Dental Emergency Brisbane | Take Action Fast
One of the essential tips any dentist can recommend is ensuring that you have the phone number of your local emergency dentist Brisbane surgery on hand in the unlikely event of an unfortunate emergency. No one plans to have an accident that causes trauma to teeth and gums.
Dental emergencies can literally occur out of nowhere and can cause severe damage to the mouth. If you’ve ever bitten into hard food and broken a tooth or damaged a tooth playing sport or due to injury – don’t panic! The Australia Dental emergency dentist Brisbane team can give you advice and treatment to repair your teeth and restore your smile. Even though your tooth enamel is very strong, and can withstand immense biting pressure, accidents will happen. If you discover a tooth which is broken, fractured, or chipped, contact Australia Dental as soon as possible. With early attention, we can avoid the possibility of your tooth being further damaged or even becoming infected, which can result in your tooth requiring extraction. There are many situations that constitute an emergency, like a broken tooth, severe pain affecting teeth or gums and even the loss of a crown or filling.
When you need an emergency dentist in Brisbane, don’t delay! Call Australia Dental. The sooner you take action, the better. Oral pain can strike quickly and hard so we have developed our clinical processes to allow the immediate provision of care for emergency patients. With our same day and wait time guarantee, we excel in getting people the care they need, when they need it.
Emergency Dentist Brisbane Hotline
07 3284 7112 or 07 3888 9125
When To Call A Brisbane Emergency Dentist?
If you believe you are facing a dental emergency, without hesitation, contact Australia Dental in Brisbane immediately. Our emergency dental Brisbane team are here to help when you need us. A quick phone call is recommended and the dental team will offer prompt advice and guide you as to what to do next. Pain is unpleasant and if you are experiencing uncomfortable ongoing pain, it’s an emergency. Quick treatment will help to save injured or damaged teeth and prevent damage from getting worse. Our qualified and professional Brisbane emergency dentists are experienced with all sorts of situations and have many options on hand to deal with a wide range or scenarios. Better still, our Brisbane emergency dentists are trained to identify exactly what the problem is, how serious it can be and can almost certainly address the pain fast. Some of the common Brisbane dental emergencies are listed below with some brief explanations to help you identify and explain what the problem is when you call:
1. Trauma To The Mouth
An unexpected knock to the jaw can cause severe trauma to the mouth and it is advised that if you do encounter any such impact, that you first check teeth for signs of damage and contact the dental surgery. A quick consult will determine whether any treatment is required.
A hit to the face can also result in a tooth being knocked out completely. If this is the case emergency dentists advise that you should avoid cleaning the tooth if possible and try to place it back into the mouth, in its original position and hold it in place until you arrive at the dental surgery. If that is not possible, placing it in a cup of milk is a good alternative. Calling Australia Dental will ensure you are seen as a priority patient and your concerns will be addressed quickly.
2. Chipped Or Broken Teeth
Sports accidents make up a large number of dental emergencies. The result of a knock can be a chipped or, worse still, broken tooth that requires immediate attention.
A chipped tooth may not result in pain but there is a risk of underlying damage, which may not necessarily involve a nerve but still requires care. As with all teeth accidents, locating the broken part of the tooth is important. Whenever possible, your Brisbane emergency dentist can work with the fractured part and rebond it to the remaining tooth.
Regardless of the situation, there will most likely be the need for some sort of cosmetic dentistry to restore teeth to their original condition. Your dentist will talk you through the options available and discuss the required treatments prior to commencing work.
3. Lose A Filling Or Crown
Whilst it is rare, a filling or crown can loosen or come away from the tooth as a result of damage, decay or simply because the bond between the tooth and the filling has deteriorated over time. In most instances, this is not necessarily deemed to be an emergency dental situation unless it causes severe pain. The newly exposed tooth can be rather sensitive to both hot and cold temperatures, though. Even air can cause distress. If this is the case, calling and asking for a Brisbane emergency dentist is advisable.
In the instance of a crown falling out, if you are fortunate enough to locate it, keep it safe and take it to the dentist as soon as you can. It is important to note that the remaining tooth will not be as strong as it was when it was protected by the filling or the crown, so don’t wait too long as there could be more damage done to it or your gums in the meantime.
4. Unexplained Severe Pain
For those that have experienced the sudden sharp pain of a toothache, you’ll know just how excruciating it can be. Unexplained pain in the mouth area, whether it be to the gums or teeth, can be very uncomfortable. Sometimes it might be caused by eating food that comes into contact with a decayed area of the tooth. Sometimes it may simply be because of hot or cold drink that impacts on exposed nerves. Regardless, any pain that comes out of nowhere needs to be addressed. Not only is it going to be almost impossible to get through the day with throbbing pain but it could result in further infection of the tooth in question, including the gum area if it is left too long.
5. Bleeding Gums
Gums that bleed are typically a sign of existing periodontal disease. It’s very common. Whilst a small bleed is not an emergency dental situation if you’ve recently had a tooth extracted and you cannot stop the bleeding it is important to seek professional assistance. In the meantime, make sure to bite down hard and apply pressure with the aid of a cloth until you can be seen.
6. Broken Dentures
Those who rely on dentures understand just how important it is that they not only look as natural as possible but also are fitted to maximise comfort. Unexpected accidents can occur which could result in broken dentures and this definitely constitutes an emergency that requires prompt attention.
7. Damage To Braces Or Wires
A broken wire on your braces can poke or cut your gums or tongue. This is another situation that’s worth addressing fast. The best bet is to try to reposition the wire until you can get to see the dentist or your Brisbane orthodontist. Most importantly, never cut the wire!
Emergency Dental Brisbane | Tooth Repair Treatment
The treatment we suggest for your Brisbane dental emergency will depend on how bad the damage is, and where your damaged tooth is located in your mouth. Small damage to the tooth enamel can usually be repaired in a single visit to Australia Dental, while a severely damaged or broken tooth may require more lengthy and costly treatment. Repairing broken or chipped teeth are one of the more common dental emergencies we see and some of the treatments include:
1. Emergency Dental Bonding
If you have chipped a front tooth that can be seen when you smile, we may recommend dental bonding with tooth-coloured composite resin as an ideal way to repair your tooth.
Your emergency dentist will begin by etching the surface of your tooth with a special liquid, to roughen it and help the bonding material adhere. We then apply an adhesive material to your damaged tooth, followed by the bonding material. Your dentist then carefully shapes the dental bonding material to perfectly match your natural tooth surface, before using an ultraviolet light to harden the material.
2. Emergency Dental Crowns
If you’ve broken off a large piece of tooth, or your tooth has a lot of decay, the Australia Dental team may recommend using a dental crown to restore and protect your tooth and improve its appearance.
When the entire top of your tooth has broken off but the tooth root is still intact, your emergency dentist will place a post, or pin, into the root as a secure foundation for your dental crown. We may need to grind away some of your remaining teeth in preparation for your crown, before covering it with the tooth-shaped cap to restore your smile.
Dental crowns can be made from ceramic, metal, or porcelain fused to metal. While metal crowns offer the strongest restoration, porcelain tooth-coloured crowns are nearly identical to your original teeth, for the most natural looking restoration. A consultation with the Australia Dental team will help us determine the best option for restoring your damaged tooth.
From a young age, we are taught to look after our teeth, brush them well, have regular check-ups and always visit a dentist to seek the right advice. But dental emergencies can arise out of nowhere. It’s good to know that Australia Dental offer emergency dentist Brisbane patient care to look after our patients when you need us most. A quick call to the Australia Dental Clontarf Dentist practice on (07) 3284 7112 or the Australia Dental Burpengary Dentist practice on (07) 3888 9125, 6 days a week, will give you peace of mind and a priority appointment if needed.
When you need an emergency dentist Brisbane, contact Australia Dental straight away. The friendly team are always available to take your call and work to solve your pain and tooth damage fast!
We accept all government vouchers regarding emergency dentist care.
Tooth Knocked out?
We are open 6 days to facilitate the immediate care of trauma patients for emergency dental treatments.
We are fully set up with our same day guarantee to treat patients with major toothaches that can’t wait longer than 24 hours.
We understand that often patients need relief with limited funds and we work to provide every option available to us to get you out of pain.