Emergency Appointments

Emergency services – we offer same day emergency appointments

Dental problems that require emergency dental treatment and prompt (ideally same-day) treatment include:

  • accidents involving injury to the face or mouth
  • swelling around teeth, in the mouth or face
  • severe bleeding from gums or following extractions
  • severe toothache and pain


Contact our staff ASAP on 3172 3651, via our website bookings or via our Facebook page. We are open Mondays till late, Tuesdays, Wed till late, Thursday till late, Fridays and open Saturdays. If you are seeking treatment after-hours, please don’t hesitate to contact your local medical centre or hospital.

Some adult patient may be eligible for Emergency Dental Vouchers to see a private dentist if you are eligible for Public Dental treatment under Queensland Health. If you are an adult who requires urgent dental treatment, another option is to call the Metro South Oral Health Contact Centre on 1300 300 850 to check eligibility.

If your child requires urgent dental care and we are unable to see you the same day at Cornerstone Dental, please call the Child and Adolescent Oral Health Service Centre on 1300 763 246 between 8 am and 3 pm Monday to Friday or contact the Oral Health Contact Centre on 1300 300 850.

Damage from dental injury can be minimised if you know what precautions to take and what to do in the unfortunate event you suffer damage to your teeth.

Don’t assume anything

Teeth can be cracked, chipped or become loose from accidents in ways not visible to the naked eye, and failure to get them checked out quickly by your dentist may mean sustaining otherwise avoidable long term damage. But there’s also quite a bit you can do before you reach the dentist.

A sharp chipped tooth can be painful if it is rubbing your tongue. There is no in harm is smoothing a sharp broken edge with an emery board (nail file) or purchasing orthodontic wax from a chemist to smooth a jagged edge if it may be a day or so before you see the dentist.


You only need to be around babies or toddlers for a second to realise that bumps, knocks and spills are a standard part of growing up. If your child knocks out a tooth, quickly following these steps can minimise any long-term damage:

  1. Find the tooth, if it is an adult tooth, make sure it’s clean and hold it by the crown only, not the root. If it’s a baby tooth, don’t place it back in.
  2. Place the tooth back in position, making sure it’s facing the right way round.
  3. Get to your dentist straight away, and if you can’t replant the tooth, transport it in milk or saliva.

Dental trauma can also take other forms

If your child develops a toothache, book an appointment with your dentist straight away; in the meantime, rinse your child’s mouth with salt water, use paracetamol to alleviate pain and if there’s swelling present, use a cold compress. This doesn’t apply to babies who are teething.

If your child’s braces or retainer becomes broken or bent, they shouldn’t wear it again until it’s been fitted or adjusted by their orthodontist.


Again, the key thing is to act quickly so get to your dentist as quickly as possible, ideally within 30 minutes.

  1. Find the tooth and hold it by the crown only, not the root.
  2. If the tooth is dirty, rinse it in milk but don’t scrub or soak it.
  3. Place the tooth back in position, making sure it’s facing the right way round; once in, gently bite down on soft cloth or tissue, or use aluminium foil or your mouthguard to hold it in place.
  4. If you can’t replant the tooth, transport it in milk or saliva.


If you play sports (this also applies to children and teenagers), it’s also a good idea to get a custom fitted mouthguard made by your dentist to minimise the chance of any damage resulting in the first place.


We provide a full range of dental services including

Children’s Dentistry

Cosmetic Smile Makeovers and Tooth Whitening

Fillings (decay or broken teeth)

Root Canal Treatment

Dental Implant Restorations

Crowns, Bridges and Veneers



Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Treatment

TMJ Disorder Treatment