Emergency Dentistry Brisbane CBD
In the event of a severe toothache, emergency patients can be seen the same day during normal practice hours Monday through to Friday.
Emergencies need to call (07) 3221 5855 after 8am and before 12pm, Monday to Friday to be guaranteed to be seen the same day.
Quality Dental has compiled a First Aid Guide for dental emergencies that provides a quick reference in the unfortunate event of a dental emergency. The Guide is intended to provide general information about next steps:
A toothache can be caused by many and varied reasons and generally can only be fixed by visiting the dentist. Toothache symptoms can range from mild discomfort when eating and drinking through to severe discomfort and aching in and around the affected area. For temporary relief of toothache over the counter anti-inflammatory painkillers can reduce discomfort, but you should always follow dosage instructions on the packet.
If you chip your tooth please make sure you come in for an examination as soon as possible through one of our guaranteed same day appointments. A chipped tooth can become infected if left exposed over a period of time and cause permanent damage and discolouration to the tooth. Chipped teeth can be very sensitive to moving air and cold, so it’s best to avoid cold drinks and food to minimise discomfort.
Losing a filling can be as a result of the filling failing; a broken tooth; or further decay that may be prone to additional problems. Dental treatment should be sought as soon as possible to prevent a toothache from developing. Quality Dental will ensure patients who lose a filling are seen on the same day. In the interim you should avoid eating on the side of the mouth where the filing has fallen out. Taking pain-relief (e.g., panadol or nurofen) and avoiding cold substances will minimise symptoms until your appointment.
Tooth Knocked Out
If a tooth is knocked out call Quality Dental Brisbane for an immediate emergency dental appointment. If you have the tooth place it in a secure container filled with milk and apply ice to the injury in the mouth. If you don’t have milk at hand, place the tooth in a container to keep it as clean as possible until you see the dentist. Please remember to bring the tooth to your emergency appointment.
Bitten Lip or Tongue
If you have an injury where your teeth have cut through your lip or tongue, try to stem the bleeding by applying ice and pressure. If the cut is small and shallow, keep the area as clean as possible and it will generally heal of its own accord. If the wound is significant and the bleeding does not stop call Quality Dental Brisbane or visit your local hospital’s emergency department as the wound may require suturing. If you have any doubt about how to care for the wound or you are unsure if the wound requires further treatment call Quality Dental or visit a hospital emergency department.
If you have, or suspect you have, a broken jaw you should seek immediate treatment from the nearest hospital’s emergency department. A broken jaw is a serious injury and may need to undergo surgery with a Maxillofacial Surgeon. For advice in this situation our emergency dentist at Quality Dentist Brisbane will accept calls.
Emergency dentist in Brisbane
When you’re facing a dental emergency, the rush to find a dentist who will treat you can often feel stressful. Fortunately, our team of emergency dentists in Brisbane are on hand to make sure you receive treatment quickly. We can provide same-day emergency appointments during our usual opening hours, allowing you to gain relief from your dental pains and swellings.
Problems your emergency dentist in Brisbane can manage
At Quality Dental, we’ve created a simple overview of the emergencies we commonly see and how you can temporarily address them at home. They include:
Your toothache may range from a dull ache that comes and goes to a sharp pain you cannot ignore. Only a dentist can identify the cause, but for now you can take mild analgesia that you can buy at your local pharmacy. Always remember to follow the instructions on the pack.
If you lose a filling for any reason, the hole that is left uncovered places you at risk of a dental infection. It’s a better idea to attend our emergency dentists in Brisbane for a replacement, avoiding the infection in the process. We’ll aim to see you on a same-day basis.
Leaving a chipped tooth untreated may result in an infection. By attending our clinic on the same day that you experience the chip you can reduce the risk of further damage.
Knocked out tooth
If your tooth has been knocked out it’s important that you see your dentist on the same day. Until you can reach your appointment, make sure you place the tooth in a container with milk. Call us for advice and we can make further recommendations on what to do next.
Bitten lip or tongue with excessive bleeding
Your mouth has a rich and dense vascular system, which means biting your lip or tongue may result in a worrying amount of bleeding. If the bleeding doesn’t subside after applying firm pressure and ice, contact us. We can provide further advice on where to go for the next phase of your treatment.
A broken jaw is always a medical emergency that requires the attention of a maxillofacial specialist at your nearest hospital. Depending on the severity of the break, you may require surgery. If you’re struggling to locate a nearby hospital with an accident and emergency department, contact us.
If you believe you have an emergency dental problem in Brisbane, call (07) 3221 5855 immediately.