Emergency Dentistry

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At Sunrise Dental Care we have a same-day emergency guarantee. This guarantee also extends to new patients at the practice.

Whether you are an existing patient or have never seen us before, we will do all we can to deal with your dental emergency as a priority.

Dental emergencies can occur at any time and for a variety of reasons. The most common dental emergencies are:

These emergencies require immediate attention.

Advice for common dental emergencies

  • Try to stay calm and find the actual tooth.
  • Handle the tooth only by its crown (the top part), not the root.
  • Rinse the tooth quickly in milk or some saliva to remove any dirt or debris.
  • Keep it moist by immersing it in milk or saliva (not water), sealing it in plastic wrap.
  • Clean the area by rinsing the mouth or gentle brushing.
  • If there is facial swelling, an ice pack or a cold compress can be used.
  • Contact us as soon as possible.
  • Rinse the mouth and gently brush or floss the area to remove any food/plaque.
  • For quick relief, ask your pharmacist about any over-the-counter pain medication.
  • To deal with the cause of the pain contact us as soon as possible.
  • Clean the area gently with warm, salty water.
  • To reduce bleeding and facial swelling an ice pack or a cold compress can be used.
  • Contact us and have it assessed immediately.

This is a painful condition that if left untreated, it can cause more widespread infection and could be life threatening.

  • Regular warm salt water rinsing and over the counter medications can help alleviate discomfort.
  • Do not delay treatment, contact us as soon as possible.

If a cavity develops underneath a filling or crown, it can become loose and eventually fall out.

  • Rinse the mouth and gently brush or floss to remove any food/plaque.
  • It painful use over the counter medications to alleviate discomfort.
  • A new filling or crown will be needed. Contact us for an appointment.

We offer extended opening hours until 7pm weeknights and Saturdays to be able to accommodate you during your time of need.

We accept all major health funds and are preferred providers for:

If you are suffering from a dental emergency, please contact us to take advantage of our same-day emergency guarantee.