Emergency Dentist Brisbane

Bite Dental in Brisbane offers same day emergency dental care when you need it most

At Bite Dental, we know that accidents do happen, which is why we offer same day emergency dentistry.

We know that most patients are unsure about how to handle a dental emergency, which our dentists are experienced in handling dental emergencies. If you are in pain, or bleeding and suffering, don’t wait, contact us now, not later.

Waiting until later may only increase the severity of the issue, causing treatment to be longer, more complicated and a painful experience.

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Unsure about where to start? Get in touch with us. Our team will be able to look into your individual circumstances and guide you in the right direction.

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What defines a dental emergency?

  • Oral infection
  • Severe toothache/sensitivity
  • Tooth or mouth trauma
  • Loose or missing tooth
  • Gum abscess
  • Pain in the mouth
  • Inflammation and swelling
  • Bleeding

If you or another person has one of those symptoms, or anything else that is causing pain or bleeding, then please contact Bite Dental for emergency dentistry in Brisbane.

In any of these situations, it is vital that you do not panic and try any fixes that are not suggested by Bite Dental or another dental professional.

How to handle some common dental emergencies:

The following are useful tips to know for the following dental emergencies, as they may help ease pain or decrease the severity of the issue.

Broken or cracked tooth

Try washing your mouth out with a salt water solution and cleaning around the tooth.

Knocked out tooth

Rinse your mouth with a warm salt water solution and call us immediately. If you reach the dentist within the first hour, the chance of saving the tooth is greater.

Make sure to store the knocked out tooth in a container filled with milk if possible.

Oral infection

Again, try washing your mouth out with a warm salt water solution, and contact our team for advice.

If your mouth is bleeding, it’s important to apply pressure to stop the bleeding.

Gum abscess

Symptoms usually include a fever, swollen lymph nodes, tooth ache, gum infection and a noticeable lump on the gum. Abscesses can be life threatening and the infection can spread.

Please call us as soon as possible and wash your mouth out with warm salty water multiple times.

Oral bleeding

If there is quite a considerable amount of bleeding from a laceration or another source inside your mouth, please visit the nearest emergency room. Make sure to also notify the team at Bite Dental when possible.

To help prevent dental emergencies from occurring, you should:

It’s also important to avoid biting down on hard foods, such as candies and ice, as they are a common cause for broken teeth.

Wear custom-fitting mouthguards during contact sport as this will help provide protection to both your teeth and jaw.

For dental emergencies, contact Bite Dental

If you are suffering from a dental emergency, Bite Dental is a reliable and experienced dentist practice that can help you. Please contact our friendly team by clicking here, or calling on (07) 3221 5399.

Dental Emergency FAQs

When is it a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is many different things to many different people. A chipped front tooth can be the end of the world for someone going on their first date later that night while someone else may take 6mths to even notice it.

Pain is the other variable that is really quite interesting. Pain is best described as an emotion rather than an outcome or result. Think about a time that you have noticed blood on your clothing and after a while of looking around for the source find a cut on your arm – only then does it start hurting. Your brain plays a major role is deciding if something should hurt or not.

So, should we rely on pain? If it doesn’t hurt does it mean it is fine?

Gum disease can strip you of your teeth but not cause any pain. Oral cancers usually don’t hurt, neither does tooth decay unless it's serious. All these should be considered very strong reasons to go and see your dentist ASAP.

Obviously, it goes with-out saying that if something is swollen, loose or hurts then it’s time to call us!

Finally, the aesthetic concerns. As beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder that’s a decision only you can make! Give us a call and we can talk you through it.

Dental emergencies come in different forms. The goal is to get you out of pain and into a stable condition, within your financial capacity. This may mean doing something as simple as slightly adjusting a tooth or as complex as taking a nerve out of a tooth or extracting the tooth itself. The cost of the appointment, therefore, can vary greatly. You can spend from $100 to $500 in order to address the issue, some of which will be covered by your health fund if you are a member of one. You and your dentist will work together to decide what the correct treatment is for you and how to work within your budget.

A dental emergency can be any number of things: from severe trauma to the face, to a painful tooth, to infection and facial swelling. It is important to address an emergency as soon as possible. If you have sustained trauma to other parts of your body as well as your teeth you should present to an emergency department in a hospital, as there may be more urgent issues that need to be addressed. If your emergency is confined to your tooth or mouth, call your dentist and schedule an appointment ASAP. If your emergency is out of hours and you have sustained trauma to your mouth, have severe pain or are developing swelling, difficulty swallowing or difficulty breathing go straight to a hospital.

Dental pain can be caused by trauma, disease or infection. If you have sustained trauma to other parts of your body as well as your teeth you should present to an emergency department in a hospital, as there may be more urgent issues that need to be addressed. If your emergency is confined to your tooth and you are unable to schedule an appointment with a dentist you should attend an emergency room in the following cases: you have sustained trauma, you have severe pain or you develop swelling, swallowing or difficulty breathing.

A dental emergency is many different things to many different people. A chipped front tooth can be the end of the world for someone going on their first date later that night while someone else may take 6mths to even notice it.

Pain is the other variable that is really quite interesting. Pain is best described as an emotion rather than an outcome or result. Think about a time that you have noticed blood on your clothing and after a while of looking around for the source find a cut on your arm – only then does it start hurting. Your brain plays a major role is deciding if something should hurt or not.

So, should we rely on pain? If it doesn’t hurt does it mean it is fine?

Gum disease can strip you of your teeth but not cause any pain. Oral cancers usually don’t hurt, neither does tooth decay unless its serious. All these should be considered very strong reasons to go and see your dentist ASAP.

Obviously, it goes with-out saying that if something is swollen, loose or hurts then it’s time to call us!
Finally, the aesthetic concerns. As beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder that’s a decision only you can make! Give us a call and we can talk you through it.