Because dental emergencies don’t just take place during regular business hours, we provide emergency dental care 6 days a week at QVC Dental Baldivis. Here are some of the common types of dental emergencies we see at the practice:
Call us at (08) 6555 4900 as soon as possible, ideally before 9 am so we can fit you into our schedule. Though we always prioritise same-day emergency appointments we cannot guarantee them, so please contact us straightaway. We also can provide advice to you over the phone if you are experiencing a dental emergency.
We’ve provided the following guidance on how to handle common dental emergencies:
Experiencing persistent throbbing pain that’s disrupting your sleep? If you also have swelling, a fever and a continuous reaction to cold, heat or pressure, you may have an abscess. For temporary relief until you can see us, rinse your mouth with lukewarm salt water. Applying a cold compress to the outside of your cheek also may offer short-term relief.
If you lost a tooth due to an accident or sports injury, we might be able to save it. It will be necessary to see one of our dentists within a half hour of losing your tooth so it can be replanted back into the socket. Hold the tooth by its crown, not the roots. Ideally, you should put the tooth in milk and get to our office as quickly as possible. The tooth also can be wrapped in clean gauze or plastic wrap.
A broken or chipped tooth doesn’t always cause pain, but it needs to be addressed. If you experience intermittent pain (at a level of 5-6) that is relieved by medication, and you can sleep you may wait a week or so until seeing us for care. If your symptoms worsen and your pain level rises above a 7, then you should see one of our dentists within 24 hours. Placing a cold compress on your face near the injured tooth can provide temporary relief until you can get into the office.
Wires from braces or retainers can sometimes cause discomfort. Contact your orthodontist as soon as possible. In the meantime, soft wax or sterile gauze can be used to cover the part of the brace wire that’s causing pain. If your appliance becomes loose, one of our dentists can temporarily cement it in place until you can see your orthodontist. Although a loose or broken bracket will probably be okay for a few days, you may need to alter your chewing habits until you see your orthodontist.
If you accidentally bite your tongue or lip to the point that it causes bleeding, apply direct pressure to the area, using a clean cloth. If you have swelling, apply a cold compress. If the bleeding doesn’t stop promptly, see us straightaway or go to the hospital.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, contact us as soon as possible!
Wisdom teeth typically erupt between 16-20 years of age. While some may erupt properly through the gum or bone, many people have insufficient space for them to come completely through.
A tooth with a weakened structure can be fixed with a crown, or cap, placed over it. A bridge is appropriate for those who have missing teeth and would like to close the gap with a fixed appliance.
Your comfort is always our priority. The QVC Dental Baldivis team wants to make your visits as stress-free as possible, giving you a positive experience every time you see us. Even if you’ve felt anxious about visiting the dentist before, we’ll take extra care so that you feel relaxed and at ease.
Dental implants are an effective way to permanently replace missing teeth with one that looks just as natural. They are used as an alternative to dentures and bridges because they are non-invasive to your existing teeth.
Everyone likes to show off a smile that they’re proud of. Teeth whitening is a simple way to gain a brighter, more brilliant look. Both in-chair and take-home teeth whitening options are available.
Teeth that are chipped, broken, gapped or discoloured can be rejuvenated easily with veneers. A thin covering is customised to fit over the tooth, restoring a more aesthetically pleasing look.
The dentures of today are comfortable, with a snug fit that allows you to speak and eat as you’d like. With full and partial dentures available and made in Australia, you’ll know you have the highest quality set of teeth on the market today.
Regular Dental Health Checks are an opportunity to examine your gums and teeth, to ensure they are healthy and there is no decay present. We give you time to talk and share with us how you would like your smile to look. Your dentist will explain their findings and work with you, within your budget, to help you achieve a healthy, happy smile.
Need funds for an important dental procedure? Through early release of superannuation payments, you may be able to get the treatment you need faster. Get the funding assistance to cover your treatment using dental superannuation & receive the best dental care you deserve without worries.
Good Quality AND Value for Your Money. The cost of your family’s dental care shouldn’t be directly related to the quality of the service that you receive. At QVC Dental Baldivis, we can work within your financial constraints to ensure our services are uniquely tailored to the needs and wants of you and your family.