When to get Emergency Dental Treatment at your Dentist Indooroopilly?
Most people will experience at least one dental emergency in their lifetime, but it can be confusing to know whether your dental problems warrant an emergency dentist appointment or if they can simply be addressed at your next standard dental check-up.
Some people may feel comfortable booking an appointment at the dental professionals at Fig Tree Pocket whenever they experience any oral health woes, whereas other people are more cautious as to when they want to visit a dentist Chelmer.
Many of the best dentists offer emergency dental services to support their patients if they ever run into any unforeseen problems with their oral health or teeth and gums. Our dentist at Taringa offers emergency dental services like dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, for both children and adults.
We understand that dental emergencies tend to happen at the most inconvenient times, so we will do our best to accommodate your needs and have an experienced dental professional ready to attend to your emergency.
It’s important that all serious dental problems are addressed as soon as possible to ensure the issue doesn’t exacerbate over time. To that end, it is highly important to have a conveniently located dental professional you can rely on to provide emergency dental.
At River City Dental, we are proud to provide care to the greater Brisbane area including western suburbs such as Indooroopilly, St Lucia, Toowong, Fig Tree Pocket, Chelmer, Graceville, Chapel Hill, Taringa, Kenmore, Pullenvale, Brookfield, Auchenflower and Bardon.
Our wheelchair-accessible address at 36 Station Road, our clinic at Indooroopilly has on-site parking, is near the Railway Station and the shopping centre, ensuring convenience for our patients.
What is a dental emergency?
All dental emergencies are stressful, but some require more immediate attention than others. If you’re not sure whether your oral problem is an emergency, contact our dentist and speak to one of our friendly team members. Once you explain the details of your situation over the phone, we can identify whether you need an emergency appointment with our dentist.
1. You’re in too much pain to eat, talk, brush or chew normally.
Toothaches aren’t normal, and they can often suggest that there is an issue. Whenever you experience a strong toothache or pain around your teeth and gums, you should speak to your dental professional at Fig Tree Pocket and book an appointment at your earliest convenience.
2. You have a knocked-out tooth from an accident, injury, or collision.
In the unfortunate circumstance that you or your child has a knocked-out tooth, you should locate the tooth and bring it with you to the dental specialist. We recommend holding the tooth by the crown (not the root) and putting it in milk for transportation. Our dentist can aim to accommodate you for an emergency appointment as soon as possible.
3. You have a chipped, cracked or fractured tooth.
Just like if you have a knocked-out tooth, you should aim to get to your dental specialist as soon as possible after the incident. You can call our dentists nearby and explain what has happened so we can accommodate you as soon as possible. Once you are in the clinic and our dentists can examine the issue, we may provide a range of options to handle the situation.
4. You have a bitten lip, tongue or cheek.
Most of the time, a bitten lip, tongue or cheek is only a minor issue and will resolve itself. However, sometimes it can develop into a more serious issue that requires treatment. If you have experienced a major bite and there is ongoing pain resulting from the incident, you can speak to your dental clinic about coordinating an emergency dental appointment.
5. You have a lost filling or crown.
When you lose a filling or crown, your tooth tissue may become extremely sensitive to temperature, pressure or air. This could present a significant amount of discomfort for you. Don’t hesitate to contact your dentist nearby.
6. You have an abscess.
Infections need to be addressed quickly to ensure they don’t develop or grow. Usually, abscesses are painful. However, this will vary person to person. If you think you may have an abscess or infection, contact our dental practitioners as soon as possible.
7. You have bleeding around your gumline.
Bleeding around the gumline is often a sign of early gum disease. Thankfully, gum disease can be reversed in its early stages by our dental specialist Chapel, so you should aim to see your dentist as soon as possible to seek treatment. Once your dental professional has identified what the problem is, they may be able to offer advice accordingly. In most cases of early gum disease, your dentist Chelmer may recommend heightened oral health regimes and a professional hygiene treatment.
8. You have bleeding anywhere else in your mouth.
Further to the point above, you should see your dental practitioner if you notice any persistent bleeding in your mouth, no matter where the blood is originating from. There could be many causes of oral bleeding, some more significant and serious than others, so a consultation with your Indooroopilly is vital to diagnose the issue.
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