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25 MARCH 2020

Available for Emergency Dental

We are open and available for emergency dental treatment for you and your family. If you are experiencing dental pain and need an appointment please call your local clinic or book on our online forms.

I am in pain, is this a dental emergency?
When you experience significant dental pain, or any structural damage to your teeth, you should see your dentist sooner rather than later. Here is an example of when you will require an emergency dental appointment:

  • Pain in your teeth or gums
  • Tooth infections or abscesses
  • A chipped or broken tooth
  • A tooth being knocked out
  • Denture repairs
  • Lost crowns or fillings
  • Sports injuries

How do I make an emergency appointment?
Firstly, contact your local Pacific Smiles Dental Centre. During the call you will be asked a series of questions to determine what type of appointment suits your needs. These questions could include how severe your pain, illness, or injuries are. Once you have answered these screening questions it will be determined if you require an urgent same-day emergency dental appointment or if we are able to schedule your emergency dental treatment for a later date.

What Happens When I Arrive At The Emergency Dental Appointment?
When you arrive at your emergency appointment you will need with speak to reception who will ask the same screening questions that you were asked previously over the phone. Our staff ask these screening questions a second time to assist determining if there have been any significant changes to your circumstances.

What Can I Do To Prevent Dental Emergencies?
Lowering your risk of requiring emergency dental work doesn’t guarantee that it won’t happen to you. Dental emergencies are unpredictable and can happen at any time. However, to mitigate the risk, here are some basic steps to keep your teeth in top shape:

  • Avoid using your teeth as tools to open packages, lids, sticky tape etc
  • Wear a mouthguard where there’s a risk of dental trauma
  • Minimise chewing hard foods such as lollies, ice, popcorn kernels etc
  • Cut back on sugary foods and drinks to avoid cavities

The cost of your emergency dental appointment will vary depending upon your individual dental needs. Your dentist will discuss the expected costs with you at the time of your appointment.

If you or a family member are in dental pain or in need of an emergency dentist, contact your local Pacific Smiles Dental Centre for an urgent care appointment.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.