Frequently Asked Questions






Here our friendly and gentle Brisbane Southside Dentists answer your frequently asked questions (FAQs). Don’t see your question here? Then contact us and we will answer your question and then add it to this section.


  • What types of emergency dental situations do we help with?
  • I have a dental emergency. Can you fit me in on short notice?
  • What happens if my emergency happens when Park Ridge Dental is closed?
  • When will I need to have root canal treatment?
  • My gums bleed when I brush? Do I need to see the dentist?
What types of emergency dental situations do we help with?

As dentists we help with all range of dental emergencies involving the teeth, gums, mouth and jaw, including:

  • Trauma: Sports injuries, playground hurts, falls, trips and other accidents. Fights or where you have just run into something when you weren’t looking.
  • Toothache or infection: Swollen gums, sharp toothaches and dull persistent pain in tooth, gum or pain in the jaw from clenching or grinding.
I have a dental emergency. Can you fit me in on short notice?

Patients often worry about whether we can fit them in at the time of their dental emergency.

Please give us a call straight away, as we reserve a number of appointments each day for dental emergencies. If you are unsure whether you need to come in then, our friendly reception team can listen to your situation and tell you how soon you might need to see the dentist.

With dental emergencies, time is of the essence, so if in doubt call or book the next available appointment online.

What happens if my emergency happens when Park Ridge Dental is closed?

If the accident is severe then we recommend you visit the local emergency room. If you are experiencing swelling and pain then we recommend you should also visit your local emergency room or take advantage of an after-hours GPs or home visit GP.

If you believe it can wait till the morning then call us on 3297 0153, leave a message and we’ll call you back ASAP to arrange an appointment on the same day.

When will I need to have root canal treatment?

When the bacteria or toxins from your decay has progressed through the hard enamel and into the soft nerve of the tooth, and the nerve has started to react and become a tooth ache.

If your nerve is already dead you may get an infection or absess which can also cause a significant amount of pain.

What causes a tooth nerve to die apart from decay?

The main reasons you might need root canal therapy is:

  • Decay or infection
  • Trauma or a knock to the teeth
  • Grinding or clenching
  • Cracked or broken tooth
My gums bleed when I brush? Do I need to see the dentist?

Your gums should not bleed when you brush so this indicates that you might have plaque, gingivitis or gum disease. Once you have lost gum or bone you don’t get them back so the best way to avoid this is through good home care routines and maintaining your 6-monthly dental check-up and clean. If you suspect that you have some issues with your gums be sure to mention this at your next appointment.


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