Studfield Dental ensures that you are able to access Dentists who are open on the weekends and Sundays.
Week days: 8 am until 9pm.
Saturday: 8am to 5pm
Sundays: 9am to 5pm, for emergency treatment only.
We understand that finding a dentist on the weekend can be challenging and that since we usually participate in outdoor activities on the weekend, it can become a distressing time since the risk of dental emergencies are higher. To ensure that we can provide our patients with emergency services, we have set aside Sunday for emergency services only. What this means is we don’t make any usual booking appointments and commit this day entirely for patients who require urgent dental treatment.
Please note: Sunday emergency appointments will incur a $60 surcharge.
We are open most Public holidays from 9am to 5pm, excluding New Year’s Day and Christmas Day where our staff will be on call for major dental emergencies. In short, we are open 365 days a year for all emergency dental needs.
During the week, patients are more than welcome to come in for urgent treatment. We will endeavour to make a specific time to treat your pain if it is available. Alternatively, we offer a “walk-in” service that involves a patient attending the clinic and waiting for an available appointment. Be assured that we will treat your emergency and that our dedicated Dental team will work over-time if required.
Toothaches to Chipped Teeth – What is considered a Dental Emergency
Dental Emergencies include, but not limited to, the following:
- Dental trauma – bleeding (trauma affecting your mouth)
- Swollen cheeks or gums
- Chipped or fractured teeth
- Wisdom teeth
- Lost crowns or bridges
- Any accident involving damage to your mouth or teeth.
- Dental pain (teeth, mouth, gums, tongue and jaw).
What to do in a Dental Emergency
A Tooth that has been Knocked Out
Did you know a tooth can be completely knocked out of its socket without breaking?
Before any dental treatment is performed it is vital to ensure that patient has not suffered any serious head or neck injury, in case of this dial 000 immediately.
A knocked out permanent (Adult) tooth can be successfully re-planted and function as normal however deciduous (baby/milk) teeth do not need to be re-planted. Time is a crucial factor in adult tooth replantation. If possible, make sure to re-plant the tooth on the spot and then promptly attend your dentist to stabilise. Alternatively, make sure to reach a Dentist within 30 minutes to save the tooth.
It is important to remember the following key factors when handling a knocked-out tooth.
- Only touch the tooth by the crown portion (biting area) not the root (pointed end).
- If the root is dirty rinse with milk or patient saliva before replanting.
- If the tooth is being transported with the patient to the dentist, it should be submerged in milk in a clean container. If milk is not available, the patient’s own saliva will be sufficient.
Note: Whilst not all knocked out teeth can be saved, following these instructions can help the success rate can be significantly.
Broken Braces or Painful Wires
If a wire is cutting into the cheek simply place orthodontic wax or a cotton ball in the area for intermediate pain relief. Contact us to make a time to have the wire cut promptly.
Bitten Tongue or Lip
Apply direct pressure to the bleeding area with a clean cloth to stop bleeding. Cold compresses can help to stop the bleeding and minimise swelling. If bleeding persists and the cut is severe and deep then see your nearest dentist, hospital or dental hospital.
Contact us if you need a Dentist who’s open on the Weekends or on Sundays
Our friendly team are always ready to assist patients in urgent needs anytime 7 days a week to accommodate for any problems that may arise. Contact our staff on (03) 9887 0888.