Dr Kat Marhfour explains how Smile Solutions can assist should you have a dental emergency.
The tower of the beautiful Manchester Unity Building is often lit up at night – is Smile Solutions a dental practice that never sleeps?
It’s true, we are open seven days a week and we also offer after hours assistance.
Can you tell me about the services you offer outside of normal hours as part of emergency dentistry?
On weekdays we start early and finish late. We are also open on Saturdays and Sundays. Anyone requiring emergency dental care has access, just as our regular patients do, to both our registered specialists and general dentists all working extended hours and our specialists available on most weekends.
That’s unusual for specialists isn’t it?
It is. And that is one of the reasons why we are the emergency dentist of choice for sporting clubs, sporting events and for travelling companies like cirque du soleil. In fact, we are the official dentist to the Collingwood Football Club and the Australian Open Tennis Tournament as well.
I imagine your central location would help in that regard of emergency?
It does. And geographical convenience is also one thing that makes us the emergency dentist of choice for many of the top Melbourne hotels.
So what sort of dental emergencies would you usually be treating?
Typically we see case of tooth ache, including nerve pain, broken teeth, pain associated with impacted wisdom teeth or even traumatic jaw injuries. Regardless of the problem, it is important that the patient is treated promptly and with a successful outcome. Time is especially of the essence if you have fans waiting or you have a travel itinerary to stick to.
And you couldn’t provide such services without a comprehensive team of clinicians, right?
Exactly. As a large and diverse team, we cover all bases. For example, one of the most painful dental ailments is damage or infection of the nerve or root of a tooth. We have more than one endodontists practicing at Smile Solutions. This means our dentists can refer patients directly to an experienced specialist, rather than a junior dentist for prompt root canal treatment.
We also have our in-house prosthetist who handles the fabrication and fitting of all dental appliances. At the end of the day, anyone needing emergency dental or time-sensitive treatment can rely on Smile Solutions’ cohesive team.