Emergency Dentistry in Canberra
We all know we should visit our dentist regularly, but sometimes we need to go in a hurry for an emergency visit. If you have ever had a sudden or severe toothache, you’ll know how important it is to know who to call. Unfortunately, we’re all at risk of needing emergency care, whether it’s caused by tooth decay causing a surge in pain or swelling or a tooth being knocked out after a fall. While over-the-counter painkillers can help, if an intermittent nagging pain has turned into a constant throbbing pain or you’ve had a sporting injury, you’ll want to sort it out sooner rather than later. Fortunately, Acacia Dental can do just that. We prioritise emergency dentistry at our Woden practice and aim to see patients as quickly as possible to relieve their pain and resolve their dental emergency.
What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?
You’ll probably have a fair idea when you need to see the dentist in a hurry. However, to make sure that you never put it off, here are some of the reasons that you should contact a dentist immediately:
- Swelling – swelling of your gum, cheek or face that it is spreading.
- Pain – severe pain that is causing lack of sleep or concentration.
- Bleeding – uncontrollable bleeding that can’t be stopped.
- Damage – a knocked out or broken tooth that is causing pain.
This isn’t an exhaustive list of every reason people might need an emergency dentist in Canberra, but it gives you some idea of the types of things that can happen. If you ever have any doubt about whether you need to see the dentist, make sure to call the practice as soon as possible. And, if you are having difficulty breathing, have lost consciousness or have rapid serious bleeding, make sure you go straight to A&E.
How to Book an Emergency Appointment
In an emergency, you want booking an appointment to be as straightforward as possible. At Acacia Dental, you can easily schedule a free consultation by using our online booking system.
And, of course, you can also pick up the phone to speak with one of our receptionists. We will do everything we can to see you promptly, so if you can’t see a suitable appointment time, don’t hesitate to call.
If it’s your first visit to our Woden practice, then you can book an appointment in the same way as any of our existing patients. We don’t want anyone to be in pain and will make sure to prioritise your treatment. And, when you come into the practice, we’ll do everything we can to keep you calm. We’ll ask you questions to fully understand the immediate problem, your medical history and oral health. We’ll also listen to your concerns about the issue at hand and will do everything we can to not only relieve any pain you are experiencing but to make sure the treatment suits your needs.
The Cost of Emergency Dentistry
The last thing you want to worry about in an emergency is what your dental appointment will cost you. Thankfully, at Acacia Dental, your initial consultation is free. All you pay for is the treatment itself. That means that you won’t be charged anything for your appointment if your first visit to us is in an emergency. When it comes to the cost of treatment itself, that very much depends on what the problem is. However, we’ll ensure that we fully explain any recommended treatment and the costs before going ahead. That way, if there are several options, you can choose the one that best suits you.
How to Pay for Your Treatment
While our initial consultation will be free, you’ll need to pay for your emergency dental treatment. With unknown costs due to the range and scale of possible emergency situations, it’s not something you can budget for. However, at Acacia Dental, we have several payment options to help you manage the cost of your treatment, including:
- Payment plans – we offer weekly or fortnightly payment plans through HUMM, GEM Visa and MacCredit. The flexible, often interest-free plans can help spread out the cost of treatment.
- Discounts – we offer discounts of up to 15% on a variety of treatment for both pensioners and students.
- Child Dental Benefits Schedule – if your child is between 2-17 years and you receive Family Tax Benefits Part A or a relevant Australian Government payment, then your child could be eligible for benefits for a range of dental services up to the cost of $1,000 over two years.
- Health funds – we accept all health funds and are a preferred provider for Medibank Private, HCF and CBHS. What’s more, we have a HICAPS terminal to help you make on-the-spot claims and ensure you aren’t out of pocket, even in an emergency.
Emergency dental treatment never comes at a good time, and it’s something we’d all rather avoid. At Acacia Dental, we understand that the expense of treatment can cause additional stress. However, we don’t think you should have to choose between your health and your finances, especially in an emergency. With our payment options, hopefully, we can help you find a way to manage the cost, so you get the treatment you need straight away.
Why Choose Acacia Dental Group
If you’re looking for an emergency dentist in Canberra, you want to know that you will be seen quickly, looked after well and that you won’t have to pay above the odds for your treatment. At Acacia Dental, we prioritise dental emergencies, which means that even in the worst of circumstances, you’ll be in safe hands. At our practice, we ensure we treat emergency patients with the utmost care at what can be a stressful time. We talk through all of the procedures and the costs, so patients fully understand the treatment that is needed and know that they can afford it.
When it comes to a dental emergency in Woden, we’ve got you covered. All you need to do is to make sure you get in touch with us as soon as you can when emergency strikes. This gives us much more chance to reduce the chance of infection and the need for more invasive and expensive treatment.
Remember, if you need an emergency dentist, simply book an appointment online or give us a call at (02) 6281 2222 and we’ll see you as soon as we possibly can.
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