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When to See an Emergency Dentist

March 9, 2022
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Posted By: Alderley Dental
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When was the last time you witnessed a severe accident? Maybe you or a loved one was involved, and you needed to call for help or assistance. Sadly, patients can find themselves in similar situations regarding their oral health. Accidents can happen at a moment's notice, entirely out of the blue. Whether that is due to trauma to the teeth or a minor dental issue left neglected for too long, you may find yourself in need of a dentist that provides emergency dental services. Luckily, at Alderley Dental, patients can access our emergency dentist in Brisbane in dire moments when they need help most.

What Is a Dental Emergency?

Patients can find themselves in various emergency dental situations that arise for different reasons. A few everyday problems that may require the services of an emergency dentist include:

  • Emergency tooth extractions (due to broken roots below the gum line, a severely infected tooth, etc.)
  • Severe toothaches (patients may experience throbbing, unrelenting pain)
  • Teeth broken or completely lost to trauma
  • Unusual bleeding or pain
  • Swelling in the face, gums, or jaws
  • Prolonged or severe sensitivity
  • Abscesses
  • Broken dental crowns
  • Damaged braces
  • Broken dentures

Care for Dental Emergencies in Brisbane, QLD

For patients who find themselves in a tight spot seeking an emergency dentist appointment in Brisbane, our team at Alderley Dental is here to assist! We can accommodate patients needing urgent dental care with morning and evening hours of availability. We welcome patients to call us at (07) 3856 2144 before coming to our practice for guidance on handling their dental emergency. Our team can promptly arrange an appointment to alleviate pain and treat symptoms associated with dental emergencies.

How Can I Avoid Dental Emergencies?

In many cases, patients can avoid several types of dental emergencies by staying on top of their oral health. Every patient's teeth present a specific set of needs and attention, leaving some patients more prone to certain conditions that can develop over time. Patients who establish a long-term relationship with a dental practice and schedule regular checkups and teeth cleans are generally present a lower risk for dental emergencies. Some other great tips that help patients steer clear of dental emergencies include:

  • If you enjoy sports or other physical activities, be sure to wear a mouthguard, especially in sports like basketball, where the risk for dental trauma is high.
  • To avoid cracking or severely damaging teeth while sleeping, wear a mouthguard if you are prone to grinding or clenching.
  • Brush, floss, and use mouthwash twice a day to remove unwanted food particulates and discourage plaque and bacteria buildup.
  • Avoid hard foods that may damage teeth, gums, or crowns and fillings
  • Avoid using your teeth as tools (for opening bags, ripping fabric, etc.).
  • Visit a dentist if you notice signs of tooth decay or other symptoms of concern.

Where Can I Find an Emergency Dentist Near Me?

Our staff at Alderley Dental proudly serves patients in Brisbane and the surrounding areas. Patients familiar with Greater Brisbane can find our practice at Samford Road and South Pine Road split. If you have questions about finding our practice or where to park (if arriving by car), please feel free to call our practice at (07) 3856 2144 or search for our address: 

9 South Pine Road. Alderley, QLD 4051.

What Happens After a Dental Emergency?

So, you've just undergone an emergency dental procedure; maybe you required an extraction, root canal, or other treatment. What happens next? After some emergencies, patients may need further treatments to set their oral health on the path to success and avoid further detriment to their oral health. Our team can recommend future treatments and provide patients with expert advice. Even with professional opinions, recommendations, and tips, we always let our patients make the final decision and never pressure them into treatments that make them feel unsure or potentially anxious. At Alderley Dental, we believe that transparency is vital in discussing conditions and treatments with each patient.

Contact Your Emergency Dentist in Brisbane

Getting the right help when you need it matters, and having access to emergency dental care is crucial for our patients' oral health. If you find yourself in a dental emergency in Brisbane or the surrounding areas, we invite you to contact our practice for assistance. New and existing patients can book online or simply call our professional staff on (07) 3856 2144.