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Dental emergencies can occur without warning and can be extremely distressing. To help ensure you receive the care you need as quickly as possible, National Dental Care Group offers same-day emergency appointments during standard business hours.
In this handy guide, we’ve put together some key information on how emergency dental care works and how to deal with a range of dental emergencies.
Our same-day emergency care can help with a wide range of urgent dental issues, including toothache, lost fillings, and teeth that have been chipped, broken or knocked out.
For some dental emergencies, you may need to visit the hospital immediately before seeking dental assistance - these include a broken jaw or a badly-bitten cheek, lip or tongue.
If you get struck by an unforeseen dental emergency, it’s useful to know what you can do to deal with the situation before you’re able to see your dentist. Here are some tips on what to do in the event of a dental emergency:
We always do our best to treat emergency patients as quickly as possible. In general, emergency dental appointments will take around 30 minutes - however, it’s important to note that this will depend on the nature of your emergency. You may also need to return for a follow-up visit.
First, your dentist will need to assess the emergency. If it’s not clear where the issue is coming from - such as in the case of a toothache - the dentist will work to establish the cause. They’ll then look at providing urgent pain relief treatment if required.
If possible, and/or required, you may receive treatment on the day; if not, your dentist will explain a longer-term treatment plan and arrange your follow-up appointments.
Yes! For treatments of up to $1,500, Afterpay is available. This allows you to receive treatment on the day and split the payment into four equal instalments over an eight-week period.
If your required treatment is more than $1,500, you can apply for SmileFund - an interest-free payment plan for unexpected or unbudgeted dental treatments that may be urgent. If you need financial assistance for a dental procedure that's not covered by a health fund, or you need to pay it off over time, Smile Fund can help:
We completely understand you may feel nervous about visiting the dentist, especially in the case of an unexpected emergency. However, we’d like to reassure you that all our dentists, therapists and hygienists are committed to ensuring you have the most comfortable experience possible. We can also make special arrangements to assist anxious patients, to ensure they receive the treatment and care they need.
Remember, having your emergency dental situation addressed as soon as possible can help to avoid further complications going forward, so it’s always best to book in and let us resolve the problem quickly and efficiently.
For more information about dental emergencies, call us on 13 8338 and speak to one of our specialists. To arrange an appointment, Book Online with one of our National Dental Care Group practitioners today!
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