Emergency Dentist Townsville

How To Handle A Dental Emergency ?

Toothaches and dental injuries must be professionally treated as soon as possible. Neglecting dental issues will only result in more severe pain, serious complications, and expensive procedures.

If you find yourself in an emergency, you can trust our highly skilled and experienced dentists at Dentist At Healthlink. To book emergency dental care, call (07) 4723 0624 or book online here.

In the meantime, follow these expert tips for each emergency dental service:

Toothaches

For immediate headache relief, use generic painkillers such as Ibuprofen (Nurofen) or Paracetamol (Panadol). It may also help to use a cold towel or compress on the outside of your cheek.

Chipped or broken tooth

If you have damaged a tooth, rinse your mouth out with luke-warm salt water to kill any germs. Be careful not to swallow any broken remaining parts of your tooth. If pain or swelling persists, take painkillers or apply a frozen ice pack on the affected area.

Lost filling or crown

A lost crown or filling may not seem as big of an emergency as other dental issues. However, you should still contact your dentist for emergency dental care within a day, even if you don’t feel immediate pain. That’s because damaged teeth or teeth with cavities are much weaker than healthy teeth and will worsen the longer you wait.

If your dental crown has fallen out, but you still have it, you can gently rinse it and keep it in a zip lock bag to bring back to the dentist. This may also save you some money on the restorative treatment.

Knocked-out tooth

You may have a chance at saving your natural tooth if you still have it after it has been knocked out. Hold it by the crown and rinse away any dirt from the root.

Next, place the tooth in a small cup of milk or your own saliva to reduce the risk of it drying out (which reduces your chance of needing a dental crown).

Contact Dentist At Healthlink for emergency dental care – the sooner your dentist reinserts the tooth, the better chance you have to save it. Call us on (07) 4723 0624 or book online here.

Our Emergency Dental Treatment

Dental emergencies that require urgent treatment include: 

  • Toothaches
  • Broken, cracked or knocked-out teeth
  • Dental accidents and injuries
  • Facial swelling and signs of infection
  • Broken dentures (or other restorations) 

If you are experiencing severe pain and discomfort, it is always better to act fast and contact the dentist to rule out an emergency. That’s why Dentist in Townsville offers emergency dental services in Townsville. 

If you can, give us a call to let us know about your situation and that you are on your way, our staff will be able to provide guidance and referrals if needed. Emergency dental treatments need to be performed as soon as possible so we will do our best to prioritise emergency patients.

Preventing Dental Emergencies

It is impossible to predict and stop all emergency situations from happening, however, you can take measures to reduce your risks of experiencing a dental emergency. This includes:

Staying up-to-date with routine dental check-ups

This way, the dentist will flag and treat issues before they get a chance to develop into serious conditions or emergencies. 

Wear mouthguards and protective gear during sports or high-impact activities

Reduce your chances of dental, oral or jaw injuries.

Practice good oral hygiene every day

Brushing, flossing, paying attention to your lifestyle and looking out for changes or symptoms is essential for good dental health.

If you are in severe pain or discomfort, call us on 0747230624 for immediate emergency dental treatment

Whether it’s preventative care through routine check-ups or emergency dental, our Townsville dentists are here for you and your family.

FAQ

Emergency dental cost dependants on the complexity of your treatment. You can contact our clinic on (07) 4723 0624 to know the price. We will be transparent with the price to ensure we don’t add any hidden costs. You can also go on a payment plan through Denti Care, Zip pay or After Pay.

No. Emergency dental procedures will cost the same as regular dental procedures.

Dentist at Healthlink provide emergency dental care on the same day. If you have a dental emergency quickly call us on (07) 4723 0624 to book a same-day appointment.

If you experience any of the following please book an appointment with a Dentist at Healthlink:

  • Toothaches
  • Chipped or broken tooth
  • Lost filling or crown
  • Knocked out tooth

If you are unsure whether or not you have a dental emergency please call us on (07) 4723 0624 and we can advise you.

Please contact our receptionist on (07) 4723 0624 to request an after hour appointment.

Yes, root canals fall under emergency dental care. If you have a dental emergency quickly call us on (07) 4723 0624 to book a same-day appointment.

Yes, fillings fall under emergency dental care. If you have a dental emergency quickly call us on (07) 4723 0624 to book a same-day appointment.

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