Dental Emergencies

North Sydney Emergency Dentist

At North Sydney Dental Practice, we place a high importance on dental emergencies as dental pain can be distressing and can feel unbearable. This is why we take measures to always see you if you or your loved one is in pain. We also endeavour to provide you with a same day appointment, and vow to highly prioritise your care.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please contact us and we will talk you through it, and attempt to book you an appointment.

If you or a loved one are experiencing a dental emergency, contact our dentist in North Sydney, or contact emergency services if you require hospitalisation.

What to do in a dental emergency


If you're experiencing a toothache you should first clean the area around the affected tooth. Then rinse your mouth thoroughly with warm water and use dental floss to dislodge any food that may be impacted. If the pain still exists contact North Sydney Dental Practice and take pain relief as directed. Please do not place asprin, nurofen or heat to the gum or affected tooth. If the face is swollen, apply a cold pack and contact your dentist immediately.

Knocked out permanent tooth

If possible, try and find the dislodged tooth and ensure you handle it by the crown NOT the root. You may rinse the tooth with milk or very briefly with water. Do not clean with soap, scrub or handle unnecessarily. Inspect the tooth for fractures. If it is sound, please try and insert back into it's socket. Hold the tooth in place by biting on a gauze pad or clean cloth. If you cannot reinsert the tooth, keep it moist by placing it in milk - NOT WATER. If the patient is old enough, the tooth may also be carried in the patients mouth (beside the cheek). You should book an appointment with a dentist immediately! Time is a critical factor in saving the tooth. 


Unlike permanent teeth, the baby teeth should not be replanted due to the possibility of damaging the developing permanent tooth. In most cases, no treatment is necessary, however seek advise from your dental professional. 

Chipped/Fractured Permanent tooth 

Emergency Dentist North Sydney - if you are experiencing severe pain, or had an accident to your teeth and gums, contact our staff at North Sydney Dental Practice straight away. We will aim to book you in on a same-day appointment, and guide you over the phone as a temporary measure.

Time plays a critical factor, so please contact North Sydney Dental Practice immediately to reduce the chance of infection or the need for extensive (and expensive) dental treatment in the future. Rinse the mouth with cold water and apply a cold compression to reduce or prevent any swelling. If you can find the broken piece, bring it with you to the dentist.

Possible Broken or Fractured Jaw

Keep the jaw from moving and take the patient to the nearest hospital emergency room. 

Severe blow to the head

Phone 000 immediately or attend you nearest hospital emergency room. 

Emergency Dental Treatment

Please contact the friendly North Sydney Dental Practice team, if you have any further questions.