Gosford Family Dentist provides emergency dental services on the Central Coast.

Dental emergencies require prompt treatment to minimise discomfort and reduce the possibility of complications and long-term damage.

Common dental emergencies

The most common causes of dental emergencies are accidental injury to the mouth or face, damage to teeth while eating, and infection related to tooth decay.

Dental emergencies include:

  • lost or damaged teeth.
  • lost fillings or crowns.
  • swelling in the mouth.
  • swelling of the face or neck.
  • uncontrolled bleeding from the mouth.
  • difficulty opening mouth or swallowing.

If you think you’re in a dental emergency, call Gosford Family Dentist at (02) 4325 3221 immediately.

Treating dental emergencies at home

In preparation for your visit to the dentist, it is possible to begin treating some dental emergencies at home.

Lost or damaged teeth

Locate the lost tooth, rinse it under tap water or milk, and either place the tooth back in position or store it in milk or saliva. Contact us as soon as possible to minimise the possibility of long-term damage.

Lost filling or crown

Minimise pain by taking a painkiller and avoiding foods that are hot, cold, or sugary. If you still have the filling or crown, bring it with you to the dentist in case we need it during treatment.

Toothache

Minimise pain by taking a painkiller and avoiding foods that are hot, cold, or sugary.

Sore gums or ulcers

Gargle with salt water, swirling it around the affected areas to kill bacteria and minimise infection.

Contact us for emergency dental services on the Central Coast

For treatment of dental emergencies, call Gosford Family Dentist now at >(02) 4325 3221.