We have built a reputation for managing dental emergencies promptly and successfully. Our team of experienced dentists are capable of dealing with any manner of problem, with same day appointments available. New and existing patients welcome.
Our practice has generous trading hours allowing us to better assist you in an emergency.
Mon – Fri: 8am to 6pm
Saturday: 8am to 11am
If your emergency is outside of listed opening hours, you can contact our dentists on their private numbers. Your dentist will listen to your problems, advise you on how to proceed and make arrangements for your care.
Below is some information which may assist you in an emergency:
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 quickly may mean long term damage. Ensure you visit us ASAP for any accident that may involve the teeth or jaws.
Before you reach us there are some steps to take which can help,
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 and unfortunately sometimes teeth are affected.
If your child knocks out a tooth, quickly following these steps can minimise any long-term damage:
- Find the tooth, make sure it’s clean and hold it by the crown only, not the root.
- If the tooth is dirty rinse it in milk or cold water, do not scrub the tooth.
- If it’s a baby tooth there is no need to put it back, but keep hold of it to show the dentist.
- If it’s a permanent adult tooth, place the tooth back in position, making sure it’s facing the right way round.
- Get to your dentist immediately, and if you can’t replant the tooth, transport it in milk or saliva.
If your child develops a toothache, book an appointment with your dentist straight away; in the meantime, rinse with salt water, use paracetamol/anti-inflammatories 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 should attend for assessment and repairs immediately.
If your tooth is knocked out the key is to act quickly, so get to your dentist as soon as possible, ideally within 30 minutes.
- Find the tooth and hold it by the crown only, not the root.
- If the tooth is dirty, rinse it in milk or cold water, but don’t scrub it.
- 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, you can use your mouthguard if available to hold it in place.
- If you can’t replant the tooth, transport it in milk or saliva.
- Attend your dentist immediately
If you develop a toothache, book an appointment with your dentist straight away; in the meantime, rinse with salt water, use paracetamol/anti-inflammatories to alleviate pain and if there’s swelling present, use a cold compress.
Information courtesy of the Australian Dental Association (ADA)