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    This site contains a wealth of information about dental emergencies. It is designed to help you make effective decisions regarding your own dental care.

  • Frequently asked questions


  • Introduction

    Many of us are so busy during the working week that we tend to ignore a mild toothache or sensitivity that really does warrant a trip to the dentist. The trouble is, such symptoms can escalate and might peak at an even less convenient time.

  • Contact Us

    In an after-hours emergency, call 0419 555 011. Otherwise, call 13 13 96 during business hours to speak to a member of Smile Solutions' friendly team.

  • Signs and symptoms of a dental emergency

    Thankfully, the most common signs and symptoms of dental emergencies can generally be resolved by your dentist and do not progress to becoming medical emergencies. Signs and symptoms of a dental emergency usually follow a recognisable pattern. This will help your practitioner, in discussion with you, to establish a diagnosis as set out in the following table.

  • Emergency treatment options

    There are broadly two treatment approaches to a dental emergency: to save the tooth, or to remove (and usually replace) the tooth. Save the tooth In most cases, this is the preferred option, for a number of reasons.

  • Recommended course of action

    If you are suffering from a dental emergency, please contact Smile Solutions now or read on for more information about our emergency dentists' approach to managing your needs.

  • The difference between general dentists and specialists

    Just like medicine, not all dentistry is of a general nature. When you visit your GP, one of their roles is to decide whether to refer you to a specialist. Likewise with dentistry. When you see a dentist, they assess whether your needs are best met by themselves or by a specialist.

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