergency Appointment

At Albany Dental, our Brisbane emergency dentists will be there to help you every step of the way, to ensure that you receive optimum dental care in a friendly and safe environment. Our experienced team of emergency dentists are trained to treat your symptoms and problems in a professional manner that puts you at ease, using as minimally invasive treatment protocols as is required.

All you need to do is explain your symptoms clearly so that our dentists can identify the causes and formulate a treatment plan in a timely and accurate fashion. Most dental emergency cases can be effectively managed or cured, provided you do not take too long to see the dentist.

Every emergency treatment is cause related, unlike perhaps a cosmetic treatment that is driven by an aesthetic concern. The dentist will evaluate the specific causes and symptoms before determining a suitable relief or cure. In the case of a toothache, a topical antiseptic may be used to help dull the pain while the cause is treated. Where the tooth is broken or decayed, the dentist may recommend extraction – as would be the case with wisdom tooth. Root canals are also effective in the alleviation of pain and correcting the problem of an impacted tooth.

If you are experiencing swelling or pain surrounding a tooth, our emergency dentist will likely treat the infection prior to extracting the affected tooth. To treat the painful symptoms or bring down the swelling, the clinic may also prescribe a course of anti-biotic or anti-inflammatory medication.

For most emergencies, it is best to see the dentist on the same day, but if it is not possible, the following morning at the latest.

Children’s Dental Emergencies

Research has shown that about one third of infants and toddlers have suffered some form of accidental trauma to their teeth – the risky age group being 18-40 months. Young children and babies are known for their unbridled sense of curiosity, which ever so often lands them in a bit of trouble. It is not uncommon for children to injure their teeth because of a fall or bad knock.

Trauma to an infant’s teeth can damage the gum and even the pre-erupted permanent teeth. Contrary to popular belief, decay in milk teeth can adversely affect the health of the gum and the permanent teeth growing below the gum line.

If a child were to encounter any dental-related mishaps, parents and caregivers should be readily armed with the contact information of a good emergency dentist so that they know the right clinic to call and book for an immediate appointment.

Our dentists at Albany Dental are fully equipped to handle dental emergencies involving children of all ages.

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