How does the dentist near me handle dental emergencies? 5 FAQS answered by Brisbane Laser Dental
When it comes to everyday dental care, our team at Brisbane Laser Dentist knows that you want what's best for you and your family - healthy, functioning teeth which look great.
But we also know that sometimes in life, accidents and emergencies occur, meaning that either you or a loved one will require urgent dental care to help resolve discomfort and get back to everyday life.
Dental emergencies are a big consideration for most dental practices and Brisbane Laser Dentist is no exception. Our team sees dental emergencies every day and helps hundreds of people a month alleviate discomfort and heal from dental traumas and infections. And while we will always hope that you will never need to see our emergency team, if you ever do, we will be here for you with compassion and professionalism to help you recover.
But what are some of the most commonly asked queries that we receive about our emergency dental team? Read on to find out!
What are the signs of a dental emergency?
A universal indicator of a dental emergency is sudden or gradual discomfort, so if your tooth hurts, book an appointment with us.
Also, if you have recently chipped or cracked a tooth, it will need to be repaired. Similarly, any loose or lost fillings require urgent care as well as bleeds which do not stop after 20 minutes of pressure and swellings in the facial or throat area.
If you are unsure if you are currently experiencing a dental emergency, contact our reception team for advice.
How does your dentist near me handle emergencies?
We set aside appointments each day especially for dental emergencies and will always aim to have your issue seen and either assessed or treated within 24 hours.
Does your dentist near me offer same-day appointments?
As mentioned earlier, yes, our team sets aside a set of appointments each day to oversee dental emergencies.
If you are a regular with our practice, this may mean that you don’t see your regular dental team but don’t worry; all of our staff will treat you with the highest level of professionalism, and ensure that the issue is resolved quickly.
If you need to have a follow-up appointment, we will try to make sure that you see your regular dental team.
Does your dentist near me triage emergency cases?
Our reception team will ask you a set of questions to determine the severity of your dental issue and to assess the order/severity of the dental emergency.
If we had 2 patients contact us with the first experiencing facial swelling, discomfort and issues with eating, we would endeavour to place their appointment ahead of someone who had cracked a tooth. But we would always aim to have both cases seen within the next 24 hours.
Will I need a follow-up appointment?
This will depend on the issue; if you have an abscess and need a root canal, yes.
If you have a chip, we will be able to repair it at the emergency appointment.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.