PRACTICE LOCATION

 

Practice Location

Level 2
36 Station Road
Indooroopilly QLD 4068
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OPENING HOURS

 

Opening hours

Monday 9am to 7pm
Tuesday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 8am to 5pm
Thursday 8am to 5pm
Friday 8am to 4pm
Closed Weekends and Public Holidays

  CONTACT

 

info@rivercitydental.com.au
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(07) 3667 9595
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Practice Location

Level 2
36 Station Road
Indooroopilly QLD 4068
Get directions

Opening hours

Monday 9am to 7pm
Tuesday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 8am to 5pm
Thursday 8am to 5pm
Friday 8am to 4pm
Closed Weekends and Public Holidays

info@rivercitydental.com.au
Email us

(07) 3667 9595
Call us

Practice Location

Level 2
36 Station Road
Indooroopilly QLD 4068
Get directions

Opening hours

Monday 9am to 7pm
Tuesday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 8am to 5pm
Thursday 8am to 5pm
Friday 8am to 4pm
Closed Weekends and Public Holidays

Indooroopilly emergency dental River City Dental Brisbane
Indooroopilly emergency dental River City Dental Brisbane

Indooroopilly Emergency Dental

Has your child experienced a dental emergency playing sport?

Have you chipped or cracked a tooth eating your dinner?

Do you have a toothache that needs to be dealt with immediately?

 

At River City Dental, we know that a dental emergency can happen at any time and you need last-minute assistance. Our Indooroopilly emergency dental team will always do their best to treat unexpected emergencies, so please contact us to book an emergency appointment.

What is a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is an issue involving the teeth or mouth and requires immediate attention to minimise long-term dental complications.
Dental emergencies may include:

  • knocked out tooth
  • chipped, cracked or fractured tooth
  • toothache
  • bitten lip, tongue or cheek
  • abscess
  • lost filling or crown
Indooroopilly emergency dental River City Dental Brisbane

What is a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is an issue involving the teeth or mouth and requires immediate attention to minimise long-term dental complications.
Dental emergencies may include:

  • knocked out tooth
  • chipped, cracked or fractured tooth
  • toothache
  • bitten lip, tongue or cheek
  • abscess
  • lost filling or crown

What should I do if my tooth or my child’s tooth gets knocked out?

If a tooth has been knocked out, it is best to find the tooth, hold the tooth by the crown, not the root and put it in milk for transport to the practice. Do not store the tooth in water, wrap it in a tissue or try to scrub the tooth clean. It is important that you get to the dentist as soon as possible after the incident. Call our Indooroopilly emergency dental practice and explain what has happened so we can see you as soon as possible.

Indooroopilly emergency dental River City Dental Brisbane

What should I do if my tooth or my child’s tooth gets knocked out?

If a tooth has been knocked out, it is best to find the tooth, hold the tooth by the crown, not the root and put it in milk for transport to the practice. Do not store the tooth in water, wrap it in a tissue or try to scrub the tooth clean. It is important that you get to the dentist as soon as possible after the incident. Call our Indooroopilly emergency dental practice and explain what has happened so we can see you as soon as possible.

Some frequently asked questions about emergency dental:

Does emergency dental treatment cost more?

Because scheduled appointments sometimes have to be moved to accommodate emergency treatment, or staff are required to work outside normal hours, there may be additional costs. If you are concerned, speak to a member of our emergency dental team when you make a booking. Often the cost of not treating a dental emergency quickly can result in much more expensive treatment being required in the longer term. At River City Dental we will always work with you to provide the best, most affordable and effective treatment.

Is tooth sensitivity the same as toothache?

Many people suffer from tooth sensitivity due to gum recession which exposes some of the tooth’s root. This can occur from brushing too vigorously, incorrect brushing technique, or periodontal disease. While tooth sensitivity can cause pain – sometimes extreme – it is different from toothache and generally not an emergency and can be managed till a suitable appointment can be arranged. It should be treated by making regular visits to River City Dental for preventive checkups and by following our advice on correct brushing and flossing techniques and modification of diet which may be contributing to increased sensitivity.

Will a toothache go away without dental treatment?

While toothaches can range in severity, they often signify that something is seriously wrong, and should not be ignored. While sometimes biting down too hard or on a hard substance can cause momentary pain, any sort of ache that lasts more than a brief time could mean damage to the tooth or infection is present. While taking pain relief can help in the short-term with symptoms, any significant damage to a tooth potentially leaves it open to bacteria entering and causing decay and infection, which can result in needing extensive treatment to repair. Any toothache is best considered a potential emergency – you can enquire further when you contact our emergency dental team.

If a tooth gets chipped or cracked but doesn’t hurt is it an emergency?

Sports injuries – especially for children – are a common cause of chipped and broken teeth, but they can also occur in daily life. Pain is a signal that something is wrong and needs to be fixed, but even if the pain doesn’t last for long the structure of the tooth has been compromised and weakened. If not fixed immediately it can become more susceptible to decay or even to loosening and falling out. Prompt attention is the best way to prevent further problems and the need for more extensive treatment down the track.

Can dental emergencies be avoided or minimised?

Because our teeth work so hard for us over such a long time, they sometimes need special treatment. This is particularly true for those with an active lifestyle, but being aware, taking extra care, and wearing protective mouthguards when playing contact sports can all help to protect your teeth from damage. However, the best prevention is regularly visiting us at River City Dental – your dental  professionals – for regular checkups and cleaning of teeth and gums. This will ensure that potential problems are caught early and not allowed to become more extensive so you suddenly need emergency treatment.

Can I get emergency dental treatment 24/7?
At River City Dental we are no strangers to emergency dental situations! We will always do our absolute best to fit in emergency appointments during our regular operating hours. However, we cannot always guarantee that we will be available to help you with an out of hours appointment. If you do have an emergency, please telephone us or make a website enquiry and we will endeavour to see you for an appointment at our earliest opportunity.
River City Dental Dentist Brisbane Dr John Bacalakis

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River City Dental Dentist Brisbane Dr John Bacalakis

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River City Dental Dentist Brisbane Dr John Bacalakis

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Dental Warnings:
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding with this treatment option, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. River City Dental only provides care suitable to the individual patient, as no one dental treatment is suitable for each and every patient. Informed consent must be given by the patient after suitability for the dental treatment has been confirmed at extensive examination and consultation appointments. All photographs shown on this website are actual patients treated by Dr John Bacalakis and are for general purposes only. Individual patient results will vary.

River City Dental Dentist Brisbane Dr John Bacalakis

(07) 3667 9595

info@rivercitydental.com.au

Practice Location
River City Dental Indooroopilly
Level 2
36 Station Road
Indooroopilly QLD 4068

Opening Hours
Monday9am to 7pm
Tuesday9am to 5pm
Wednesday8am to 5pm
Thursday8am to 5pm
Friday8am to 4pm
Closed Weekends and Public Holidays

River City Dental Dentist Brisbane Dr John Bacalakis

(07) 3667 9595

info@rivercitydental.com.au

Practice Location
River City Dental Indooroopilly
Level 2
36 Station Road
Indooroopilly QLD 4068

Opening Hours
Monday9am to 7pm
Tuesday9am to 5pm
Wednesday8am to 5pm
Thursday8am to 5pm
Friday8am to 4pm
Closed Weekends and Public Holidays