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Need a local emergency dentist in Hope Island, Gold Coast?

Toothache, broken tooth, lost filling. In all these cases, you should seek dental care as soon as possible. We know that a dental emergency can be painful and even traumatic in some cases.

Time is a critical factor when it comes to saving a tooth, so the sooner you get to us the better. Call us and for emergencies we’ll prioritise your visit and get you seen as soon as possible.

Common Dental Emergencies

While prevention with good dental care is the best way to preserve your oral health, knowing what to do when emergency strikes helps prevent long-term damage. Some of the most common dental emergencies we see in our practice are:

  • ​Tooth Decay
  • Abscess
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache
  • Wisdom Teeth
  • Lost a filling or a crown
  • Chipped or brocken tooth
  • Loss tooth

What to do in an emergency situation?

The most important thing you can do in a dental emergency is to stay calm. It might be a natural reaction to panic over a lost tooth but this will only add more stress to your body.

Call our  dental clinic in Hope Island, Gold Coast as soon as you can. Then, follow our basic care recommendations for treating your dental emergency while you wait to see a dentist.

Frequently asked questions

If you’re suffering from the pain of a severe toothache, we recommend first rinsing your mouth out with warm, salty water to give you some relief. It may also help to take a couple of over-the-counter pain relief medication tablets, such as Panadol or Ibuprofen, to lessen the pain until you can see us.

You can also try a natural remedy for toothaches. Cloves and clove oil are very effective in treating toothaches at home. Cloves contain a natural antiseptic called eugenol and properties that can numb pain and reduce inflammation.

If you’ve cracked or chipped your tooth, try rinsing your mouth out with warm water. If you’re bleeding, apply some gauze to the area with pressure until it stops. You may need to use dental cement (available at pharmacies) to protect the area if you can’t see a dentist right away. For a lost tooth, it’s crucial that you get to a dentist immediately. You may be able to slip the tooth back into place by holding it by the crown, not the exposed root. If it won’t go back in easily, place it in a container of milk if possible to prevent it from drying out and get to a dentist or hospital as quickly as possible.

A lost crown or filling may not be painful at first but the exposed area can easily turn into something more serious if not taken care of promptly. While waiting to see us, you may be able to apply some dental cement to the tooth in order to protect it. If you have the crown or filling, you can try putting it back into the gap as a temporary solution.

If that’s not possible, keep it somewhere safe and bring it in to your appointment with you.

The cost of a dental emergency will depend on the type of emergency it is and the extent of the damage to your teeth.

At StarKlinics, we offer stress-free payment options to help in an already stressful situation. Our finance team can help you find a flexible payment method that suits you.