What is a Dental Emergency?
A dental emergency is any type of dental problem that requires immediate treatment. This can include toothaches, cracked or broken teeth, bleeding gums, and more. If you have a dental emergency, it is important to seek treatment right away in order to avoid further damage to your teeth and gums.
In many cases, you might need to see an after-hours emergency dentist near Brisbane. We have clinic locations in Mindarie, Ellenbrook, South Perth and Belmont in Western Australia.
Your nearest Dental Emergency Clinic in Brisbane
Brisbane Queensland Australia
My Emergency Dentist has locations in Perth, Brisbane, and several other cities in Australia. For patients travelling from Perth to Brisbane, they can access My Emergency Dentist locations in both cities. Brisbane, the capital and third most populous city in Australia has a population of 2.35 million in its metropolitan area and 3.5 million in the South East Queensland region.
The Brisbane central business district is situated on a peninsula of the Brisbane River, approximately 15 kilometers from Moreton Bay. To navigate around the city, Brisbane offers the Queensland Rail City network, Brisbane busway network, and RiverCity Ferries transportation facilities.
Driving Direction via M3 and Ipswich Rd/A7
- Take Edward St and Alice St to M3
- Continue on M3 to Woolloongabba. Take exit 5 from M3
- Continue on Marquis St. Take Juliette St and King St to Ipswich Rd/A7 in Annerley
- Continue on Ipswich Rd/A7. Drive to National Route 13 in Moorooka
It is always a good idea to seek immediate treatment for a dental emergency. Ignoring a dental problem can lead to further damage to your teeth and gums, and may even result in the need for more extensive and costly treatment. Furthermore, if you are experiencing dental emergencies like being involved in trauma accidents in Brisbane, Queensland, you can go to one of the after-hours dental clinics that are open 24/7 for emergency treatment. You can also visit a Brisbane dentist during business hours that practices emergency dentistry for their patients. It is important to note that a root canal may not always be considered a dental emergency, but if you are experiencing severe pain or discomfort, you should see a dentist Brisbane as soon as possible.
Knocked-Out Tooth or Multiple TeethIf you have lost a tooth or multiple teeth, it is important to seek dental care as soon as possible. Depending on the severity of the situation, you may need to see an emergency dentist or oral surgeon.If the tooth is knocked out completely, try to find it and bring it with you to the dentist. Rinse it off gently with milk or water but do not scrub it or remove any tissue. If you cannot find the tooth, don’t worry – your dentist can still help.Missing teeth can cause problems with eating and speaking, and can also lead to other dental problems, so it’s important to get treatment right away.
Tips for a Knocked-out Tooth:
- Call a dentist immediately – time is critical
- Keep calm and find the tooth
- Pick up the tooth by the top crown (white part) and avoid touching the root.
- Clean the tooth in milk or briefly rinse with water
- Put the tooth back into the socket
Alternative Ways to Store a Knocked-out Tooth:
- Store the tooth inside the cheek and gums,
- Store inside a glass of milk
- Cover a cloth with the person’s saliva and wrap in cling wrap.
Things to Avoid with a Knocked-out Tooth:
- AVOID holding the tooth’s root surface
- AVOID putting the tooth on ice or keep in water.
- AVOID removing tissue or gum from the tooth.
- NEVER replant a baby tooth, as it could damage the underlying adult tooth.
Chipped or Broken ToothA broken or chipped tooth can be a very painful experience. If the break is severe enough, it can cause the tooth to become loose and eventually fall out. In some cases, a broken tooth can also lead to an infection.If you have a broken or chipped tooth, it is important to see an emergency dentist as soon as possible so that they can determine the best course of treatment.
Severe Tooth Pain & ToothacheSevere tooth pain and toothache can be caused by a number of things, including cavities, infection, gum disease, and even grinding your teeth.If you’re experiencing severe tooth pain, it’s important to visit a dental practice right away to determine the cause and get treatment. In the meantime, over-the-counter pain relievers can help ease the pain.
Presence of Severe Swelling or AbscessIf you have severe swelling or an abscess, it is important to see a doctor right away. Swelling can be a sign of infection, and an abscess is a pocket of pus that can form when an infection is present. If not treated, an abscess can become very large and cause serious problems.
Is a Root Canal Treatment a Dental Emergency?You may require a root canal treatment, however, as root canals require multiple visits to the dentist it’s usually not an emergency type of treatment.
Is Dental Filling a Dental Emergency?A dental filling is a routine dental procedure that is typically done to treat a cavity or a small area of tooth decay. While a dental filling is important to maintain oral health, it is not an urgent dental issue that requires immediate attention.Still, it is important to schedule an appointment with the nearest dentist as soon as possible if you suspect you have a cavity that requires immediate attention or if your dental filling has come loose or fallen out. This can prevent further decay or damage to the affected tooth and avoid a potential dental emergency.
List of Emergency Dental Clinics:
- My Emergency Dentist
- Tuart Hill Dental
- Radiant Smiles (open 7 days a week)
Is Emergency Dental in Brisbane Free?
All privately owned dental clinics in Brisbane do have to charge for emergency dental appointments.
The Brisbane emergency dental fees usually range from $299 AUD to $399 AUD.
You may be eligible for rebates or free emergency dental treatment if you visit a public dental hospital in Brisbane and you meet these requirements:
- You are a Western Australian current Health Care or Pension Concession Card holder aged 17 and over, or a child below 4 years old OR
- A child aged 5 to 16 attending a school OR,
- A member of any community living in remote locations without access to a private dentist. However, if you don’t have a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card, you may be required to pay the full fee
If you are eligible, based on the above requirements. you can use this online government service tool to find a government-run clinic.
If you or your child are not eligible for government clinic services, please contact the My Emergency Dentist team.
Brisbane Emergency Dentists that bulk bill?
Normally, there is no clinic in Brisbane that offers bulk billing dental emergency services, however, My Emergency Dentist offers bulk billing for children’s dentistry.
The only emergency dental services that bulk bill are government-run clinics, which are usually not open after hours. Please check if you meet the public dental hospital requirements.
At Home Remedies
Here are a few at-home remedies you can do to relieve severe tooth pain until you can see a dentist.
- Apply an ice pack or a cold compress to the swollen area
- Gargle your mouth with salty warm water
- Take over-the-counter painkillers (follow the recommended dose on the package).
Dental Emergency Cost List
|Emergency dental visit (can include non-surgical extraction)||$299|
|Non-Surgical tooth extraction||$199|
|Emergency Denture Repair||$299|
|Surgical tooth extraction||$399|
|Wisdom tooth removal||$399|
|All 4 wisdom teeth removal||$1,400|
|Child Dental Up to $1,000 FREE over two calendar years for basic dental services under CDBS*|
You need to qualify according to CBDS requirements.
Child DentalUp to $1,000 FREE over 2 calendar years for basic dental services under CDBS*
You need to qualify according to CBDS requirements.
Terms & Conditions:
Pricing is indicative only of an average cost.
Pricing can vary depending on the medical condition and requirements of the patient as well as the materials used.
Emergency Dentist Brisbane - Frequently Asked Questions:
Yes, you can go to the emergency room for a dental emergency. However, if no dentist is available in the ER, the hospital will only be able to provide pain relief and refer you to a dentist. As a rule of thumb, contact your dentist first.
This depends on your specific dental situation. In general, tooth emergencies that require a simple extraction and X-Rays cost AUD 350. All our dentists understand that cost is an essential factor, and we will provide you with a quote before the treatment.
Tooth pain can be caused by an infection, decay or loss of teeth. Broken or cracked teeth can also be a contributing factor.
If you have a dental emergency, it is best to book an emergency appointment asap. In particular, with a knocked-out tooth, you should see a dentist immediately.
Dentists can treat all problems relating to your teeth. If you have an emergency where your mouth or face is bleeding, which can’t be stopped, you are better off going to the hospital emergency room first.
Yes, you will need to make an appointment for emergency dental care. Please check your nearest clinic opening hours here. You can still call us after hours or turn up first thing in the morning at our clinic, and we will do our best to fit you in as soon as possible.
Important notice: All advice on this page is general advice only and may not apply to your situation. If your are in dental pain and need immediate attention please call our team first. Our practice staff will be able to advise if your dental emergency procedure