In the event you need an emergency dentist in Sydney or Chatswood, it is imperative not to postpone an Emergency Dentist appointment as this will delay treatment and could lead to the need for additional dental procedures.
Call our emergency Dental Hotline covering Sydney and Chatswood
Our Emergency Dental After Hours Number 0414 337 535
Pain can occur for a multitude of reasons. Sources of pain and discomfort include leaking fillings, broken or loose teeth, infected nerves, denture problems and temporomandibular joint problem (TMJ). If you are experiencing any kind of pain you will need to contact us for an Emergency Dentist appointment as soon as possible to determine the cause.
Wisdom Teeth Pain
Discomfort and aches are a symptom of wisdom teeth pain and a dentist must immediately check your wisdom teeth when this pain arises. If you encounter any wisdom tooth discomfort, please do not hesitate to call our Emergency Dentist promptly to book an appointment. For more information on wisdom teeth please click here.
If unjustified swelling of the face occurs it is best to contact our Emergency Dentist Dr Michael Finkelstein to organise an appointment immediately. Facial inflammation or swelling is usually an indicator of an infection. If the facial swelling is extreme, it is advisable to visit the closest hospital or doctor’s clinic.
Loose or Lost Teeth
Teeth can get knocked out for a number of reasons, mostly occurring during sport. Once your tooth is knocked out you should call Dr Finkelstein immediately for an Emergency Dentist appointment. If your tooth gets knocked out, it is best if you can recover it and keep it. It is advisable that the tooth should only be picked up by its crown, which is the section of the tooth that you can see in your mouth (not the root of your tooth). The tooth should either be placed in bottled water, avoid tap water, or milk, or wrapped loosely in glad wrap. If possible, try to place the tooth back into the socket, as this is the best method of transportation. If the tooth is not broken but rather shattered and fragmented, avoid touching it or pushing it, as this could cause the tooth to fall out completely. If you also have difficulty closing your mouth it is possible that you are suffering from a dislocated or fractured jaw and it is vital that you go directly to a hospital for assistance.
If you have a broken or cracked tooth, you should call Dr Finkelstein for an Emergency Dentist appointment immediately. It is essential to clean the area around the cracked tooth and, if possible lightly brush the tooth, unless this causes pain. You should reduce the consumption of hard food and stay clear of any food that could possibly get stuck in the tender area.
If a Filling falls out or comes loose
If you have lost a filling, it is important to keep the surrounding area clean and call us to schedule an Emergency Dentist appointment straight away. Prior to a permanent solution, the most advised option would to have a temporary filling fitted.
If a Crown falls out or comes loose
In the case of a crown completely coming off, please do not hesitate to call us for guidance and instructions. Avoid trying to put the crown back on yourself as this may result in further damage, or, if you believe it is locked in place and it is not, this could lead to you accidentally inhaling or swallowing the crown. If your crown has come off, try to avoid touching it as this could lead to additional damage. It is advised to put the crown in a loose piece of plastic or tissue for safekeeping, as this will prevent germs from contaminating the crown. For more information on crowns, please click here.
Bleeding or swollen Gums
Bleeding gums need to be assessed immediately as they can be caused due to a number of underlying medical issues and can also be an indication of periodontal disease. If you have lately undergone a tooth extraction and the bleeding is nonstop then you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. To manage the bleeding, fold a clean handkerchief into a thick wad and place on the area bleeding, ensuring you bite down with consistent firmness. For more information on bleeding gums, please click here.
If you are experiencing extreme pain from your dentures, remove them and schedule for an appointment as soon as possible so that the dentist can evaluate the fit of the dentures. Usually changes to the dentures are easily done within a few minutes. If the dentures are damaged, it is helpful if the pieces are gathered and stored until you make an appointment. Do not attempt to glue the pieces together. We operate a same day repair service if damages occur.
For all dental emergencies, please do not hesitate to contact our Sydney dentist on 0292627778 or our Chatswood Dentist on 9411 8808. After hour calls will be answered and messages will be addressed and replied to promptly.
Our Sydney Location:
Suite 105, 222 Pitt Street Piccadilley Court, Sydney 2000
Our Chatswood Location:
2/6 McIntosh St, Chatswood NSW 2067