DentalCareXtra will always try to go the "Xtra" mile when it comes to helping you, our patient, when you need urgent care the most.
DentalCareXtra offers a range of Emergency Services covering the Pioneer Valley and surrounds of Marian, Mirani, Walkerston, Eton, Finch Hatton, and Kuttabul, and our on-call services extend to the wider Mackay Region.
Dental emergencies tend to pop up when you least expect them. When they do, you might need same-day urgent care or the option to walk-in to an emergency dentist’s practice for immediate treatment (especially if you’re in pain.)
• Broken and Chipped Teeth
• Knocked Out/Loose Teeth
• Loose Dental Work
We want to do everything possible to help you save your smile and avoid an unnecessary tooth extraction.
If you knock out or break a tooth, contact our emergency dentist straight away. It’s best to see you within the hour to attempt to reinsert or bond the tooth back into place.
For teeth that are completely whole, you can try to insert them back into the socket immediately. Do not force the tooth into place if it won’t go. Take note not to handle the root, as there are tiny fibres which help aid in reattachment.
In the meantime, store your tooth or fragment in a sealed container, completely submerged in saline, contact solution, milk, or if none of those are available a small amount of tap water with a pinch of table salt.
If there is bleeding, apply a clean cloth or gauze to the area until bleeding stops. If it doesn’t, or you suspect a severe injury such as a broken jaw, head to the nearest emergency room.
It can be tempting to try to put a crown or bridge back over your tooth without a dentist’s help, but doing so could trap bacteria under your restoration, making the situation worse. If your crown is on a visible tooth and you can’t get to our practice immediately, you can use a temporary dental cement sold in the drugstore. Otherwise, store it in a zip-top bag and bring it to see if it can be reattached.
Two of the best ways to prevent the dental emergencies of our patients are wearing a protective sports mouthguard during physical activities and scheduling treatment when problems are first diagnosed. Delaying care due to a lack of pain can allow cracks or cavities to expand, posing significant risk to your oral health.
Please bring a copy of your Insurance Health Fund card with you at the time of your appointment. If you don’t have coverage or need to supplement your plan, we have flexible payment options available at low and 0% interest. *Terms and Conditions apply along with Credit Criteria and Acceptance.
Delaying your treatment could just put you in a position of further pain and future dental emergencies. Keeping your care options flexible and affordable will help you get the services you need as quickly as possible. Our practice is here to ensure you receive the best treatment available, right when you need it. At our practice, our policy is to always respect your privacy.
Our Emergency Dentists servicing the Pioneer Valley are on hand to work through the options that can ensure you get the "Xtra" emergency dental care you require.
We will be able to talk to you about the options available at our dentistry based on your current situation's dental emergency and what may suit you best.
Our Emergency Dentists servicing Marian, Mirani, Walkerston, Eton, Finch Hatton, and Kuttabul and the wider Pioneer Valley, will provide the care you need, with the latest digital X-ray technology enabling us to help determine the cause and treatment options.
For an Emergency Dentist call us on (07) 4954 4477 anytime.
Please note that an after hour call out fee may be applicable for treatment outside standard practice hours (Ask us about our Saturday and Sunday hours).
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