Emergency Dentistry | Avenue Dental Sunshine Coast
We specifically set aside dental emergency appointments everyday with our dentists at each of our Sunshine Coast dental practices.
Whether you are an existing patient or have never seen us before we will do all we can to deal with your emergency as a priority. We realize that the time people need a dentist most is when they have a dental emergency. We want to be able to help as many people as possible during this time of need. We understand the last thing that someone with a toothache wants to hear is that we can make an appointment in 2 weeks time. That is why we have implemented the same day emergency guarantee at all of our dental practices.
We think it is fair to comment that the dentist is not anyone’s favorite place to visit. For many people this means that they avoid going to the dentist until pain becomes so great that they can no longer put off a dental visit. The last thing that we want in this situation is to tell people that they will have to put up with their pain for over a week until we can fit them in for an appointment. We find that if we can help people out promptly during this time of great need they really appreciate our care. They are then more likely to come back to see us so that we can prevent them ending up in pain again, and this seems to break the cycle of anxiety and fear for many people.
Many different conditions can fall under a dental emergency. The most common dental emergencies we see are broken teeth, toothache, and broken fillings but there are a range of other dental emergencies that don’t fit into those categories. A broken tooth can occur for a number of reasons. The most common reasons for a tooth breaking are from old dental amalgam fillings and from excessive force. Toothache occurs when bacterial that cause dental decay, rot so much of the tooth away that the bacteria eat right into the nerve inside the tooth. The bacteria then burrow down the root canals inside the tooth and set up an abscess at the tip of the tooth which is extremely painful. Broken fillings are also a fairly common dental emergency. They occur when existing fillings break. The most common causes of broken fillings are when fillings are used to replace large areas of missing tooth. The tooth supports the filling so when fillings are used to replace more than 50% of a tooth they are high risk for fracturing.
If you are suffering from a dental emergency, please call Avenue Dental in Caloundra, Kawana or Maroochydore to take advantage of our same day emergency guarantee. We also offer extended opening hours until 7pm weeknights and Saturdays to be able to accommodate you during your time of need.