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If you are in pain, discomfort or have experienced a dental injury in Townsville, it is important that you seek urgent dental care as soon as you possibly can. To best serve our local community, Deeragun Dental offers emergency dentistry in Townsville. If possible, contact us to let us know you are on your way for emergency dental care, otherwise please make your way to our clinic and we will see you at reception.

What is a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency refers to any situation that requires urgent attention from a dental professional. A patient experiencing tooth pain, discomfort, any concerning symptoms affecting the teeth, gums or jaw or a dental injury should seek emergency dental care. 

Recognise common dental emergencies

There have been cases where patients have delayed or failed to receive emergency dental care in a timely manner due to not realising the severity of their situation. A lot of different conditions are considered dental emergencies but as a rule of thumb, if you are experiencing severe pain or discomfort in your teeth, gums or jaw – you should see a Townsville emergency dentist ASAP.

What is considered a Dental Emergency?

Dentist operating on patient: Emergency Dental Care in Townsville

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms or have any serious concerns about your teeth and dental health, give Deeragun Dental a call on (07) 4751 5999.

Is a broken or chipped tooth an emergency?

Yes, a broken tooth is always considered an emergency. Even if your broken/chipped tooth is not bleeding excessively and/or you are not in pain, it is necessary to see a dentist as soon as possible for a professional assessment of the damage. This is because the tooth that is broken/chipped may have sustained damage internally and this is not always visible or obvious. 

Broken, chipped or fractured teeth are vulnerable to further damage and infection because they leave the tooth exposed to bacteria. This bacteria can travel to the inner layers of the tooth such as the dental pulp and in the worst case, even the nerves. Infected or damaged dental pulp requires root canal treatment

To prevent this kind of damage from happening in future, dentists will often repair broken teeth with a dental crown or other restorative treatments.

What do I do if my tooth has been knocked out?

If your adult tooth has been knocked out due to an injury, a fall or any other reason it is important that you try your best not to panic. A lot of the time, patients who have knocked out a tooth are able to get it successfully reinserted if they get to a dentist quickly. Take the following actions:

How much does emergency dentistry cost in Townsville?

The cost of emergency dental services can vary significantly on a case by case basis depending on whether a patient requires surgery or extensive treatment. This should not deter you from seeking emergency dental care when you need it. 

To accommodate all patients in need of emergency dentistry in Townsville, Deeragun Dental accepts various payment types and offers payment plans where a patient can pay for their treatment afterwards, in installments.

Do you accept payment plans for Emergency Dental Treatment?​

Yes, Deeragun Dental accepts a range of payment plans for emergency dental treatment. This includes payment plans where you can pay for your treatment in installments, as well as government schemes where part of the treatment may be subsidised.

We accept all of the following:

To learn more about any of the above payment plans and services, contact our team today.

Contact our Experienced Emergency Dentist in Townsville

If you are experiencing a dental emergency in Townsville, you can rely on Deeragun Dental for urgent care. We are also open after usual business hours for dentistry, emergency toothache and extractions for patients in need.

Make sure to let the front office staff know that you may be experiencing an emergency and tell them about your symptoms. Our dentist in Townsville will be able to provide you with immediate support and confirm whether your situation requires emergency dental care.

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    Dental Emergency: Frequently Asked Questions

    Yes, Deeragun Dental in Townsville offers emergency dental services including after hours and on Saturdays for patients in need. Contact our team if you are experiencing an emergency dental situation.

    If you have chipped or broken a tooth you need to see a dental professional as soon as possible, however, if the chip is small, painless and has not left any fragments or caused trauma in your mouth – it may not be an emergency. If your broken tooth is causing you pain, swelling, bleeding or any other uncomfortable symptoms, call your dentist right away to risk the damage from causing infection or worsening.

    If in doubt or unsure about your situation, you can call our dental clinic and have a quick chat with the receptionist just to be sure, we are happy to help.

    If your tooth is knocked out, book an urgent appointment with your dentist as soon as possible to assess the level of damage and necessary treatment. At the time of booking, be sure to notify the receptionist of your symptoms and they will let you know if you are experiencing an emergency situation. Gently clean the tooth under running water without touching the root surface, immediately place the tooth in cold milk and bring it along to the dental practice, the sooner the treatment the greater the success.

    Do not wait to call the dentist, delaying an emergency dentist appointment can put you at risk of serious damage or infection.

    If you are experiencing a dental emergency and require urgent care, it is important you see a dental professional as early as possible. If you can’t reach your regular dentist, or they are closed, reach out to another local dentist or dental hospital to prevent the damage from worsening.

    This depends on the extent of the damage. If your tooth is only slightly broken or chipped, painless and not affecting you in any way from eating, talking or breathing then you may be able to wait until your next dental appointment to bring it up with your dentist. You can call the practice and discuss your situation with a receptionist to get further clarity.

    If your broken or chipped tooth is painful, bleeding, left tooth fragments in your mouth or caused any other trauma in or around your mouth – call an emergency dental clinic immediately.

    Tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures is very common and not always a cause of concern. It usually doesn’t last long, most of the time happens on the teeth with receding gums or worn down enamel which naturally occurs over time. Contact a dentist if:
    • Tooth sensitivity does not subside on its own
    • One particular tooth or area is sensitive
    • You are experiencing an unusual level of sensitivity
    • Sensitivity is extreme and causes discomfort in eating, drinking, breathing
    • You are experiencing other symptoms

    It is common for pieces of food to get caught between your teeth. If you cannot remove it by drinking water, try brushing your teeth and using dental floss. If you still cannot remove the object, contact a dental professional for further advice. If it is caught under your gums can cause swelling, it may be an emergency. To be safe, let the reception know your situation.

    If you lose your tooth filling or notice that it is loosened or damaged, it is important that you see a dentist as soon as possible to get it replaced. If a filling isn’t replaced within days it can cause damage and decay to the unprotected tooth.

    Contact us today to book an Appointment!