A dental emergency refers to any situation that requires urgent attention from a dental professional. There are a lot of different conditions that are considered to be a dental emergency, but as a rule of thumb, if you are experiencing severe pain or discomfort in your teeth, gums, or jaw, you should see our emergency dentist in Townsville ASAP. Things that are considered a dental emergency are:
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.
If your adult tooth has been knocked out, it is important not to panic. A lot of the time, patients who have knocked a tooth out are able to get it successfully reinserted if they get to a dentist quickly. Take the following actions:
The cost of emergency dental services can vary significantly on a case by case basis, depending on what treatments, or surgeries, are needed. This should not deter you from seeking emergency dental care when you need it.
We accept a range of payment plans for emergency dental treatment. This includes payment plans where you pay for your treatment in instalments, as well as government schemes where part of the treatment may be subsidised.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency in Townsville, you can rely on Deeragun Dental for urgent care. We are open after usual business hours for dentistry, emergency toothache and extractions for patients in need.
Make sure to let the reception staff know that you are experiencing an emergency, and explain your symptoms. Our dentist in Deeragun, Townsville will be able to provide you with immediate support, and confirm whether your situation requires emergency care.
To reach an emergency dentist in Deeragun, Townsville, you can call our clinic’s Deeragun Dental emergency hotline at 07 4751 5999. Give us a call and we will provide you with the necessary guidance and assistance so you can get relief faster.