When you have a dental emergency, you need a dentist you can trust. At StarKlinics, we’re a local emergency dentist on the Gold Coast providing after-hours emergency dental services 7 days a week for when you need a dentist urgently.
Whether it’s a severe toothache, a broken tooth or a lost filling – we know that dental emergencies can be a painful and even traumatic experience for a person.
That’s why we’re an emergency dentist with a difference. At StarKlinics, you won’t just get a premium emergency dental service to take care of all your needs. We use the latest digital technologies to deliver fast, pain-free and effective treatment for our patients. Our gentle dental care is ideal for nervous patients and lessens the stress of a dental emergency.
We can get you seen by one of our highly-qualified dentists who are equipped to handle dental emergencies with ease.
In a dental emergency, time is a critical factor when it comes to saving a tooth. When a dental disaster strikes, don’t leave it until it’s too late. Call our clinic as soon as you can. We’ll prioritise your visit and get you seen as soon as possible.
Toothaches are a common dental emergency and are often a symptom of an underlying problem. Toothaches can come in all shapes and forms. You might feel a dull, throbbing ache on one side of your face and jaw. Or you might experience a sharp burst of pain when you eat something or have a cold drink.
Toothaches can keep you up at night, disrupt your daily activities and cause you serious pain. Often, they’re a sign of a more serious dental concern such as tooth decay, gum disease, infection or an abscess.
If not treated promptly, a toothache will only get worse.
It’s important to come and see us as soon as you can so we can properly diagnose your toothache and provide you with the right treatment.
Lost a filling or a crown
Sometimes, a filling or a crown can become loose or fall out completely. This can be a result of poor dental work in the past or biting down on hard foods over a long period of time. It can even be a sign of underlying tooth decay.
When you’ve lost a crown or filling, the exposed space is tender and may become painful when eating or feel sensitive to hot and cold liquids. It can also become more susceptible to trapped food which will lead to bacterial growth and tooth decay.
If you’ve recently lost a filling or crown, it’s best to get it taken care of quickly before it turns into something more serious and painful.
Accidents happen. If you’ve been involved in an accident or been injured during sports and your tooth has been knocked out, you need to get to us as quickly as possible. The sooner a dentist can treat you, the higher the chances of being able to save the tooth.
When a tooth has been knocked out, the nerves, soft tissues and blood vessels are also damaged. While these nerves and blood vessels can’t be repaired, it’s still possible for a dentist to reattach your tooth so the bone can grow back to the tooth root and hold it in place again. A root canal will be needed to treat the damaged tooth.
What To Do In An Emergency Dental Situation
The most important thing you can do in a dental emergency is to stay calm. It might be a natural reaction to panic over a lost tooth but this will only add more stress to your body.
Call our Hope Island clinic as soon as you can. Then, follow our basic care recommendations for treating your dental emergency while you wait to see a dentist.
If you have a dental emergency and have called our clinic, we’ll prioritise your visit and get you in as quickly as possible. However, there are things you can do at home to lessen the pain and stabilise the situation while waiting to see us.
What To Do For A Toothache
If you’re suffering from the pain of a severe toothache, we recommend first rinsing your mouth out with warm, salty water to give you some relief. It may also help to take a couple of over-the-counter pain relief medication tablets, such as Panadol or Ibuprofen, to lessen the pain until you can see us.
You can also try a natural remedy for toothaches. Cloves and clove oil are very effective in treating toothaches at home. Cloves contain a natural antiseptic called eugenol and properties that can numb pain and reduce inflammation.
What To Do If You’ve Cracked, Chipped Or Knocked A Tooth Out
If you’ve cracked or chipped your tooth, try rinsing your mouth out with warm water. If you’re bleeding, apply some gauze to the area with pressure until it stops. You may need to use dental cement (available at pharmacies) to protect the area if you can’t see a dentist right away.
For a lost tooth, it’s crucial that you get to a dentist immediately. You may be able to slip the tooth back into place by holding it by the crown, not the exposed root. If it won’t go back in easily, place it in a container of milk if possible to prevent it from drying out and get to a dentist or hospital as quickly as possible.
What To Do If You’ve Lost A Filling Or Crown
A lost crown or filling may not be painful at first but the exposed area can easily turn into something more serious if not taken care of promptly. While waiting to see us, you may be able to apply some dental cement to the tooth in order to protect it. If you have the crown or filling, you can try putting it back into the gap as a temporary solution.
If that’s not possible, keep it somewhere safe and bring it in to your appointment with you.
What Is The Cost Of A Dental Emergency?
The cost of a dental emergency will depend on the type of emergency it is and the extent of the damage to your teeth.
At StarKlinics, we offer stress-free payment options to help in an already stressful situation. Our finance team can help you find a flexible payment method that suits you.
After Hours Emergency Dental Services
We provide premium emergency dental services for all kinds of common dental emergencies. Our out-of-hours and emergency appointments are here for you 7 days a week for whenever you need a dentist urgently.
You can trust us to take the pain away – fast.
Call our Hope Island clinic if you need a highly-qualified emergency dentist on the Gold Coast.