Emergency Dentist Byron Bay and Mullumbimby NSW
When accidents happen, we’re only a short trip away.
Our dental professionals are highly trained to deal with any and all dental emergencies. We are conveniently located in the Northern Rivers area, and we treat dental emergencies for patients in Byron Bay, Mullumbimby, Brunswick Heads, Murwillumbah and the surrounding areas. If you are on holiday in the Byron Bay area and are suffering from a dental emergency, contact us and we can provide immediate help at a reasonable price.
Getting from Byron to Mullumbimby
During opening hours we will try to give patients with a dental emergency an appointment as soon as we can. Our practice is located only 15 minutes away from Byron Bay and 10 minutes from Brunswick heads. We are happy to provide emergency dental treatment to provide pain relief for people on holiday in the area, and then refer them back to their own dentist for any further treatment that may be required.
What is a dental emergency?
The most common dental emergencies include:
- Chronic toothache
- Oral trauma (broken, cracked or chipped tooth)
- Prolonged bleeding following an extraction
- Tooth loss
If you have or are experiencing any of these emergencies, contact us to arrange a same-day appointment. If you have suffered tooth loss it is important that you visit your emergency dentist within half an hour of losing your tooth – this can mean the difference between losing and saving your tooth!
What to do if you have suffered an oral trauma
An oral trauma refers to an injury to the teeth and/or gums and nearby soft tissue like the lips, tongue and inside of the cheeks. We know that accidents happen, and if you have cracked a tooth or one or more of your teeth have been knocked out, it is vitally important that you follow the instructions below:
- Save any piece of tooth that has been knocked out.
- Gently rinse your mouth with warm water. Rinse the broken tooth to remove any dirt/debris. Do not scrub the tooth.
- Apply gauze to the area of trauma to stifle any bleeding and apply a cold compress to the outside of the mouth, cheek or lip where the trauma has occurred.
- If the tooth has fallen out completely, hold it by the crown (the part that is exposed in the mouth) and try to put it back in place. Make sure that it is facing the correct way.
- Do not force it into the socket. If it will not gently sit in the correct position, place the tooth in a glass of milk.
- A tooth that has been knocked out has the highest chance of being saved if you visit the dentist within one hour of it falling out. In the event of tooth loss contact us.
If you have suffered an oral trauma, your best chance of saving the tooth is to visit us immediately.