Get dental help in an emergency
If you find yourself facing a dental emergency, don’t panic. Our emergency dentist in Mackay can help you with an emergency appointment at Northern Beaches Dental in Mackay.
What is classed as a dental emergency?
There are many oral health problems that may be uncomfortable, but do not class as an emergency. For example, a niggling toothache or a small chip. These should of course be treated as soon as possible by booking a standard dental appointment. However, sometimes a dental situation will occur that can be extremely painful, this is when an emergency appointment is necessary. Here are some examples:
- Severe toothache
- Broken tooth
- Chipped tooth
- Knocked-out tooth
- Abnormal swelling
This can be a sign that something is very wrong with your tooth. The sooner it’s seen to, the better your chances are of saving your tooth.
Chipped or broken teeth
If you have chipped or broken a tooth because of an accident or injury, you’ll need to see a dentist as soon as you can. Leaving a tooth in a damaged condition can lead to complications later like toothache, decay or an abscess.
If you have lost a tooth due to an accident or injury, you’ll need to bring yourself and your knocked-out tooth to your dentist quickly. We may be able to re-implant your tooth. Get to us within an hour, 30 minutes if possible, to increase your chances of a successful re-implantation. Re-implanting your tooth will save you from having to go down the route of getting a dental implant to replace your tooth. Importantly, you need to treat your knocked-out tooth very carefully:
- Do not touch the root of your knocked-out tooth
- Only touch the top of the tooth
- Do not wash it with water or anything else
- Place your tooth into a cup of fresh milk or your own saliva
- Get to your emergency dentist in Mackay
If a huge swelling appears on your face or across your jawline, you may have an abscess. This is a serious infection that needs immediate attention from your emergency dentist in Mackay.