You’re here because… you’re in pain or have an emergency and need to be seen promptly
At Today’s Dentistry, we have appointments reserved each day to help people who are in pain or need an emergency dentist Brisbane. We understand this is something you haven’t planned for and we’re here to help.
What we hear from our patients
“My tooth has been really painful and I’ve been taking Panadol and Nurofen, hoping it’ll go away.”
“I’ve had a crack in my tooth for a couple of years and all of a sudden it’s really sore.”
“My wisdom tooth is agonising – I can’t bear it. I think it’s infected.”
“I have something caught under my gum and I’m trying to floss it out. It’s starting to ache.”
“Oh no, my child has knocked out their tooth and I’m in a panic!”
Dental pain can be excruciating and incapacitating. It can come right out of the blue or flare up suddenly, especially when a small niggle is left untreated. That’s why – we always recommend you call for an appointment as soon as you become aware of any discomfort. It’s much better to be safe than sorry.
Our advice is that if there’s something that doesn’t feel right, come in and let us have a look. At the worst, you could waste 10 minutes of your time, but it may save you a lot of pain and inconvenience.
If you think you need to come in, then come in. Pain is such an emotional, personal reaction – there’s no logic. Recently, we had a patient who had some fillings done with no local anaesthetic and said she didn’t feel a thing. With other people, they only need to have a glass of cold water and their teeth are painful.
In a dental emergency, there’s nothing to be gained by waiting or trying to diagnose it yourself because you could greatly reduce your chances of saving the tooth and end up with an infection. Please seek help straightaway from our emergency dentist Brisbane.
How we can help
Here’s what to do if you’re in pain or need an emergency dentist Brisbane:
Call us IMMEDIATELY on 07 3263 2677
Speak to our receptionists to organise a time and we’ll see you as promptly as we can. Our staff will listen to you carefully and determine the amount of time we need to help you. We won’t tell you what’s important and needs attention, and what isn’t.
If a tooth has been knocked out, put it in a Tupperware container with milk (not water) or Glad Wrap it and get here within 45 minutes or the tooth can’t be saved.
Once it has lost blood supply, the ligament cells that hold in the tooth have been damaged, so there will be complications. Usually, you can’t put the tooth back in the socket yourself because a blood clot will prevent this and dirt needs to be cleaned out.
If it’s a chipped tooth, save the bit that fell off – new technologies mean that we might be able to glue it back on.
We’ll assess your situation
When you get here, we’ll do an assessment to see what’s going on. Then we can explain how we can sort it out.
We’ll do everything possible to get you out of trouble that day
As soon as we can, we’ll do whatever we can to help and you’ll be involved in making the decisions every step of the way.
Often patients avoid dental treatment thinking the pain will eventually go away. The reality is that things hurt for a reason. Sometimes it can be difficult to find what that reason is – maybe you’re grinding your teeth – but we’ll do our best to get you out of pain.
If there’s an infection, as with a tooth abscess, the pain won’t go away unless it’s treated with antibiotics or it’s extracted.
Pain or emergency dentist Brisbane
Whether it’s you or your child, you could be feeling emotional! Try to keep calm and follow our go-to guide. Even better, prepare yourself for the unexpected with our informative dental resources:
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