Emergency Dentistry

Are you suffering from a persistent toothache? Have you just encountered severe dental trauma? Dental-related accidents can be scary and uncomfortable for many, no matter what age. 

At Scott Makiol Biodentistry, we can assist with your emergency dentistry needs. Whether you have a knocked-out tooth or broken a crown, our team can alleviate your discomfort and restore your smile to its former glory. 

If you are unsure if you are experiencing a dental emergency, we encourage you to contact our dental practice. Our team can help you determine if you need an emergency appointment and guide you on how to handle your dental emergency. 

Common Dental Emergencies 

Toothache 

We consider severe and throbbing tooth pain to be a dental emergency. Typically, if a person has a toothache that won’t don’t go away, it could indicate a dental or health issue that needs addressing. An untreated toothache can lead to an infection, damage and significant decay. 

Knocked-Out Tooth 

Having your tooth knocked out can be painful and frightening. However, as with any dental emergency, time is of the essence. The faster you see your emergency dentist, the more likely he will replace and save your natural tooth. 

If you have a tooth knocked out of its socket, try to locate the tooth and gently rinse it without touching the root. Then, gently place it back in its socket or a cup of milk or your saliva. Doing so keeps the tooth moist and viable. Finally, please come to our dental clinic as quickly as possible so we can provide prompt treatment. 

Broken or Chipped Tooth 

A broken or chipped tooth can be painful and potentially damaging to the nerve. Dr Scott can restore a damaged tooth with biocompatible and durable materials, such as tooth-coloured restorations, veneers, crowns and more. 

Lost or Broken Restoration 

We strive to repair or replace a lost or broken restoration as soon as possible so that we can restore your smile’s bite and function. We offer durable and natural-looking restorations, such as crowns and bridges, to replace missing or broken teeth. 

Oral Infection

An oral infection can be a severe health issue, and a dentist must treat it right away. An oral infection can enter the bloodstream and affect the heart, lungs, and other essential body functions if left untreated.

An untreated cavity, injury or old dental work can cause an oral infection. Symptoms often include pain, bad breath and fever. To treat an oral infection, your dentist may drain an abscess if present, perform root canal therapy and/or prescribe antibiotics. 

In cases when we cannot save the natural tooth, your dentist Dr Scott can extract the tooth and replace it with a high-quality bridge or other restoration.

What to Expect During Your Emergency Dental Visit 

When you come to our dental practice, we will have an initial consultation to advise you of treatment options, pros, cons and costs. Our main goal is to ease your pain and make you more comfortable as soon as we can so we can provide you with the urgent treatment you need. 

Where possible, we will address the problem completely right away. However, at times there may be a need for follow-up appointments to treat the problem entirely. 

We Can Relieve Tooth Pain

We endeavour to treat emergency patients as quickly as possible as we understand the importance of proper prompt pain relief and treatment. Our dedicated team will work with you to find an appointment  time that suits you. 

We are open:

  • Mondays from 8 AM to 4 PM 
  • Tuesdays from 8 AM to 6.30 PM
  • Wednesdays from 7.30 AM to 4 PM
  • Thursdays from 8 AM to 6.30 PM
  • Fridays to 8 AM to 11 AM

In some circumstances, we will open outside of regular clinic hours. For after-hours emergencies, please call us on 07 3848 3304. If we don’t answer, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.