Emergency Dentist Sydney
What is a dental emergency?
Chipped or knocked-out tooth
A tooth getting chipped or broken due to an accident or blunt force trauma requires immediate treatment to save the tooth, prevent infections and alleviate pain.
Constant or intermittent toothache
Tooth pain caused by a dental abscess can be intense, especially when accompanied by other symptoms like fever, requiring a visit to an emergency dentist in Sydney.
Gingivitis or periodontal disease
Gum disease in its early or progressed form is painful and dangerous for teeth, gum tissue and jawbone health. It requires proper dental care to preserve oral health.
What is dental decay?
Dental decay, also known as cavities or caries, are holes in the tooth’s surface caused by bacteria that have eaten into the enamel to expose the inner pulp and nerves. It is one of the most prevalent medical conditions in the world, affecting people of all ages.
If left untreated, the decay can extend deep into the tooth and affect the dental root and jawbone.
If you see signs of dental decay or experience any associated symptoms, head to your closest dental emergency so the dentist can alleviate pain, arrest the progress and preserve your dental health.
How to prevent toothache
Keeping your mouth clean and healthy is the best way to prevent toothache and minimise the risk of dental decay.
Brushing your teeth for two minutes twice a day, with a proper brushing technique, is the best way to remove bacteria from your teeth’s surface.
Daily flossing removes any remaining food particles and debris from between your teeth and along the gum line. As an extra precaution, one can rinse with mouthwash to remove any particles that can encourage the growth of bacteria.
One should also avoid sugary foods and drinks and visit a dentist regularly for preventive care.
Home remedies for toothache relief
Clove oil contains eugenol, a natural anaesthetic that numbs the inflamed tooth and provides pain relief. Soak a cotton ball in the oil and place it on the affected area.
Salt water rinse
Saltwater is a natural antibacterial and can provide relief from severe tooth pain. Simply mix a quarter teaspoon of salt in a glass of lukewarm water and swish frequently.
Applying a cold pack to an inflamed area constricts the blood vessels in the area, numbing pain and reducing swelling. This can provide relief till you get emergency dental care.
Over-the-counter medicines like NSAIDs and aspirin work well to reduce dental pain and inflammation till you can get the emergency treatment that treats the problem.
Affordable, effective emergency dentistry
A dental emergency comes unannounced, not giving time to “budget” for it, which is why we accept EFTPOS, credit cards, HICAPS, MBF, Medibank Private, HCF and all major health funds.
High-quality emergency dental services
Our team of dentists is experienced and caring, offering emergency dental treatment, so patients are provided fast relief from symptoms and cured of the problem. Contact us for effective emergency care!
FAQ’s – Frequently Asked Questions
Is Leichhardt Marketplace equipped to handle dental emergencies?
Our team of skilled and caring dentists are experienced in handling all sorts of dental emergencies, from chipped and broken teeth to toothaches, gum disease and anything else that is causing you pain, fever or discomfort.
Where is your emergency dental clinic located?
We are located at
Shop 48, Leichhardt Marketplace Shopping Centre, 122-138 Flood Street, Leichhardt, NSW
I need to see an emergency dentist immediately. What are your timings?
We are open Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, with extended hours till 8:00 PM on Mondays and Thursdays. We are open 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Saturdays.
What are some symptoms of poor dental health?
Poor dental health has fairly obvious symptoms, such as
- bleeding, swollen gums
- bad breath
- dental decay
- loose teeth
- dental sensitivity
- receding gums
- pain while chewing or biting
- clicking of the jaw
Help! I need an emergency dentist in Sydney!
Leichhardt Marketplace Dental is now part of My Local Dentists, a team of highly-qualified, experienced and caring dentists who are committed to providing the best dental care so you have a healthy mouth and don’t experience any discomfort or trauma associated with dental emergencies.
We use the latest technology and methods to provide top-quality dental care to Sydneysiders of all ages.
What should I look for in an emergency dentist in Sydney?
When looking for a dentist in an emergency, you should keep the following in mind:
- Do they offer a range of dental treatments that can help in treating your emergency?
At Leichhardt Marketplace Dental, we offer the full range of dental services, sure to meet any emergency you may be having.
- Are they qualified and experienced?
We take pride in hiring only the best dental professionals, so the care you are provided is exceptional and unmatched.
- What is their rating?
Our dental practice has a 5* rating!
- How long is their wait time?
We make sure all emergency dental appointments are timely accommodated, so there is no wait time for patients who need urgent care.
- Are they easily accessible?
We are centrally located and serve Leichhardt and its surrounding suburbs. Our clinic has ample parking space available around the practice and within the shopping centre.
- Do they offer effective pain management?
We offer various levels of sedation dentistry for patients who are anxious about the pain they could feel during the procedure. We can also administer general anaesthesia if required.
- What payment do they accept?
At Leichhardt Marketplace Dental, we offer various options for payment of dental procedures, such as SuperCare, CDHB, most credit cards, health insurance and health funds so you can get the high-quality emergency care you deserve at flexible rates that suit you.