7/404 Charlton Esplanade, Torquay, QLD 4655 Australia
A chipped tooth? Did your filling come out? Excruciating toothache? Don’t wait around for it to get better: you need to see an emergency dentist ASAP. Just call our Hervey Bay clinic on (07) 4125 5099 and tell us about your situation. We’ll get you in as fast as we possibly can.
A dental emergency is something that just can’t wait – and they happen at the most inconvenient and random times in our lives. We understand that you can’t plan for these things, which is why Hervey Bay Dental offers 24 hour dentist services. Our dental professionals will act quickly so we can get you back on your feet and smiling again.
Teeth should never hurt, and experiencing severe toothache is a sign that something isn’t right. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, it is important that you remain calm and book an appointment as quickly as possible with us.
We treat a range of emergency dental services, such as:
We can even treat invisible pain, such as severe mouth pain that keeps you awake with no apparent cause. Our qualified dentists in Hervey Bay will be able to treat you immediately to get to the root cause of the issue, alleviating any pain and anxiety.
We address the most common types of dental emergencies, and how you can alleviate the pain until you receive professional attention.
Severe dental pain
If you are experiencing severe dental pain, you should rinse your mouth out with salt water. Add half a teaspoon of salt to one cup of water, and stir until the salt dissolves. If possible, you can also take an over-the-counter medication to reduce some of the pain until you can visit your dentist.
If your permanent tooth is knocked out, it is essential that you find the tooth. If possible, do not touch the root – pick it up by the crown. Then, put the tooth in saline solution or milk until you can visit your dentist.
If your tooth has moved out of place and become loose, don’t attempt to move the tooth back into place yourself. This can cause you a lot of pain, and make the displacement worse.
Chipped or Broken Teeth
A chipped or broken tooth might not lead to a serious concern now but it may eventually completely crack, break or shatter. Firstly, assess the situation and rinse out your mouth with warm water. Use a cold compress on the affected area, and take an over-the-counter painkiller if you need to alleviate any pain. If possible, bring the tooth fragment in a wet piece of gauze or a towel to your emergency dental appointment.
Some emergencies aren’t seen – only felt. If you experience any redness or swelling in the mouth, difficulty eating, or a foul taste in your mouth, you may have an oral infection. Gum swelling (abscess) can lead to serious medical products if not addressed quickly.
More often than not, your routine dentist may not be able to provide you with an appointment for weeks. Hervey Bay Dental can provide you with an emergency dentist that will be able to address your urgent concerns. We welcome emergencies and will attempt every effort to fit you in on the same day, if not within 48 hours. Simply reach out to us and we will see what we can do for you.