Emergency Dentistry

It often seems that dental emergencies occur at the least convenient times. If you find yourself without an emergency dentist in the Brisbane area, we want to welcome you to contact Alderley Dental. We have morning and evening hours and reserve time in our daily schedules to treat painful dental emergencies fast.

Common Dental Emergencies

We treat many types of dental emergencies in our Alderley dental clinic.

  • Infection
  • Toothache
  • Painful teeth
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Swelling and inflamed face, jaw or gums
  • Deep decay
  • Bleeding gums

Other dental emergencies sometimes arise from an accident or trauma to the face and teeth. 

  • Broken teeth
  • Knocked-out (avulsed) teeth
  • Broken or lost fillings, crowns and veneers
  • Damaged or broken dentures

We recommend that you contact us at the first sign of trouble. Our team will provide valuable guidance and advice on whether you need an immediate emergency dental appointment or if you can wait until the next day.

Dental Emergency Appointments

When you arrive at our Alderley dental clinic for your emergency appointment, we will take down the necessary medical and personal information, and discuss your health fund benefits with you.

Our dental assistant will take an x-ray of the area that hurts or that you are concerned about to assist your dentist with an accurate diagnosis. Once the dentist performs a problem-focused exam, they will discuss your options with you and help you make a choice that makes sense for your health and lifestyle.

In most cases, we will provide palliative dental treatment and arrange a follow-up dental appointment to complete the procedure and a full exam.

We offer same-day CEREC crowns, inlays and onlays for a fast and convenient solution to broken or decayed teeth without the annoying wait for the dental lab to create a final restoration.

We also complete complex treatments, such as extractions and root canal therapy without the need for a referral to a specialist.

How to Avoid Dental Emergencies

The best way to avoid toothaches and dental emergencies is to maintain regular dental check-up and clean appointments. It is at these visits that our dentists or hygienist will detect any oral conditions in the early stages before they start to hurt or put your teeth at risk.

We also offer athletic mouthguards and bruxism (teeth grinding) nightguards as an additional preventive approach to protecting your teeth and gums.

Our Active Maintenance Programme focuses on preventing dentistry first, and treating conditions early if they do develop.

We Welcome Patients of All Ages

Whether you are an adult with pain and swelling, or your child has had an accident while playing, we invite patients of all ages to become part of our dental family. Don’t wait to get the care you need, as it can put your entire smile at risk.