Toothaches and dental pain can be very uncomfortable and distressing. At Capstone Dental Seven Hills, we often encounter patients who need to be seen urgently. Our patient's health and comfort is our priority, so we aim to relieve their dental pain on the same day.
If you or your child is suffering from a dental emergency, it is important to seek dental treatment as soon as you can. This can help minimise the risk of permanent damage to the teeth or soft tissues in the mouth. Please call us at Capstone Dental for fast and efficient action. We can give you advice over the phone on how to best manage the toothache or pain until you arrive.
Common Dental Emergencies
- Toothache or dental pain
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Bleeding gums or ache in gums
- Broken dentures
- Knocked out teeth
- Lost or loose tooth fillings or crowns
- Soft tissue trauma or injuries in the mouth
- Dental abscess
- Children’s dental emergencies
What do I do if I have a dental emergency?
Any dental emergency like an injury to the teeth or gums can be potentially serious and should not be ignored. There can be a risk of permanent damage
Toothaches - There usually is little you can do to treat a toothache yourself. Take some painkillers like Panadol or Neurofen to decrease the pain and see your dentist ASAP.
Chipped or Broken Teeth - See your dentist as soon as possible to have it treated.
Knocked out teeth - Find the tooth and rinse it in milk or saline. If neither is available, use saliva. Do not use tap water. Try and insert the tooth back in the socket if possible; but never force it into the socket. If it's not possible to put the tooth back, put the tooth in a small container of milk. See your dentist within 1 hour for the best chance to save the tooth.
How much will emergency dental treatments cost?
The total cost of your emergency dental appointment will vary depending upon your individual dental needs. Visit our Promotions Page for costs for consultations and x-rays but your dentist will discuss expected costs with you at the time of your appointment.
What should I expect during my appointment?
In an emergency appointment, the dentist will aim to reduce or stop the pain experienced and stabilise the situation. You will be given priority.
We will provide a comprehensive examination of the area of the dental pain, injury or issue, and often we will take x-rays to assess the area underneath the gums and teeth. Once we've assessed the situation, we will explain the findings and provide you with detailed treatment options and the costs.