In Need Of An Emergency Dentist?
Urgent & Emergency Care
Anyone who has experienced a dental emergency can tell you how frightening and painful it is. Fortunately, at Noosa Family Dental we are here to help you, whether you have a raging toothache or an annoying chipped tooth. As one of the best emergency dentists Noosa has to offer, we strive to provide the highest quality care so we can address your needs and help you achieve your oral health goals.
We understand that emergencies can happen anywhere and anytime - often when it is most inconvenient! For urgent dental problems that just can't wait, don't hesitate! We reserve appointments every day so we can be ready to help you. At an emergency appointment, we assess the issue, give you your options and provide treatment to relieve your pain or fix a broken or knocked out tooth.
Caring & Compassionate Dental Care
Common Dental Emergencies
Accidents and emergencies happen day and night. Some may need urgent care, whereas others can be treated during a regular dental appointment. It is important to know what is classified as an emergency that requires immediate care. Simply put, a dental emergency is any problem that requires urgent treatment, either to save a tooth, stop ongoing bleeding or reduce and treat severe pain.
Here are some examples of dental problems that require attention from your emergency dentist in Noosa.
A painful tooth: An infection or abscess on a tooth can cause severe pain which disrupts sleep, and your ability to use the tooth. It often results from decay, a deep filling, or a crack. Once a nerve has died, and an abscess (infection) has formed, the infection needs to be removed by either root canal treatment, or removal of the tooth.
A sensitive tooth: There are many reasons for a sensitive tooth, often they can be managed easily. It is worth having sensitivity checked because, as in the case of a crack, early treatment will prevent expensive and painful consequences later on. Causes for sensitivity can be cracks, exposed dentine, decay, or leaking fillings.
A broken tooth: Broken teeth or fillings are important to treat in most cases. Even if the tooth isn’t cutting your tongue or causing pain, a broken tooth can lead to infection if left for a prolonged period. If a piece of tooth has broken away from a filling, removing the old filling and replacing it is usually the best solution. This method protects the tooth from further breakdown and creates a strong, stable filling.
An infected wisdom tooth: Wisdom teeth can become painful as they are erupting. It is important for your dentist to have a look at the area.
An emergency dentist will assess whether the area is currently infected and how to manage the infection. Or whether it is just a case of keeping the area cleaned carefully and watching the tooth erupt. A scanning X-ray is most often needed to assess the position of these teeth.
In Pain? Don't Delay!
Addressing Dental Emergencies
During Dental emergencies, it is important that you know what to do until you can get to your appointment. If your mouth is bleeding, use sterile gauze or a clean cloth and apply mild pressure to the wound. However, if the wound is bleeding heavily or you suspect you have a broken jaw, it is imperative you seem emergency medical care. For broken, or knocked-out teeth, if possible, be sure to keep the tooth and save it in a container with milk or saline solution. If you are able to see a dentist in a timely manner, your tooth may be restored.
At Noosa Family Dental, each of our emergency dentists holds years of experience providing state-of-the-art care and dental services to residents across Noosa. We are dedicated to delivering services that are tailored to each patient, their unique concerns and oral health goals. Whether it's a toothache, a fractured or lost tooth, a lost filling, or something else, we will be available to address the issue as soon as possible!