Firstly we triage the situation and ensure you’re not suffering from a medical emergency. Signs and symptoms of a potential medical emergency are listed here.
Once a dental (rather than medical) emergency is established, we book you in at the earliest opportunity. We realise pain from a toothache can be both significant and sudden, so we reserve dedicated emergency appointments daily.
Even when we are fully booked, our response is still “Come on in, let’s find a solution.”
Once you’re at the practice, one of our dentists will assess the problem, with a view to ascertaining the underlying cause of your symptoms. Next, the provisional diagnosis and treatment options will be explained to you in detail. Treatment options may range from the simple (prescribing pain-relieving medication, anti-inflammatories or antibiotics) to the more complex (tooth extraction, root canal therapy, or one of any number of other solutions to help relieve your suffering). Of course, we ensure your absolute comfort throughout any necessary treatment.
In more complex cases, your dentist may choose to refer you to the appropriate specialist. You can benefit from our partnership with Collins Street Specialist Centre in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, which is your direct link to a full range of qualified and experienced specialists registered with the Dental Board of Australia. Your records can remain with Core Dental Group and we can organise all follow-ups (including inter-disciplinary referrals if needed).