Dental emergencies can arise at any time. While many dental emergencies occur due to neglect to one’s oral health, accidents and trauma also make up a large number of the dental emergencies we treat.
We Treat Dental Emergencies
No matter the circumstance, our dentists here at St Mark Dental and Medical Group will provide emergency dental treatment without guilt or judgment. Our goal at both our Wolli Creek dental clinic and our Monterey dental clinic is to help patients find solutions for a healthy, comfortable smile.
If you are unsure whether your situation requires immediate treatment, we invite you to contact one of our dental surgeries to book an appointment with Dr Evet Ishak, Dr David Bashout or Dr Mina Azmi to determine how to best care for your oral health.
Common Dental Emergencies
Some dental emergencies should be addressed immediately while others can wait a day or two. Our friendly and helpful team will help you decide if you need a same-day emergency dental appointment.
Here are some of the common emergencies we treat at St Mark Dental and Medical Group:
- Broken teeth
- Broken crowns or fillings
- Knocked-out (avulsed) teeth
- Loose or tilted teeth
- Sports injuries
- Broken dentures, partial dentures or bridges
- Painful gums and bleeding gums
Dental pain rarely resolves on its own and often gets worse when left untreated. Rather than wait, you can contact our dental clinic. We strive to help our patients feel healthy and comfortable again.
Dental Emergency Visits
Your emergency dental visit is a problem-focused appointment designed to reduce or eliminate pain and stabilise the condition.
Typically, x-rays of the problematic area will be taken to assist with diagnosis. Our dental team will also ask you a series of questions to uncover the cause of the problem.
- Where is the pain?
- When did it start?
- Was there trauma or an accident?
- Have you had any recent dental work?
- What are the symptoms?
In most cases, we will try to save a tooth with restorative treatment that could include a dental crown, root canal therapy, a filling or other treatment. If none of those is a viable option, we also perform tooth extractions at both our Wolli Creek and Monterey dental surgeries.
If extraction becomes necessary, we offer a number of treatment options to replace missing teeth.
- Dental implants
- Fixed dental bridges
- Partial dentures
- Complete dentures
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
While you can’t prevent every unforeseen circumstance, following a few simple guidelines may reduce the likelihood of a dental emergency.
- Maintain good home hygiene
- Have regular check-up and clean appointments
- Wear protective mouthguards while playing sports
- Use a bruxism nightguard if you grind your teeth
We Welcome Your Call
Let us help you regain your oral health and contact us if you have any questions about dental emergencies or to book a visit. Our dental team will do their best to make you feel comfortable and welcome.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Contact us for more information. Rebates may vary depending on your individual health fund.