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Emergency Dentistry in Mosman

Woman with mouth painAt Hugh Fleming Dentistry, we understand that sometimes a patient may be experiencing intense pain or discomfort, therefore requiring priority treatment. This is why our professional team are always on-hand to answer your calls and alleviate your concerns.

Our dental clinic is open by appointment-only on a Saturday, allowing for some emergency treatment. Additionally, in urgent cases, we are also able to offer same-day emergency appointments. Simply call our dental clinic to discuss your concern with a member of our team and we will be able to assist you.

For after-hours emergency care, patients should call or text 0423 333 923. One of our dentists will be in contact as soon as possible.

Do You Require Emergency Dental Treatment?

In some cases, it is understandable that a patient may be unsure about whether their concern requires emergency treatment or not. Generally, a dental emergency could include:

  • Severe toothaches, pain, and discomfort
  • A broken or chipped tooth
  • A tooth that has been knocked out of the gum
  • Loose, faulty, or broken dentures
  • Uncontrollable bleeding
  • Painful swelling
  • Injury to the jaw

If you’re suffering from any of the dental concerns listed above, it is vital that you contact our dental clinic to discuss emergency treatment. If any of these oral health complications are left untreated, they can turn into more serious complications.

How to Prevent Emergency Dental Concerns

Thankfully, there are many preventative steps you can put in place to avoid dental emergencies. These include:

  • Wearing a dentist-made, custom-fitted mouthguard when playing sport
  • Avoiding using teeth to open items such as packaging
  • Never chewing hard food (such as lollies or ice cubes)
  • Avoiding placing sharp or harmful items in your mouth

Emergency Dentistry FAQ

Dental emergencies can be both frightening and painful. From a broken tooth to a sudden toothache, these situations require quick response, as they rarely get better on their own, and could lead to more serious complications if untreated.

To help get through your dental emergency with ease, we’re here for you. In addition to providing prompt care we want to give you answers to frequently asked questions about dental emergencies.
Why does my tooth hurt?

Sometimes teeth can become sensitive, seemingly out of nowhere. Slight discomfort or some sensitivity to hot and cold could be temporary. If discomfort is mild, monitor it over a few days. You can also take over-the-counter painkillers. If your discomfort persists, we encourage you to book an appointment. It’s also important to be gentle when chewing.

Can you reattach my tooth if it breaks?

Don’t worry if you can’t find the fragment of a broken tooth. We can use a tooth-coloured filling material to build your tooth up. If part of a back tooth is broken, it may either need a filling or a crown.

How much does it cost for an emergency appointment?

The cost depends on the treatment required to repair your tooth or teeth. Often, time is of the essence with dental emergencies, as your tooth can die if it does not receive adequate blood flow. If concern about cost is holding you back from contacting us, give us a call so we can assess your situation, provide you with a quote, and go through the payment options available to you.

Why is my tooth turning grey?

If one or more teeth change colour or appear stained, it could be a sign the tooth is not receiving adequate blood flow. Book in an appointment with our dentist as soon as possible.

Can I return to my regular dentist after an emergency appointment?

Yes. We offer out of hour emergency appointments (when available) on weekends, evenings and public holidays. Not all dentists offer emergency appointments. We can treat the emergency, create a recommended treatment plan where necessary, and share any information to your regular dentist.

Contact Us Today

If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort, or any of the dental emergency signs listed previously, please phone or send a text to 0423 333 923. A member of our professional team will be able to assist you as soon as possible.

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.


Emergency Dentistry Mosman, Cremorne NSW | 02 9960 8977