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Emergency Dental Care

Same Day Dental Care for Mermaid Beach

When you’re in pain, you need an emergency dentist who can see you straightaway. At Mermaid Smiles we make it a policy to see everyone as quickly as possible, usually on the same day. If you’re calling after hours and are a patient of record, we can walk you through what to do until we’re able to see you on the next business day.

Common Dental Emergencies We See

Woman with jaw pain

  • Knocked Out or Chipped Teeth — If treated quickly, a tooth fragment or avulsed tooth can sometimes be put back in place. If the tooth is whole, gently rinse it and see if you can set it back into the socket. Otherwise, store all teeth or tooth fragments in a sealed container, submerged in milk and bring them to our practice immediately.
  • Abscessed Tooth — Swelling or a pimple along the gums are classic signs of a dental abscess. In some cases, a severe toothache will accompany the infection. Some abscesses will drain and cause a bad taste in your mouth without the fistula (pimple) on the gums to accompany it. If severe facial swelling occurs, head to the nearest emergency room.
  • Broken Filling or Crown — Store any tooth fragments or restorations in a zip-top bag. Crowns can sometimes be cemented back in place, but a filling will need to be completely changed out. If you’re out of town or your accident occurs after business hours, you can temporarily use an over-the-counter dental cement sold at the drugstore to prevent tooth sensitivity until we see you at the office during the next day.
  • Denture Repairs — Cracked “plates” or a tooth that has broken off of your denture need to be professionally repaired or the appliance replaced altogether. Do not attempt to glue or melt the pieces back together, as this can permanently damage the acrylic.
  • Bleeding Gums — If a fall or bump to the mouth caused soft tissue trauma such as a smashed lip or gums that are bleeding, apply a clean compress to the area until the bleeding stops. If the laceration is severe, a few stitches may be necessary. If you’re active in athletic activities, we can fit you with a custom mouthguard to help reduce your risk of dental trauma and concussions.
  • Swelling — Taking an anti-inflammatory and using a cold compress can help to alleviate the discomfort of swelling due to infection but be sure to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. If the swelling is severe enough that it spreads into the face, seek immediate medical attention.

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


Emergency Dentist Mermaid Beach, Mermaid Waters, Miami QLD | (07) 5629 7817