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What should I do in the event of a dental emergency?

Please call Sherwood Dental immediately so that we can arrange an appointment as quickly and as possible for you. Dr Duval sets aside emergency time each weekday to help get people out of pain. If it’s outside out normal practice hours (Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 5.30pm), you can also book online.

Sherwood Dental is your caring emergency dentist in Brisbane. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please do not hesitate to contact us. Over the counter painkillers (for example paracetamol or ibuprofen) can help to manage symptoms for a short time. Do check with your doctor or pharmacist first, if you are on other medications.

For after-hours emergencies, try searching for a public clinic (eligibility criteria apply). People with pain and infection can see a GP first, who may be able to prescribe antibiotics and painkillers if required. If you have severe pain or infection can also present at a private or public hospital for emergency dental care.

What steps can I take in order to cure a toothache?

Toothache almost always means a serious problem, either with the tooth or the gums. Discomfort can worsen to pain rapidly, and dental infections can become deadly if left untreated. If you feel something starting, please do get in touch with one of our team.

What should I do if I have dental swelling?

Swelling is often caused by infection, either in the teeth or gums. It can be inside the mouth, or even visible on the outside of the face. If you notice this, please contact us as soon as possible for advice and to discuss a possible appointment.

What should I do if I break or chip my tooth?

Most broken or chipped teeth can be restored, either with a tooth-coloured filling, or sometimes a crown. Book an appointment with us when you can, and avoid eating on the tooth (and particularly hot or cold drinks) as much as possible until then. Please take note of any symptoms, such as sensitivity or pain.

What should I do if my crown or bridge falls out?

If your crown or bridge comes off, you can try pressing it back on with your fingers – it may still on for a little while. Avoid eating on it, altogether. Please DON’T use any adhesives though, as it will damage both the tooth and the crown or bridge. Superglue, especially, is the one of the worst things – the results can be disastrous! It’s important to keep your crown or bridge safe, clean and dry, and have it rebonded by a dental professional as soon as possible.

Sometimes a crown or bridge just de-bonds (becomes unstuck from the tooth), and it’s a simple process to re-bond it (20-30 minutes). Sometimes the top part of tooth breaks off inside the crown or bridge – this is not as straightforward, unfortunately, and we may need a longer appointment. Speak with one of our team to find out more.

What if I have lost a tooth due to trauma?

  • Immediately trying placing the tooth back into the socket, if possible.
  • If it can’t be put back in, store in cold milk or inside your mouth, along your cheek. Please DON’T store the tooth in ice, or water.
  • Limit any handling of the loose tooth, to safeguard the fibres around the root surface.
  • Time is of the essence – try to book an emergency dental appointment as soon as possible. The same day, ideally.

What should I do if I have broken my denture?

Depending on how and where your denture has broken, the repair may be quite straightforward. You will have to be without the denture while it’s repaired, but this can often be done on the same day. Please contact the Sherwood Dental team for advice. You may need an appointment, or just to simply drop off the denture.

Comprehensive care from your emergency dentist Brisbane

In the event of a dental emergency, try to remain calm and contact the Sherwood Dental team for advice and an appointment. You can also book online. We try to have time set aside each weekday for emergencies.

Emergency treatments

Our emergency dental treatments include:

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Dr Craig Duval performs wisdom tooth extractions with pin-point accuracy and gentle care.

Root Canal Therapy

Sherwood Dental can save your damaged tooth from extraction with effective root canal therapy

Ask Dr Craig Duval

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