Dental Emergency

Having a dental emergency?

Call us now for an immediate appointment with a dentist.

It often seems that dental emergencies occur at the least convenient times—during a vacation, while travelling, or just before an important event. Our dental team understands how scary and frustrating these situations can be for people.

If you find yourself without an emergency dentist in the Alderley, QLD 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.

If you have a dental emergency in Alderley, or if you have questions, we welcome your call on (07) 3856 2144.

What are the most common dental emergencies?

We treat many types of dental emergencies in our Alderley dental clinic, but the most common dental emergencies are typically root infections that require root canal therapy or a broken tooth.

Other common dental emergencies include:

  • Toothache—can be severe
  • 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 dental 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. It is always our goal to see you as soon as possible. We never want you to be in pain.

However, if you have suffered a body trauma—a vehicle collision, for example—we strongly urge you to visit the hospital. You can contact a member of our team after you have been assessed and stabilised. Your well-being is our top priority.

What if my tooth is knocked out?

If your tooth is knocked out, it is important to rinse the tooth gently. And be careful not to handle the roots. The next step is placing the tooth in a cup of water, milk or saliva until your emergency dental appointment in Alderley. If your tooth is in pieces, take care to collect all the parts.

With timely intervention, your dentist in Alderley may be able to restore the tooth to your gum.

What happens at an emergency dental appointment?

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

Of course, we move quickly through these steps to relieve your pain as soon as possible.

In most cases, we will provide palliative dental treatment—relieving your pain and stabilizing your situation—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 tooth extractions and root canal therapy without the need for a referral to a specialist.

In our dental clinic, we work hard to reverse your situation and restore you to excellent oral health as soon as possible.

Let us brighten your smile.