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Emergency Dental Care

When you have a severe toothache or dental abscess, you need to see an emergency dentist straightaway. Fortunately, we can typically accept walk-in emergencies or fit you in on the same day. We’ll see you at our soonest availability.

Occasionally, emergencies may require attention after hours. If that’s the case, you can reach us by ringing the office and having your call forwarded to our mobile line to speak with Dr El Shoura (Dentist) directly. We’ll provide you with advice on managing your pain and arrange to see you the next day. In severe circumstances, we may be able to meet you at our office outside of regular hours.

What to Do During an Emergency

Here are some of the most common types of dental emergencies we treat and what to do if you’re experiencing one of them.
Woman with severe mouth pain

  • Knocked-out or broken tooth — For possible reimplantation, it’s important to locate your tooth fragment and store it properly (completely submerged in milk or saline/contact solution). Get to our office within the next hour. Take care not to handle the root of your tooth, as this could damage the tiny ligaments that aid in reinsertion. Smaller broken fragments can sometimes be cemented back on; otherwise, the tooth is smoothed out and bonded over.
  • Abscessed tooth — Dental abscesses tend to come and go, often with or without pain. If you notice a small pimple on your gums, you will need to have a root canal performed at the earliest opportunity. Untreated abscesses can lead to tooth loss as well as medical emergencies requiring hospitalisation in rare circumstances.
  • Crown or filling falling out — Caps can sometimes be recemented, but fillings cannot. Store your crown in a zip-top bag and bring it to our office. If it’s an evening or weekend, consider purchasing a temporary filling kit from the chemist to keep debris off of your exposed tooth. Do not chew on that side of your mouth until we have had a chance to repair the tooth.
  • Swelling or bleeding — If you experience bleeding, use firm pressure to apply a compress to the area for a few minutes. If bleeding is severe and does not stop, head to the nearest emergency room. Swelling can be treated with an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen along with a cold compress. However, aggressive swelling that expands into your face requires immediate medical attention.

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For emergency dentistry Kellyville contact us straightaway. Same-day appointments are available.
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* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.


Emergency Dentist Kellyville, North Kellyville, Kellyville Ridge NSW | (02) 8847 3115