Your Emergency Dental Appointments in Everton Park Made Easy

Emergency Dentist Everton Park

Dental injuries, accidents and emergencies are unpredictable, you never know when they may occur. You can, however, do your best to be prepared by knowing what to do and which reliable emergency dentist you can visit. At Everton Park Dental, we are a family dental practice that also offers emergency dental services to existing and new patients. Here are our top tips for dealing with a dental emergency.

What To Do When You Experience A Dental Emergency

If you are experiencing persistent pain or discomfort in your teeth, gums or jaw, you have a dental emergency on your hands. These situations require urgent dental care, and taking action quickly is key. Do not dismiss your symptoms as they may worsen and cause severe damage the longer you leave them. Instead, take the following actions:

1. Keep Calm

We understand that being relaxed during a crisis is not realistic but it is important that you try not to panic too much. Panic and heightened stress levels will not only make the experience even more unpleasant for you but can also impact your decision-making abilities which are vital in an emergency. So if you’re in shock or feeling panicked, take a few deep breaths or allow a moment to soothe yourself. Of course, this shouldn’t take up too much time.

2. Take A Quick Look At The Damage

If possible, have a look in a mirror or your phone camera at the damaged or affected area of your mouth. It may help to have another person take a look for you. Take note of what you see and any visible symptoms that are causing you pain or discomfort such as bumps, swelling, changes to your skin, tooth shape, tooth colour, broken fillings, signs of infection or anything else that does not look normal.

If you have broken or knocked out a tooth (or restoration), retrieve all the pieces so that you can bring them to the emergency dentist in Everton Park.

3. Ask Someone Close to You For Help If Needed

If you are not able to get to a dentist by yourself or are having trouble speaking due to your condition, ask somebody close to you for help. If you need to book a taxi or rideshare service to safely get to a dentist, do so.

4. Get To An Emergency Dental Clinic ASAP

The sooner you can see a dentist, the better your chances are of getting the right treatment and making a full recovery. Even knocked-out teeth have a good chance of being re-inserted in place if you see a dentist in time. Do not delay seeing the dentist.

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How to get an emergency dental appointment

Emergency dental appointments are typically booked on the same day, the sooner the better. To book an emergency appointment, take the following quick measures:

  • Confirm that the clinic is open and offers emergency dental service: All dental emergencies require quick action, so it’s definitely best to choose an emergency dentist in Everton Park who is close to you rather than waste time commuting. Make sure the dentist is open, nearby and can accommodate a same-day appointment by giving them a call first. Alternatively, you can do a check on their website.
  • By phone: Book a same-day appointment over the phone: Contact an emergency dentist in Everton Park ASAP and let reception know about your emergency dental situation. They will be able to confirm if they can help you and possibly provide you with advice on how to mitigate your pain or symptoms until you see a dentist. The reception will also be able to let you know if your situation requires visiting a hospital instead.
  • In-Person: Go straight to the dental practice: Of course, in some situations, you may not be able to call ahead of time or may need to see someone immediately. In this case, go straight to the dental practice and let reception know about your dental emergency.
  • Teledentistry: Book a same-day phone appointment: Depending on your circumstances and the type of dental emergency you are experiencing, a same-day phone appointment may be available for you. This is not common for emergencies as a dentist will usually need to see a patient in person to examine their physical symptoms and provide treatment.

Your Local Emergency Dentist in Everton Park

At Everton Park Dental, we are always available to help our patients with dental emergencies. Our emergency dental clinic is open six days a week and has late-night bookings upon request. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, or are looking for a local dentist you can count on in your times of need, you can reach us on (07) 3355 7936 or contact us online.

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Take Advantage of the School Holidays… 

Children's dentist Everton Park

… and book a dentist appointment for a thorough check-up of your children’s oral health. 

The team at Everton Park Dental invites you to catch up on your family’s dental care these school holidays. While we generally see more of our younger patients during the holidays, there are a lot of families who overlook the convenience of booking their appointments during this period. But it really is a perfect time, especially for busy families with school-aged children.

Reasons to schedule your family’s dental appointments

If you’re not yet convinced, here are five big reasons why you should schedule your family’s dental appointments now, during the break.

1. You Will Feel Less Rushed

With school out of the picture, there is a six-hour window of time you can now use to get things done together with your children. It’s the perfect opportunity to schedule appointments for the kids at a time that actually works for you. It could be the first thing, after a sleep-in or even at lunchtime while you are on break from work! Take your pick of a dental check-up appointment time that isn’t during rush hour. If you require a longer appointment for a treatment or a consultation for multiple children, this might also be the easiest time. 

2. No Need To Take Leave or Time Off School

By booking children’s dentistry appointments during the holidays, you can make sure that no member of your family needs to miss out on school or work commitments. Including yourself, save up your paid leave for your next family holiday and get your family’s health checks done now, between school terms. 

3. Book All Your Kids’ Appointments In One Go 

Usually, the best time to coordinate appointments for everyone in the family is at the same time. And if you are a multiple-person household or big family, chances are that the school holidays are one of the rare times where most members are free at the same time. Whether it’s everyone in one appointment, or multiple appointments for different kids over a few days, the holidays are a great time to get on top of everyone’s health checkups.

4. Take The Family Out For A Treat Afterwards

The best part about booking your kid’s dental check-ups during the holidays? You can treat yourselves to a family activity or meal afterwards! As well as being an opportunity to bond with your family, this can also help your kids to think of their dental care and health routines in a positive light. Encouraging good dental care habits in children from a young age is beneficial for children’s preventative dental care and may help to reduce the chances of them developing dental anxiety or phobias. 

5. Take Advantage Of Everton Park Dental’s Current New Patients Offer

At Everton Park Dental, we are currently offering new patients a special discount for their first appointment. This includes:

  • 1-hour comprehensive consultation with a dentist
  • Dental Check-Up
  • Scale and Clean

All for the price of just $97!

This offer can be redeemed by any new patient who visits our Everton Park dental clinic. So why not use some of your free time during these holidays to book your child’s next dental check-up with our children’s dentist for a discounted price?

Book An Appointment With Our Kids Dentist in Everton Park

Everton Park Dental is a local family practice focused on providing high-quality dental care for children. With our comprehensive range of children’s dental services, we are skilled in helping kids feel comfortable at the dentist with our friendly staff and gentle dentistry practices. 

To book a dental check-up for kids at our Everton Park dental clinic, you can contact us at (07) 3355 7936 or book an appointment online. We look forward to seeing you during these holidays!

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The benefits of same-day emergency dental care

If you experience a persistent toothache or dental injury, it’s important to be able rely on your local dentist for an emergency appointment. Whether you have a broken tooth, an infection or severe pain, emergency dental services can prevent additional damage.

If you experience a dental emergency, particularly one that is causing you pain, a same-day appointment is ideal in that you will want to get rid of the pain as fast as possible. The appointment will also provide you with a diagnosis and treatment plan that may be completed right there on the spot, or at a later appointment. So not only will you leave the clinic with less pain, but you will also be preventing further damage from occurring.

Same day appointments allow you to quickly deal with your dental emergency without any hassle.

How do you know if your oral injury requires immediate dental care?

Unless you’re in severe pain, it can sometimes be difficult to know if your oral injury requires immediate dental care. Dental emergencies can vary from person to person however to be considered an emergency they usually significantly affect the appearance, function or comfort of ones mouth. Common dental emergencies include:

  • Missing crowns or fillings
  • Cracked, chipped or broken teeth
  • Knocked out teeth
  • Broken dentures
  • Soft tissue injuries

If you are experiencing severe oral pain, cannot use your mouth properly or have undergone trauma that has greatly altered the natural appearance of your teeth, it’s best to call your dentist right away.

You can trust our Everton Park dentists for same-day appointments for all dental emergencies! We are open 6 days a week and offer late night bookings upon request.

Call us on (07) 3355 7936 to book your appointment

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Practise what you preach: Actions, rather than words, teach kids the brush-up

“Have your brushed your teeth yet?” It’s a well-worn line used by parents for generations to assess whether their children have actually brushed their teeth before school or bedtime — and are not just taking their word for it.

Your dentist in Everton Park is a keen advocate for starting and maintaining your kids’ dental health routine from an early age (for children as young as two years old).

We recommend the more effective, beneficial and hands-on approach for parents — to practise what they preach. Showing children through actions and not dental dictates guarantees that parent and child alike improve their dental health routine for the long term.

Studies show that a child’s mental-and-physical development and education are enhanced by practical instruction about maintaining a dental health and oral hygiene regimen. This is achieved by showing them exactly how it’s done.

Show how is know-how

Proactive parents are getting involved at the bathroom vanity by showing their kids not only how to properly brush and floss their teeth on a regular basis, but also injecting the fun, familiarity and family-bonding exercise of teeth-brushing togetherness. This is especially important for young and impressionable children.

Learning by experience is the best way to ensure that your child knows how to properly care for their teeth and long-term dental health. This invaluable life lesson has positive spin-off effects that are designed to be shared and cared for by future generations of avid teeth brushers!

Putting words in their mouths

Actions speak louder than words. And, when all is said and done, the best approach towards creating a culture of children’s dental health and oral hygiene from a young age relies on group-style enjoyment, regularity of process and all-important know-how.

So, how do you teach your children to brush their teeth? It’s all in the action, including:

How to brush up on your toothbrushing skills

  • You should aim the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle towards the gum line;
  • Don’t use too much toothpaste; only a pea-sized amount is required per brush;
  • Use a gentle circular motion when brushing, ensuring that the brush also gently massages the gum line;
  • Repeat this process on the inside surfaces of your teeth;
  • Adopt a light forward-and-back motion on the chewing surfaces;
  • Spit out toothpaste after brushing and rinse mouth with water to remove leftover fluoride.
  • The tooth-brushing process should take two minutes and be practised twice a day, preferably after breakfast and before bedtime.

Regular brushing, flossing and using a dentist-approved mouthwash also ensures that your teeth receive the most effective care in maintaining the health and quality of your dental routine.

Once your children have a handle, so to speak, on how to brush, floss and care for teeth, there are other baby steps they can take towards ensuring the lifetime health and quality of their teeth. This will ensure that their dental routine goes ahead in leaps and bounds, from their formative years to beyond senior status. These measures include:

Other top tips for maximising your oral hygiene routine

  • Limiting the consumption of sugary foods and acidic drinks, such as cordials and soft drinks;
  • Drinking plenty of water, at least eight glasses a day;
  • Protecting your teeth from injury: if your children are sporty, ensure that they always wear dentist-approved mouthguards during heavy-contact sports.
  • Learning how to save broken or knocked-out teeth, if applicable;
  • Promptly consulting a professional dentist in the event of dental emergencies.

Children also require regular dental check-ups, at least twice yearly, and these can be scheduled with your own regular consultations. In this way, you can make going to the dentist an excursion that instils a culture of family-dentistry unity and enjoyment. Make visiting your highly qualified, family-friendly Everton Park dental centre a shared pleasure. Call us today on (07) 3355 7936  to find out how you can truly practise what you preach by booking a group or family-style appointment.    

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