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Emergency Dentist in Hervey Bay

person with tooth painDo you have a chipped tooth? Did your filling come out? Are you experiencing an excruciating toothache?

Don’t wait around for it to get better: you need to see an emergency dentist ASAP.
Call our Hervey Bay clinic on (07) 4125 5099 and tell us about your situation.
We’ll get you in as quickly as possible.


24-Hour Emergency Dental Services

A dental emergency is something that can’t wait – and they happen at the most inconvenient and random times in our lives. We understand that you can’t plan for these things, which is why Hervey Bay Dental offers 24-hour emergency services. Our dental professionals will act quickly, so we can get you back on your feet and smiling again.

person getting dental treatment

When Should I See an Emergency Dentist?

Teeth should never hurt, and severe toothache is a sign that something isn’t right. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, it is important to remain calm and book an appointment as quickly as possible with us.

We treat a range of emergency dental services, such as

  • Broken dentures
  • Gum inflammation
  • Life-threatening infection (abscess)
  • Bleeding from the mouth that won’t stop
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Dislodged crowns and fillings

We can even treat invisible pain, such as severe mouth discomfort that keeps you awake with no apparent cause. Our qualified dentists can immediately treat you to the root cause of the issue, alleviating any pain and anxiety.

How to Handle Typical Dental Emergencies

We address the most common types of dental emergencies. Here are measures to take to alleviate the pain until you receive professional attention.

  • Severe dental pain: If you are experiencing severe dental pain, you should rinse your mouth out with salt water. Add half a teaspoon of salt to one cup of water, and stir until the salt dissolves. If possible, you can also take an over-the-counter medication to reduce some pain until you can visit your dentist.
  • Tooth loss: If your permanent tooth is knocked out, it is essential that you find the tooth. If possible, do not touch the root – pick it up by the crown. Then, put the tooth in saline solution or milk until you can visit your dentist.
  • Tooth displacement: If your tooth has moved out of place and become loose, don’t attempt to move the tooth back into place yourself. This can cause you a lot of pain, and worsen the displacement.
  • Chipped or broken teeth: A chipped or broken tooth might not lead to serious concern now, but it may eventually completely crack, break or shatter. Firstly, assess the situation and rinse out your mouth with warm water. Use a cold compress on the affected area, and take an over-the-counter painkiller if you need to alleviate any pain. If possible, bring the tooth fragment in a wet piece of gauze or a towel to your emergency dental appointment.
  • Oral infections: Some emergencies aren’t seen – only felt. If you experience any redness or swelling in the mouth, difficulty eating, or foul taste in your mouth, you may have an oral infection. Gum swelling (abscess) can lead to serious medical products if not addressed quickly.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can be done if I have a severe toothache?

If you have a severe toothache, rinse your mouth out with warm saltwater. You can also apply a cold compress to the site of your pain, and take over-the-counter pain medicine until you see a dentist.

How do I know if my dental condition is urgent and needs immediate treatment?

If you are experiencing constant throbbing in your mouth, facial swelling, numbness, or discolouration of the gums near the teeth, then you may need immediate dental attention.

What should I do in case of a dental emergency?

It’s best to arrange an appointment with your dentist ASAP. In the interim, use a cold compress on the face where the site of pain is. If your dental emergency involves a missing tooth, try to locate it and preserve it until you can see the dentist.

Do you offer emergency dental services on the weekends?

On Saturdays, we are open for appointments only.

Do you accept payment plans for emergency dental treatment?

Yes, we accept Afterpay and PayRight, which gives our patients the option to budget better when it comes to their dental treatments.

Care When You Need It

More often than not, your routine dentist may not be able to provide you with an appointment for weeks. Hervey Bay Dental can provide you with an emergency dentist that can address your urgent concerns. We welcome emergencies and will attempt every effort to fit you in on the same day, if not within 48 hours. Simply contact us, and we will see what we can do for you.

Call us on (07) 4125 5099 or book an emergency appointment today.

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.


Emergency Dentist Hervey Bay QLD | (07) 4125 5099