What You Should Do in a Dental Emergency
You never expect a dental emergency but you should know what to do if the time comes!
For the best possible outcome, it’s essential to get in touch with Oasis Dental Studio as soon as possible. We are highly experienced emergency dentists, and if you require urgent dental treatment on the Gold Coast, we do keep a flexible schedule to accommodate your dental emergency!
Your care is our priority, and we will do our absolute best ensure you’re as comfortable throughout your emergency dental appointment, whether you’ve had a fall and broken a tooth, knocked a tooth out playing sport, or are otherwise in severe pain.
Most Common Dental Emergencies
The main emergencies our dental team experience include:
Root Canal Treatments
Root canal treatment is necessary for saving an infected tooth. Its purpose is to conserve a tooth that normal restorative procedures can no longer save. In the past, you would probably lose a tooth if the tooth had a diseased or injured nerve.
Root canal treatments can sometimes be deferred for a day or two with over-the-counter painkillers which reduce pain and inflammation. We recommend that you do visit our Broadbeach dental practice, or dental studios in Palm Beach or Southport as soon as possible to confirm a diagnosis and commence treatment.
If you have an accident where a tooth is knocked out or broken, contact us as soon as possible. You have under a hour in which to save the tooth.
Here’s what to do if your tooth is knocked out:
- Handle the tooth by the crown, not the root. Touching the root (the part of the tooth below the gum) can damage cells necessary for bone reattachment.
- Gently rinse the tooth in milk to remove dirt. Do not scrub.
- Place the clean tooth back in the socket if possible or store in milk on your way to the clinic.
- It is important not to let the tooth dry out. If it is not possible to place in milk, hold the tooth in the mouth between the cheek and the teeth.
If you’re experiencing severe pain, infection, bleeding from the mouth or otherwise urgently require tooth removal, the sooner you make an emergency dental appointment, the sooner we can help ease your discomfort!
Contact Oasis Dental Today for Gold Coast’s Trusted Emergency Dentist
If you’re looking for an experienced dentist for emergency dental work on the Gold Coast, contact one of our studios today to book an appointment: