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Emergency Dentistry at Junction Village Dental

woman with tooth painBroken tooth? Toothache? Dental emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere. We can handle all of your dental emergencies at our The Junction office. Emergency appointments are available during our office hours for established patients.

Giving You Prompt Relief

If you have a throbbing toothache or root canal pain, or broke a tooth while engaging in sport, you want to get out pain and fast. At our practice, we will do everything possible to get our patients the relief they need quickly. We can even provide a root canal on the same day if required.

Extractions and Crown & Bridge Assessments

While we always want patients to preserve their teeth, there are times when an extraction is necessary. If we feel that your tooth can’t be salvaged, we can perform an extraction the same day you call. All extractions patients get Dr Choi’s personal number if any issues arise.

If you believe that a crown or bridge has been damaged, Dr Choi can provide an evaluation. He will either determine whether it can be left alone or needs to be replaced.

Home Care for Common Dental Emergencies

Until you can get into the practice, here are our recommendations for dealing with common dental emergencies.

Toothache from an abscess

If you are experiencing persistent throbbing tooth pain, swelling and fever, you likely have an abscessed tooth. You need immediate attention. Refrain from rubbing the area or applying hot packs. Instead, apply a cold compress to the outside of the cheek. You can get relief by rinsing your mouth with tepid salt water until you can get to the practice.

Knocked-out tooth

If you suddenly lost a tooth due to a trauma or sporting injury, it could be saved if you can get to an emergency dentist within 30 minutes. If the tooth is dirty pick it up by the crown and not the exposed roots. Rinse the tooth in milk. You also can rinse the tooth in clean lukewarm water for a few seconds. Place the tooth in the milk solution and immediately get to an emergency dentist.

You also may wrap the tooth in clean material or plastic wrap. If need be, you also could suck the tooth clean and carefully place it back into the socket. Again, timing is critical for the successful replanting of the tooth. So try to get to the dentist’s office within 30 minutes.

Broken tooth

If you have a chipped or broken tooth but aren’t experiencing significant discomfort, we recommend that you see the dentist within a week. Continually monitor your condition. If your pain level rises above 7 or more, then you will need to see an emergency dentist with 24 hours.

Apply a cold compress on your face next to the injured tooth. Doing so may help to minimise swelling from an injury. If you can locate broken bits of your tooth, they may be able to be bonded back onto the teeth discreetly. Go to the dentist as soon as you can.
Wedged objects between teeth

Carefully try to remove the object using dental floss or a floss aid. If you are unable to get the object out, call us for an appointment.

Bitten tongue or lip

Use a clean cloth and apply direct pressure to the area that is bleeding. If swelling is present, apply a cold compress. If bleeding doesn’t stop quickly or the bite is severe, go to the emergency dentist or hospital.

Contact Us, Straightaway!

Don’t delay getting the emergency dental care you need. Contact us immediately. If you ring us after hours, please leave a message on our answering service. We will typically get back to you that day. If you wake up with a dental emergency, call first thing in the morning.


* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.


Emergency Dentist The Junction, Merewether, Newcastle NSW | (02) 4962 1621