The Most Common Dental Emergencies And How To Prevent Them


Oris Dental is proud to be the only dental practice on the Sunshine Coast that provides after hours emergency dentist helpline.

At Oris Dental, we realize that an emergency can happen any time and generally at the worst time possible and there are not many after hours dentist or dental offices that have 24 hour emergency dentist in Sunshine Coast. As such, we offer you after hours dental care services, wherein we provide the required assistance via emergency 24 hour dentist who can help alleviate dental pain and ensure that the damage doesn’t become worse.

While we are not a 24-hour dental practice, we do offer after hour emergency services helpline, wherein, we transfer the distress calls that we receive to qualified after hours dentists who provide timely advice that could get you out of spot, until you can make an appointment with your dentist. Through our after hours emergency services, we were able to provide valuable aid to many Sunshine Coast residents when no other assistance was in sight.

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Oris Dental after hours emergency service helpline has proven to be a helpful resource for many patients dealing with dental emergencies in Sunshine Coast. Also, thanks to the team of experienced after hours dentists, all dental emergencies are addressed in an efficient manner and the best solutions are offered as per individual needs and requirements.

To give you an overview of what the after hours dental care services comprise, here is a list of common dental emergencies for which after hours emergency dental services are available. Please note that these emergencies may include treatment or just advice.

List of Common Dental Emergencies

  1. Toothache: This is one of the most common dental emergencies that may require immediate care in order alleviate pain and discomfort. The causes of toothache can be many; severe tooth decay, dental infection, etc. If you are experiencing extreme unbearable pain, then call our helpline for emergency dental services.
  2. Dental Abscess: Caused by a bacterial infection, dental abscess refers to the collection of pus inside the tooth, in the bone or gums. This infection gradually builds-up if not taken care and in most cases, can spread to your jaw as well as other areas of your head or neck. This would require emergency tooth extractions in order to keep the infection from spreading further. For this, sedation is available.
  3. Wisdom Tooth Extractions: You may require an emergency dentist in the event of wisdom tooth abscess which can cause you acute pain. Here, a wisdom tooth extraction procedure is need to prevent damage to your gums. Here, too, sedation is available for extractions.
  4. Broken Filling: Dental fillings are a common treatment that helps replace natural tooth material caused by tooth decay. Over time, it can get worn out due to drinking, eating, teeth grinding or clenching and needs replacement. In cases, where the filling falls out during eating, the tissues are exposed, which can cause sensitivity and pain. If that happens, then you would need emergency dental care.
  5. Chipped Tooth: It can be caused due to an accidental fall or while eating something hard. If only a small piece of the tooth is chipped off, the dentist might suggest a filling. If that damage is extensive, especially if it is a front tooth, then the dentist might suggest bonding, wherein a tooth-coloured composite resin is used. During an emergency, temporary treatment is suggested by the emergency dentist, until you can visit a dental clinic.
  6. Broken Denture: Emergency dental care services are required if you have fractured, chipped, or popped-off the entire denture. It mostly happens if you have bitten into a hard piece of food or if you have accidentally dropped it on a hard surface. No matter how it chipped off or got broken, you need to repair it, or else it will feel loose and unstable, causing you discomfort. While in some cases, you might decide to wait until the next appointment, it is, however, best to make use of a 24-hour dental clinic to ensure that there is no further damage.
  7. Painful Ulcers: While mouth sores or mouth ulcers can be quite painful, they usually heal by themselves within a week or two. There are some over-the-counter treatments available that can help speed up the recovery process. However, if it takes more than two weeks to heal, then it is a sign of an underlying problem. Thus, here, you need to visit your GP or dentist, or if the sore becomes infected, then you need to call the after hours emergency dental helpline.
  8. Broken Teeth or Knocked-out Tooth: These are some of the other most common types of dental issue that require emergency dental care services. In case of a broken tooth, you need to rinse your mouth gently to remove the broken pieces. To relieve pain and keep the swelling down, you can apply a cold compress on the outside of the mouth, lips or cheek. Likewise, if the tooth is accidentally knocked out, hold the tooth by the crown, gently rinse the tooth to remove dirt and place it back into the socket (if possible) or else place it in a small milk container.
  9. Accidental Trauma to Teeth including:
    • Broken Jaw
    • Tooth/Teeth moved out of position
    • Tooth/Teeth Luxation (dislocate)
    • Bleeding and Sore Gums

Other injuries to the mouth, lips and tongue, lacerations, abrasions, foreign objects, may require the aid of an after hours emergency dentist.

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

What to Do if You Have a Dental Emergency?

As you’ve read above, various dental issues fall under ‘emergency dentistry’. On the whole, a dental emergency is anything that requires immediate dental care or treatment. Depending on the severity of the damage or the pain you are experiencing, you need to decide whether you can wait for a scheduled dental appointment or if calling a 24-hour emergency dentist is the right option. The emergency dentist will advise you on the right course of action, depending on the problem.

What Will the Emergency Dentist Do?

Please keep in mind that emergency treatment may not always be possible. But, the 24-hour emergency dentist will offer you valuable advice to curb the problem from aggravating. The advice given will be based on the assessment of the condition based on the phone call and does not constitute treatment. Please call the local hospital if the emergency needs immediate attention.

Will the Emergency Dentist Pull a Tooth?

This only happens if the tooth is beyond saving. An emergency tooth extraction will only be needed if the tooth is severely damaged or decayed. A cracked front tooth that has been deeply fractured to the gumline also needs to be extracted. In some cases, tooth extraction may be the only option to alleviate pain and to stop further damage or decay. Also, dental abscess, in some cases, would require extraction before it spreads to other areas.

Do I Have to Pay the Emergency Dentist?

While the Oris Dental after hours emergency service helpline is a free service, it is important to note that you need to pay the emergency after hours dentist who visits your home to relieve the problem. Most dental practices have an answering machine which is answered the next business day. However, our after hour dental care helpline, ensures that you are connected with the after hours emergency dentist post-haste.

Need After Hours Emergency Dentist in Sunshine Coast?

Most dental emergencies can be avoided with regular dental check-ups. A twice-a-year visit to the dentist can save you a lot of trouble later on. It will also ensure that you enjoy a good oral and general health.

If you need a dentist in Sunshine Coast for after hours emergency dental services, then please feel free to call on (07) 54444308 A/H service number, and for any further assistance, you can contact Oris Dental. We are always available at your convenience!

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Minyama QLD 4575, Australia

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Adarsh (Principal Dentist)


Adarsh (A-Dash) is the principal dentist at Oris Dental. Adarsh graduated as a dentist in 1996 from the University of Mumbai (Bombay, India). He entered private practice as an assistant dentist in one of the leading practices in Mumbai from 1996-2002. The practice offered all aspects of dentistry with the exception of Orthodontics. This prompted Adarsh to pursue a post graduate degree in Orthodontics and successfully completed the 3 year Full time the master’s program from University of Mumbai (Bombay, India) in 2005. Since then, Adarsh has been in private practice both as a general dentist and an orthodontist. He also served as teaching faculty at University in Mumbai for 3 yrs and when in India, he has been ‘the dentist’ to many dentists!! In 2008, Adarsh took the Australian Dental Council exam for direct recognition of his skill in Australia. He successfully completed the exams in the first attempt and moved to Australia early 2009. He has been in private practice in Australia since Jan 2009. Oris Dental was set up in Minyama in 2011. Oris Dental is now over 8 years old and is growing to be a well-respected practice in the area. He is particularly interested in Cosmetic dentistry Dental implants and Orthodontics. Adarsh hopes to use all the experience he has gained in the past 22 years, to offer the best in dentistry to all his patients in this practice. Adarsh believes in spreading smiles and has successfully designed smiles and in doing so improved the lives and self-confidence of many Sunshine Coast locals (Take a look at our Smile gallery!). Adarsh is an active member of the Australian Dental Association since 2009 He held the post of Senior Lecturer in Orthodontics in Mumbai University before moving to Australia. He is a Life member of the Indian Dental Association, serving as the General Secretary of the Association (Mumbai City Chapter) 2007-2009 He is Life member of the Indian Orthodontic Society. He is Candidate for Membership Examination MRACDS (Ortho) and plans to complete his membership exams soon. Adarsh is also currently pursuing his Diploma in Implant dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons(Edinburgh). Adarsh has recently complete intensive training in implant placement and restoration in Neoss and TRI (Swiss) Implant system. He is married to Prachi for 15yrs and they have a 11 yr old son – Aarjav, a little daughter Aria who has just started prep and Daisy the mad Lab pup! He is currently learning to play Tennis and Badminton and loves watching the cricket!

Prachi (Owner/ Dentist)


Prachi is the director, part time dentist at Oris Dental. Prachi graduated in 2002 from Nair hospital dental college, Mumbai (Bombay, India), one of the leading dental schools in Asia. She then worked in multiple private practices across Mumbai (Bombay, India). While working as a dentist in various practices she picked up the positives from them and implemented them into this practice at Oris Dental. She is very friendly by nature and is particularly good at handling children, preventive dentistry and hygiene. Prachi moved to Australia in 2009. Prachi has there on completed her Australian Dental council exams successfully in early 2011 and is now ready to bring in her 12 years of experience to Oris Dental. Prachi also serves as a part time dentist at the Oral Health Services Sunshine Coast in Caloundra Kawana and Nambour as needed.

Davina (Dentist)


Davina has been a part of our family since 2014. After completing her bachelor’s degree from the University of Queensland, Davina has been in private practice in an around the Sunshine coast for a year before joining us full time. Davina shows exemplary skills in building a great relationship and rapport with her patients and is well regarded by her peers. Davina is very highly regarded by her current patients. Davina currently works 3 days a week.

Lise Slack (Dental Hygienist)

Lise Stack

Our dental hygienist Lise Slack is a trained member of the dental team who works together with your dentist in preventing gum diseases and dental decay.

Lise joined OrisDental in 2015 and has worked extensively in private specialist practices. She graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa in 1982 and has had specific training and exposure to an extensive range of periodontal conditions and treatment modalities.

Lise’s dad was a professor in dentistry and this is where her love of teeth comes from. She has invented two specialist oral care products which are available in Australia and several international countries. Lise has also lectured at international dental conferences on the maintenance of dental implants and how to help patients care for their teeth once they have contracted periodontitis.

Both adults and children can benefit from having an appointment with a dental hygienist as they are taught how dental diseases occur and how it can be prevented or managed.

Lise is married to Sam and they have two daughters. They value their family time and love adventurous outdoor sports.

Jesse (Dental Assistant)

Jesse (Dental Assistant)

Jess has been a part of Oris Dental from the outset in 2011. Always cheerful and welcoming Jess is the star amongst our patients at our practice. If you cannot find Jess in the practice she will be at the beach!


Kaela (Receptionist)

Debra (Receptionist)

Kaela arrived at our practice in early 2021. Coming from eight years of retail experience in Northern NSW, she loves working with people and assisting in any way she can. Kaela has also just finished her training as a dental assistant. You will immediately fall in love with her happy, bubbly personality.

Abby (Sr. Dental Assistant)

Abby (Dental Assistant)

Abby is originally from Hervey Bay, but she has been calling the Sunshine Coast home with her husband and two kids for the past four and a half years. Abby completed her cert III in dental assisting in 2015 and is looking to further her studies In the near future. Abby enjoys camping, playing guitar, and travelling
the world with her family.

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    Dr. Param Dass

    Dr. Param Dass

    Param Dass graduated with a Bachelor in Dentistry from the University of Otago, NZ in 2005. He went on to complete his Bachelor in Medicine from the University of Auckland NZ in 2010.

    Param started working part time in our practice since 2015 with special interest in surgical procedures including Dental implants and bone grafting procedures, Surgical extractions including Wisdom teeth and other minor surgical procedures.

    Param is well known for being gentle and caring in treating patients with dental anxiety and maintains a calm demeanour.

    He is also well trained in working with patients with various levels of anxiety, offering dental treatment under Happy Gas, Twilight sedation or under Full general anaesthetic.

    Dr. Brayden Fracchia

    Dr. Brayden Fracchia

    Brayden hails from North Queensland, having completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery at JCU Cairns, practicing in Hobart and outreach dentistry from Mount Isa over the course of his studies. He has worked with us since 2020. Brayden enjoys becoming a part of a community and enjoys the outdoors and sport in his spare
    time. Having only recently moved to the beautiful Sunshine Coast, Brayden is enthusiastic and well versed in all aspects of basic general dentistry and looks forward to bringing North Queensland hospitality to the South East.



    Briar stated off as a trainee dental assistant in our practice mid-2020. She is the youngest member of our practice and is rapidly becoming an integral part of team Oris. Briar completed her Certificate 3 in our practice in 2021 and works full time Dental assistant at Oris Dental.



    Drew is Oris Dental’ newest member, who has only recently moved from his hometown of Rockhampton. He is our Oral Health Therapist, who specializes in oral health education, general check-ups, fillings and more!
    He loves a good chat and a laugh at work. He prioritizes patient’s comfort and likes to encourage an environment where everyone feels a sense of security and safety in the dental setting. When Drew isn’t at work you’ll find him having a refreshing swim at the beach or having his usual dirty chai at his local cafe.



    Jasmine joined our practice in November 2021 and works with our Oral Health Therapist Drew. Jasmine is new to dental assistance, however is quickly taking on any and all challenges that come her way! She loves animals, and spending quality time with her husband and two kids. Welcome to the team!



    Brooke is originally from Brisbane but has been living on the coast since 2017. She brings over 15 years of experience in the dental industry and has had the opportunity to work in London and Melbourne for the Royal Flying Doctors. Brooke enjoys surfing, scuba diving and exploring the many things that the Sunny Coast has to offer.