What should I do in the event of a dental emergency?
Please call our Gold Coast dental practice immediately so that we can arrange an emergency appointment as quickly and conveniently as possible for you.
My tooth hurts!
If you are suffering from a painful toothache, contact us immediately to organise an appointment as quickly and conveniently as possible for you. Painkillers such as Ibuprofen or Paracetamol are recommended to make the pain bearable until your appointment.
What should I do if I have fractured my tooth?
Fractured teeth can usually be restored so there is no need to panic. If the tooth is painful, avoid consuming hot or cold foods and beverages. Painkillers such as Ibuprofen or Paracetamol may help. Pain-free treatment is usually available by contacting us quickly.
Help I have lost my crown!
Keep your crown safe so it can be re-cemented as soon as possible to avoid damage or the need for root canal treatment. Contact us immediately to book an appointment at our Gold Coast practice.
My tooth has been knocked out!
If your tooth has been knocked out it is important that you reach a dentist as soon as possible. This is because seeing a dentist within the first 30 minutes can mean the difference between saving your tooth and losing it forever.
To keep your tooth safe in the meantime pick your tooth up by the crown, not the root and gently rinse it off with milk. Store the tooth in the hollow of your cheek, or in a cup of cold milk.
What if I have broken my denture?
Broken dentures can usually be repaired relatively easily. Please resist the temptation to glue them together yourself as this often makes a repair very difficult. Contact us at our Gold Coast dental practice to organise the repair of your dentures.
How can I protect my child’s teeth?
Fissure sealant can be applied to your child’s back molars to help prevent tooth decay. To find out more about fissure sealants, please contact us.