Walking you through your dental emergency

Pain and panic go hand in hand. So, when a dental emergency strikes, it is completely understandable that you may not know what to do and your mind may go blank. That is why it helps to think through what you would do in a dental emergency before one happens. The more familiar you are with the steps you need to take, the more likely you will be able to act them out when a dental emergency strikes.

Emergency Dental Appointment in MackayOf course, the most important thing to do when you have a dental emergency is to book an emergency dental appointment in Mackay. At Walkerston Dental in Walkerston, we’ll aim to see you the same day you get in touch.

Now let’s walk through those all-important steps to take during a dental emergency.

Step 1: keep calm

Easier said than done, but it is important to try to keep a level head. Take a moment to breath in and out deeply. Steady yourself and remember that your emergency dentist will get your dental health back on track.

Step 2: call us

Keep our number stored in your phone under emergency dentist. That way if you are too frazzled to call us to book your emergency dental appointment in Mackay, your friend or a helpful passer-by can.

Step 3: do some dental first aid

Depending on your dental emergency, there are a few things you can do yourself. If you have chipped or knocked out your tooth, find the tooth or pieces of tooth. For a completely knocked-out tooth, store it in saliva or in milk, or place it back into the socket from which it came out. If you are bleeding, apply gauze to the area and hold it there. If it soaks through add more gauze on top. If your mouth is swollen, apply a cold compress to the outside of your cheek. Take over-the-counter painkillers for some temporary pain relief if you need it.

Step 4: sit back and let us help

Once you arrive for your emergency dental appointment in Mackay, you can relax. We’ll provide you with pain relief, clean and sterilise the damaged area, and repair the damage.