Emergency Dentistry

Even with the best of intentions, it’s possible to develop a dental emergency or a toothache because of trauma or an unexpected condition.

If you have a dental emergency, we invite you to contact our Toowoomba dental clinic at the first sign of trouble. By alerting us immediately, we can look after you and have the best chance of saving a troubled tooth.

When a Toothache Is an Emergency

Anytime you experience dental pain, checking in with your dentist is a good idea. A toothache signifies a problem and the potential for it to worsen. Dental emergencies rarely resolve without treatment, so an appointment is a good idea and could help avoid issues in the future.

We reserve time in our daily schedules to treat dental emergencies, so you don’t have to wait. 

Here are some common reasons for emergency dental visits:

  • Painful tooth
  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Mobile permanent tooth
  • Swelling
  • Red, inflamed gums
  • Extreme sensitivity
  • Small bump on gums
  • Broken crown resulting in pain

If you ever have doubts about whether you have a true dental emergency, please get in touch. One of our helpful staff will be more than happy to assist.

Emergency Dental Visits

When you arrive in the surgery, we will begin by discussing recent symptoms and changes in your oral health. Have you recently had an accident or bumped a tooth? When did the pain begin? Is it general or can you identify the tooth that hurts?

One of our Toowoomba dentists or assistants will take a digital x-ray image of the area to assist with diagnosis. Your dentist will discuss the condition and all available treatment options.

An emergency booking is designed to address pain and stabilise the tooth. We may be able to complete your procedure in one visit, but some treatment, such as dental crowns, will require a follow-up.

How to Avoid Dental Emergencies

The best way to avoid dental emergencies is to maintain your check-up and clean appointments. With regular visits, we can often identify changes in oral health that may indicate a problem before it results in a dental emergency. 

Preventive dentistry protects your smile and reduces costs for dentistry that come with dental emergencies and unexpected treatment. 

A healthy smile is an excellent reward for diligent care.

Contact Us to Arrange an Appointment

Whether you are one of our loyal patients or brand new to L&R Dental, we welcome you to get in touch. Our caring team of dentists, Dr Leanne Welsh, Dr Rachael Milford and Dr Lewis Ferguson, will have you feeling like yourself again so you can get back to your daily routine.

We are conveniently located in Toowoomba between Grand Central Shopping Centre and West Street, just across from Potter’s.