Where can I find an emergency dentist in Mackay?
When it comes to a dental emergency, a local dentist in Mackay is your best option for fast and accurate diagnosis and treatment.
It is well known that the sooner you receive treatment for an injury, the higher the likelihood is that there is less lasting damage. If you have lost a tooth, inserting it back into the socket within a few hours will yield the best result of it staying in place.
If you cannot save your original tooth and opt for a dental implant, the quicker you have this procedure done after your body has healed from the trauma, the better. This lets your body adjust faster to the new implant’s introduction and provides for a higher chance of success. It also holds true that the longer you leave a missing tooth as it is, the more the jaw bone will recede as it is no longer stimulated by a tooth and the body absorbs nutrients for use in other areas of the body.
What is a dental emergency?
Northern Beaches Dental in Mackay aim to see you as quickly as possible in emergency situations. Contact us as quickly as you possibly can after an injury. We also understand that pain can be cause for seeking emergency dental care. This is why we will seek to place you with one of our dentists as soon as it possible, usually the same day that you contact us. We have several practices that work in conjunction with ours and we will arrange for you to see a dentist at the practice that can offer you the fastest treatment during an emergency.
We will offer you advice on how to care for yourself between the time you contact us and the time of your appointment, in order to improve the chances that you have of re-implantation or for dealing with any pain that you may have.
This advice is crucial to the success of treatment and we take each patient’s concerns very seriously. From emergencies caused by toothache, missing crowns, chipped teeth, abscesses, trauma, lost teeth and facial swelling or other symptoms, we strive to take care of any issues quickly and to have you healing faster to minimise further complications.
What can I expect from visiting my dentist during an emergency?
When you come in to see your dentist in Mackay, a thorough examination of the affected areas and your mouth will be undertaken. This may mean that scans and x-rays are necessary in order to determine how much damage has been done.
Treatment for pain can be administered if you are feeling uncomfortable.
Depending on the severity of the injury, a temporary or permanent fix will be administered. This will allow you to walk out of the dental practice with the ability to function, until a permanent solution can be put in place if one cannot be made immediately.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.