Emergency dental care

Our caring Brisbane emergency dentists will act quickly to treat a painful dental problem

Along with your regular preventive dental care from the Wickham Terrace Dental team, there may be times when you need urgent emergency dental treatment too. Because dental emergencies can occur at any time, we set aside appointments each day for patients who are suffering from urgent problems with their teeth or mouth.

So if you experience the pain of a toothache, chipped or broken tooth, a knocked out tooth, lost filling, or any other dental emergency, don’t hesitate to contact Wickham Terrace Dental straight away to arrange a priority emergency dental appointment.

We’re open ‘til 7pm on Thursdays to give you even more opportunity for emergency dental treatment in the Brisbane CBD.

For an urgent dentist appointment, call our gentle Brisbane emergency dentists on (07) 3831 3031 or contact us online now.

If you experience a dental emergency overnight or outside of our opening hours, there are still things you can do before your urgent dentist appointment to help alleviate pain, and in some cases give your tooth a better chance of survival. Please read through our Emergency Dental FAQs below to find out what you can do.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do in the case of a dental emergency?

Our best advice is to contact our Brisbane emergency dentists as soon as possible, so we can assess your situation and provide urgent dental treatment in our CBD practice. In the meantime, for advice on specific emergency dental problems, please refer to the information below.

Emergency dental treatment for toothache

It’s never a good idea to ignore the pain of a toothache in the hope it will go away – in fact, the problem often becomes worse. So if you experience an aching tooth for some time, it’s always a sign that you should seek help from our Brisbane emergency dentists as soon as you can.

We will inspect your problem tooth to identify the cause of your toothache and help ease your pain. We’ll then recommend a suitable treatment to address the underlying dental problem, whether you’re experiencing tooth decay, an infection, or a damaged tooth nerve.

To soothe your toothache in the meantime, gently rinse your mouth with warm (never hot) water, and try gently flossing around the tooth to remove any stuck food which may be irritating your gums.

Emergency dental care for a knocked out tooth

If you have a tooth knocked out on the sporting field or from another accident, seek urgent dental treatment from Wickham Terrace Dental, ideally within an hour. Take care to handle the tooth only by its crown, not the tooth root, to give it the best chance of being saved.

If possible, carefully place the knocked out tooth back in its socket after gently rinsing it in milk or water. If you can’t do this, bring the tooth to Wickham Terrace Dental in a cup of milk.

Our team will do everything they can to provide you with an emergency dental appointment fast, and assess whether the tooth can be re-inserted. If your tooth can’t be saved, we can talk you through your tooth replacement options such as dental implants.

Emergency treatment for dental abscess

Sudden, acute pain around the root of a tooth may be a sign you have a dental abscess. This is a potentially very serious condition caused by bacterial infection of your tooth’s root, whether because of gum disease, severe tooth decay, or damage to your tooth.

If this is the case for you, you should arrange an urgent dental appointment in Wickham Terrace Dental’s Brisbane practice. We will carry out emergency treatment of your dental abscess, and advise whether you need additional treatment such as a course of antibiotics to manage the underlying infection.

Emergency treatment for broken or chipped teeth

Like all dental emergencies, chipped or broken teeth should be treated as soon as possible. Urgent treatment for a broken tooth in our Brisbane dental practice can help avoid further problems such as bacterial infection or a permanently weakened tooth.

If you can find the broken pieces of your tooth, our emergency dentist may be able to reattach them. Otherwise, we can repair your tooth with techniques including dental bonding or dental veneers. Find out more about treatment for chipped or broken teeth here.

Urgent treatment of wisdom tooth pain

Pain around your wisdom teeth can be a sign that they are impacted, or that infection has set in. As well as pain you may have difficulty chewing, persistent bad breath, or a bad taste in your mouth.

If you experience any of these symptoms, we recommend contacting the Wickham Terrace Dental team for an emergency dental appointment. With a thorough examination and the help of dental x-rays, we will thoroughly assess your wisdom teeth problem, determine the cause of your pain, and provide a tailored treatment.

While you wait to see us, you can keep the area clean by gently brushing around the painful wisdom teeth, and rinsing your mouth with salty water.

Don’t suffer the pain of a problem tooth longer than you have to! For emergency dental treatment in the Brisbane CBD, contact Wickham Terrace Dental for an urgent dentist appointment now.