Emergency Dentistry

Emergency dentist Brisbane

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The team at Dream Smiles Sunnybank set aside time during office hours for emergency appointments.

The difference between a dental concern and a dental emergency

A dental concern is a chipped or cracked tooth that doesn’t hurt. This dental concern is often cosmetic, and doesn’t require any restorative work. If you do wish to conceal any cosmetic chips or cracks porcelain veneers, are a good option.

If you do chip, crack or otherwise damage a tooth, and it hurts, you should seek treatment as soon as possible. Pain which can’t be managed by over-the-counter pain medication can often be a sign that something is wrong beneath the gum.

Toothache and what to do about it

With toothache, too often the approach is ‘wait and see.’ Toothache is often a sign of decay or gum disease—this means problems going on inside the tooth. If you are experiencing a dull toothache, and Panadol doesn’t work, this means there is an underlying dental concern.

Your emergency dentist in Brisbane

If you would like more information about emergency dentistry, or to request an appointment, please contact us today.

Frequently Asked Questions

The most common dental emergency is toothache, often caused by dental cavities, infections, or dental trauma. Toothaches can range from mild discomfort to severe pain and require prompt attention from a dentist to diagnose and treat the underlying issue.

Dealing with a dental emergency quickly is crucial for several reasons. First, dental emergencies, such as severe toothaches, broken teeth, or infections, can cause intense pain and discomfort, affecting your overall well-being. Rapid intervention can alleviate pain and prevent it from worsening. Secondly, swift treatment can often prevent the escalation of the dental issue, potentially saving your tooth from further damage or the need for more extensive and costly procedures. Additionally, some dental emergencies, like infections, can spread to other parts of the body if left untreated, leading to more serious health complications. By addressing dental emergencies promptly, you can ensure better oral health, minimise discomfort, and reduce the risk of complications.

Tooth pain is considered a dental emergency when it’s severe, unrelenting, and difficult to manage with over-the-counter pain relief. Sudden and acute pain while biting, swelling or inflammation of the gums or face, bleeding that’s hard to control, high sensitivity to temperature, fever, or malaise could all indicate urgent dental issues that require prompt attention. If in doubt, reaching out to a dentist for guidance ensures proper evaluation and appropriate action to prevent further complications and alleviate discomfort.