Emergency Dentist Brisbane

Emergency dental is needed whenever there is an accident with your teeth or your
mouth; or if you have a toothache, infection or swelling. It is absolutely vital that you get dental treatment whenever a dental emergency takes place to ensure that you can save your tooth, and to ensure that you prevent infections or escalation of the seriousness of the injury.

At Southside Dental Group, we are committed to providing exceptional emergency dental care to Brisbane area residents. We excel at emergency dentistry and are always on hand to tackle problems such as toothache pain, broken dentures, fractured teeth and wisdom teeth pain that require emergency dental care. Our emergency dentist Brisbane service gives you the peace of mind to know that we are always available when you need help the most.

Important Facts About Emergency Dentist Care

Our dentists at Southside Dental Group provide exceptional emergency dental care
to Brisbane area residents. Our emergency dentists in Brisbane are skilled at
handling all types of emergencies including:

  • toothaches
  • chipped or broken teeth
  • wisdom teeth pain
  • emergency denture repairs and more

Do not delay in seeking quality dental treatment from our emergency dentist Brisbane service. The time it takes to repair your tooth can be the difference between keeping your tooth and having to get it replaced with a prosthetic. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, then please call us straight away so that we can assess the severity of your case.

For after hours dental emergencies, please call us on (07) 3279 8811, we will arrange a dentist for you at the time or the next available appointment .

What is considered an emergency?

At Southside Dental Group, we strongly believe that if you are in pain, it’s an emergency. Even a small injury to your mouth which may seem insignificant at the time can damage the nerve of the teeth leading to a poor outcome and possible loss of the tooth. Immediate treatment improves the chances of saving the damaged tooth.

Types of emergencies and the action to take

Below we have got some general advice about what to do in the event of various tooth complaints. Please note that if you have any of the below, you must get dental advice and care as soon as possible to avoid damage and longer-term problems.


Rinse your mouth with warm water to ensure that your mouth is clean. If there is swelling in your mouth, you must apply a cold compress – do not use heat. You can take over the counter pain medication, but don’t place aspirin on the gum or tooth. Seek emergency dentist treatment as soon as possible.

Knocked out tooth

Immediate action is required to save an adult tooth which has been knocked out. Make sure that you remain calm and find the tooth. Handle the top of the tooth only – never hold it by the roots. Don’t scrape or remove any tissue from the tooth. Make sure the tooth is clean. If it is dirty, be sure to give it a quick rinse in milk. The tooth can be gently sucked on – but this is not recommended for young children or for adults who are in shock or not calm. Immediately replant the tooth in the mouth and hold the tooth in place. If you cannot replant the tooth, keep it moist in milk or in the owner’s mouth next to the cheek. Whatever you do, don’t let the tooth dry out, and seek emergency dentist treatment IMMEDIATELY.

If a baby tooth has been knocked out, do not attempt to replant it, as you may damage the developing adult tooth. Seek dental treatment so that any damage can be assessed.

Chips, cracks and fractures

If you have a tooth that’s been chipped, cracked or fractured, you must seek emergency dentist treatment as soon as possible. The treatment you get depends on the severity of the damage – so if the chip or fracture is minimal and you have no soft tissue damage, then you don’t need to panic, but you do need to get dental treatment as soon as possible.

If you have extensive damage to your tooth, you need to look for any sign of pinkness in the tooth as it indicates that the nerve is exposed. If the nerve is exposed, then you need to seek emergency dentist Brisbane treatment. If you wait to seek treatment, your tooth may not be able to be saved.

Abscesses and swelling in the mouth

If you have a dental abscess, you have a pus-filled swelling which is caused by an infection inside a tooth, infection of the gums or potentially from trauma to a tooth or teeth. An abscess may be painful, can cause facial swelling, and in severe cases can cause other infection and may be life-threatening. Make sure you seek treatment from your dentist in the event of an abscess or facial swelling. Use a cold compress, and seek dental treatment – an abscess will not heal itself and cannot be fixed by antibiotics.

Emergency denture treatment

If your dentures have been damaged or broken, then you need to get them fixed up as soon as possible so that you can return to optimal function and teeth use.

What are the costs for after hours dental treatment?

A call out fee of $250 is applicable for after hours callouts.

Opening hours

Mon – Fri7:00am – 8:00pm
Sat9:00am – 2:00pm

After hours emergency dental:
07 3279 8811

Richlands, Brisbane

(07) 3279 8811
Unit 3 Richlands Plaza 32 Old Progress Road,
Richlands QLD 4077

Springfield, Brisbane

(07) 3818 9100
6/6 Commercial Drive
Springfield QLD 4300