Burleigh Waters Dental Care offers emergency dentistry to help you when you need it most
At our Burleigh Waters dental practice, we make time each day to accommodate patients who have suffered a dental emergency.
Unsure what is considered a dental emergency?
A dental emergency is a dental concern that is also painful. A dental concern is a tooth which is chipped, cracked or crooked. If you chip a tooth and the damage is cosmetic, that is, you lose a little enamel—this isn’t an emergency. If you crack a tooth and it causes significant pain—that is a dental emergency. Essentially, if you experience dental pain, and it can’t be alleviated with over-the-counter pain medications, it’s probably a good idea to call your dentist.
Many people who experience a toothache don’t think it’s important, choosing to wait for the pain to go away. While this be okay sometimes, more often than not it is still important to have your teeth checked early to make sure it’s not something more serious like tooth decay or damaged pulp. Pain is your body’s way of saying something’s not right, so don’t ignore it.
Open six days a week, Burleigh Waters Dental Care tries to help all emergency cases during opening hours.
What to do if a tooth has been knocked out
If you lose a tooth, pick it up by the crown, not the root and rinse it in milk if it’s dirty. Do not scrub the tooth and do not remove any attached tissue fragments, transport the tooth in your mouth or in a cup of milk. Time is of the essence when you lose a tooth. Ideally, you’ll need to get to a dentist within half-an-hour of losing the tooth to have the best chance of putting the tooth back.
If you would like to know about emergency dentistry, or to book an appointment, please contact us today.