Here at Dream Smiles Specialist Centre, Sunnybank, we offer same-day appointments for those who are in need of urgent dental attention. We understand just how worrying it can be to have dental pain or an accident of some kind which has left you wondering what to do.
If you are unsure what counts as a dental emergency, or if you are currently in any kind of dental pain, read on to find out more and then contact us below.
What is a dental emergency?
A dental emergency can be for many reasons, for example, if you are in pain due to some form of toothache, if you have knocked out a tooth playing sport or by another accident – the following would count as a dental emergency.
Other types of dental emergencies are:
- Oral infection
- A loose or missing tooth
- Gum abscesses
- Inflammation and swelling in the mouth
- Bleeding in the mouth
If you or a loved one has any of these symptoms currently, it’s important that you contact the team at Dream Smiles Sunnybank right away so that we can arrange an emergency dental appointment for you.
What to do if you have knocked out a tooth
You might be wondering if you should get to the dentist right away if you have somehow knocked out a tooth, through playing sports or from an accident. First of all, it is worth noting that it is always advised to wear a mouthguard when playing any kind of sport to prevent dental injury.
The truth is, you should try to get to a dentist within one hour of losing the tooth – this will increase your chances of the dentist being able to save the tooth.
You should also pop the knocked out tooth into a container of milk if possible and take it to the dentist with you – putting the tooth in milk can actually help keep the tooth alive and prevent further damage thanks to the chemical make up of milk!
What to do if you have swelling in the mouth
Oral swelling can occur for a number of reasons, including trauma and infection. If you have an abscess inside your mouth it can often be accompanied by a fever, swollen lymph nodes, and most notably, a lump on the gum.
Although it may not seem too bad to begin with, oral abscesses can be life-threatening – it is imperative that you seek emergency dental services as soon as possible should you have any symptoms of an abscess in the mouth.
What to do if you have oral bleeding
If you are experiencing considerable bleeding from the mouth due to an injury or from any other reason, it is recommended to visit your nearest Accident & Emergency department right away.
Once you have been seen, please also contact the team at Dream Smiles and we will arrange an appointment to discuss your treatment options.
Emergency Dentist Sunnybank
The team of amazing dentists at Dream Smiles Sunnybank reserve appointments for dental emergencies each day and are open from Monday to Saturday from 9 am. We are also open on Sundays by appointment only and can treat you on public holidays if necessary.
Our dental clinic is located in the heart of Sunnybank at 21D Market Square, Cr Mains Road & McCullough St, Sunnybank QLD, 4109 and services the entire Sunnybank Hills area and beyond.
If you or someone you know needs to see a dentist urgently, please contact the team on 07 3344 1220 to book an appointment or contact us here to have one of our team members call you back.