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Emergency Dentists Gold Coast

Gold Coast Emergency Dentist

Dental emergency? We’re here to help!

Need an emergency dentist in Gold Coast to help deal with your dental emergency? We’ve got you covered.

Having cared for patients with every kind of dental emergency, Dental as Anything is a Gold Coast emergency dentist you can rely on and trust in your time of need.

Let’s face it, nobody expects or wants a dental emergency, but from time to time, they do occur as unwelcome surprises, even with people who visit their dentist for regular hygiene and maintenance care.

There are many different kinds of dental emergencies, making it hard to create an exhaustive list, but here are just a few of the dental emergencies we treat as a Gold Coast emergency dentist:

  • Gum ache
  • Wisdom tooth ache
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems
  • Sensitivity
  • Broken & chipped teeth
  • Abscess with swelling
  • Prolonged bleeding after extraction
  • Pain after root canal
  • Pain after extraction.

Whether you’re a regular Dental as Anything patient, or someone looking for a caring dentist to help you navigate an unexpected dental emergency, our overarching message is this: We are here to help.

I need an emergency dentist but I’m not a regular patient. Will you help?

Our philosophy is we will do everything we can to help manage a dental emergency, whether you are a regular patient or not. Practised in parallel with our ‘prevention is best’ approach to providing dental care, we believe this is the way we can best serve our dental family.

When you contact us for an emergency dentist appointment, we will see you as soon as possible, taking into account appointment availability and your specific need. For example, we would expect to attend to a patient with serious trauma inflicted emergency that demands immediate treatment, understanding that a patient with gum ache may not require the same urgent attention.

As with all appointment scheduling, we do our very best to ensure all our patients receive the treatment they need as soon as possible.

What’s the best way to avoid a dental emergency?

Through education and raising awareness, we teach our patient community that teeth are for life, and the best way to avoid ever needing an emergency dentist is to keep up your regular hygiene visits.

We like to use the analogy of a car. If you keep up your regular servicing rather than let things go, it is much more cost effective than letting things go until they absolutely have to be addressed.

The same applies to your oral health.

Through regular visits, if we identify any small issues early, we can prevent them growing into bigger, more complex, and more expensive problems – or emergencies – down the track. While it’s not possible to foresee and prevent every type of dental emergency, both you and your dentist will be much better positioned to handle anything that arises. In doing so, we reduce the likelihood of unwelcome surprises that find you calling for help from an emergency dentist.

It’s just another way we practise our ‘prevention is best’ philosophy at Dental as Anything.

Looking for immediate guidance with your dental emergency?

If you call us in business hours, we will provide you with an appointment time immediately. Contact us at any time after hours via our contact form or the chat function in the bottom right of this page and we will respond as soon as possible.

While we’re unable to provide treatment guidance here, your first step should be to book an emergency appointment as soon as possible. In the meantime, you may follow the suggestions below until you can be seen by your dentist.

Crown

Do not touch it and don’t bite or chew where the crown is. Brush the tooth gently.

Tooth knocked out

Baby tooth – Should be checked, although this is not urgent.

Adult tooth – Place the tooth in your own saliva (not water) or milk and wrap in glad wrap. As there is only a limited time during which the tooth can be restored it is important to see your dentist as soon as possible.

Toothache

Use oil of cloves (purchased from the chemist) to soothe the toothache. Avoid irritating the tooth with hot and cold foods, or biting or chewing where the toothache is, as this could worsen it.

Gum ache

Rinse your mouth with mouthwash, hydrogen peroxide, or warm salty water.

Wisdom toothache

Rinse with warm salty water.

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ache

Eat only soft foods (nothing hard at all) until your appointment.

Sensitivity (hot/cold)

Consume only food and drinks that are lukewarm. Be aware that sensitivity to heat may indicate the nerve is dying, so make an appointment as soon as possible.

Broken and chipped tooth or filling

If the broken edge is hard, chew a piece of sugar free gum and place this over the edge of the tooth to prevent it cutting your tongue. Be aware a broken tooth with pain could be an indicator of decay.

Abscess

Generally swelling is present with an abscess (but not always), so if you suspect an abscess is the cause of your dental emergency, book in to see your dentist as soon as possible. In the event there is a delay in securing an appointment, you could also consult with your GP, who can prescribe antibiotics to assist until the dentist can identify the exact nature of the abscess.

Pain after a tooth extraction

If you experience pain after a tooth extraction, you may have a dry socket. The more severe the pain, the greater the urgency for making an appointment. Oil of cloves may provide some relief until your appointment.

Broken denture

 A broken denture will be sharp and need to be attended to as soon as possible.

Pain after root canal therapy

Occasionally after root canal therapy a tooth will rise up and sit higher than other teeth. This is a natural occurrence and can be addressed by your dentist. However, if pain is prolonged, ring your dentist for advice on whether you need to have the tooth checked.

Bleeding after extraction

Use gauze to cover the wound and sit up rather than lie down. Keep the gauze in place for at least half an hour. Avoid frequent rinsing. If bleeding persists for longer than 12 hours, consult with your dentist present at a hospital emergency department.

Ready to receive the very best in emergency dental care on the Gold Coast? Book an appointment today and we’ll help you smile again.

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