Looking for an ‘emergency dentist near me?
Worried that your toothache is pointing towards something more serious?
When you have a dental emergency, it can be tough to know what to do, especially if you have a fear or phobia of anything dental.
And while it can be tempting to simply take pain relief and hope for the best, if you have acute dental pain or swelling, this is unlikely to be helpful. Therefore, you must seek emergency care to keep complications and discomfort to a minimum. Which is where we come in.
When you type in ‘emergency dentist near me’ and if you are located in or near Coorparoo, our team at Brisbane Laser Dentist will appear in your search results. We have a dedicated team of emergency dental clinicians who are willing and able to help resolve any dental emergency you come to us with. Great!
So, what are some of the most common reasons why people search for an ‘emergency dentist near me?’ Read on to find out.
The main reason why people type ‘emergency dentist near me’ into any search engine is to do with a toothache.
If you have dental pain that is gradually worsening, is intermittent or has come on suddenly, you will need to see our team. In most cases, dental pain is caused by cavities, abscesses, lost restoratives or impacted teeth.
There is a reason why cartoon characters who have toothache are depicted with swollen faces.
Should you notice any swelling to your jaw, inner mouth, neck or face, then you will need to see our team. And quickly!
Swelling should always be treated as a dental emergency and can be a symptom of an abscess or impacted tooth.
Oral bleeds can be common, especially if you play sports.
However, if you have an oral bleed that has been ongoing for more than 20 minutes with the application of clean gauze, then our team will need to be called. This will help us to stem the bleed, prevent blood loss and treat the underlying issue.
Lost fillings or crowns
Lost fillings or crowns often come with a fair bit of discomfort, but if you notice you have lost a restorative yet the tooth feels fine, you will still need to seek emergency help.
Delaying the replacement of a filling or crown can result in a dental abscess forming or, in the best-case scenario, any decay worsening.
Oral ulcers are fairly common, but if you have recurring ulcers in the same part of the mouth or you have an ulcer that is larger than a 5 pence piece, then you will need to see our team urgently. Large or recurrent oral ulcers can be an early warning sign of oral cancer.
OK, no one wants to discover a growth when they are brushing their teeth, but if you do, you will need to book an emergency appointment with our team.
In most cases, a growth will indicate nothing of significance but, should it be a sign of oral cancer, the earlier it is diagnosed and treated, the better.
If you aren’t sure if you have a dental emergency, please call our team today for more information.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.