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Pain has the bad habit of rendering us unable to think, speak or act with any clarity. Dental pain is notorious for being one of worst kinds of pain. Severe dental pain, now that’s enough to turn a perfectly sensible individual into a screaming mess. That’s why it pays to have an emergency dentist in Mackay listed in the contacts on your phone. So first things first, pop our contact details in your phone now.

Emergency Dentist in MackayAt Walkerston Dental in Walkerston, we always aim to get you an emergency appointment on the day you contact us. We’ll relieve your pain, sterilise the damaged tissue to reduce infection and then set about repairing your tooth or teeth. But in the time between your dental emergency and getting to your emergency dentist in Mackay, there are a few things you can do to help yourself.


If you’ve got a bad toothache, rinse your mouth out with warm water and then use dental floss to get rid of any trapped food that might be the cause of your toothache. If you’ve already got some swelling, a cold compress against the skin of your cheek will help.

Chipped teeth

Do your best to find those pieces of tooth that have broken off. Rinse your mouth and any broken bits of tooth in warm water. To prevent or reduce any swelling, use a cold compress against the outside of your cheek. If your mouth is bleeding, press a clean piece of gauze against the bleeding area until the bleeding stops.

Knocked out teeth

Again, as with chipped teeth, get hunting for that missing tooth. Once you find it, pick it up from the crown, not the root. Our tooth roots are very sensitive and need to stay in as good a condition as possible so the dentist can re-attach your tooth. If you can get yourself and your tooth to your emergency dentist in Mackay within 2 hours, there is a chance we can put your tooth back in place. Store your tooth in a container of your saliva or milk, never in water. Better yet, place it back in the socket from which it came out, if this isn’t too painful.