Emergency Dentist Nelson Bay

Emergency dentistry is just that – an emergency. You may have been involved in an accident that has caused tooth trauma or loss, or perhaps you have an infection causing pain and swelling. Whatever the cause, we can help.

If you have noticed pain, facial swelling or any signs of infection such as pus oozing from your gums, then you may need emergency treatment. For this type of concern early intervention is always the best option, so please do get in touch with us as soon as you can.

Man With Toothache In Need Of Emergency Dentist

Guy Holding Knocked Out Tooth

What If My Tooth Is Knocked Out?

If your tooth is knocked out, swift action is essential. Call your dental practice for advice and to arrange a time to be seen. For an adult tooth you should reinsert the tooth into the gum as soon as possible and visit your dentist immediately. Childrens’ teeth should not be reinserted, to avoid damage to the new teeth coming through.

How To Handle A Tooth That Has Been Knocked Out

Always handle the tooth by the crown – the bit you can normally see – and clean it with milk or a saline solution before you put it back in. Do not use water or any other chemicals, including soap. Take care not to let the tooth dry out. Keep the tooth in place by biting down on a clean piece of fabric – a hanky is ideal.

If you can’t get the tooth back in, or for children’s teeth, place it in a container of milk or saline to keep it hydrated.

Above all, visit your dentist as soon as possible.

Knocked Out Tooth at Emergency Dentist


CALL (02) 4981 3114

We understand that dental emergencies occur unexpectedly. We have a number of Emergency appointments set aside every day for such situations.

Facial swelling, bleeding or infection, extreme pain and dental trauma can generally be treated on the day in our emergency appointments.

Our friendly front office staff will talk with you when you call to determine which appointment will work best for you.

  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Facial Swelling
  • Dental Trauma

(02) 4981 3114

Urgent Dental Care

(02) 4981 3114

Appointment Booking

Opening Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm

6 Tomaree Street

Nelson Bay, NSW 2315


We gladly accept all health funds and process claims straightaway via HICAPS.

All accounts must be settled on the day of service, unless prearranged with our management team.

We accept payments by cash, EFTPOS, PAYWAVE, credit card (Visa or Mastercard), Visa debit and cheque.


We participate in government schemes including Veteran Affairs and Child Dental Benefits Scheme.
We also accept Hunter Area Health patients subject to appointment availability.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is considered to be a dental emergency?

If you’ve had a tooth knocked out, are experiencing uncontrollable bleeding or unbearable pain, or you have an abscess or infection, these are dental emergencies requiring immediate attention.

What should I do in an emergency?

Call us and arrange an appointment as soon as possible. Even if you can manage the issue yourself, it’s important to have your dentist confirm there isn’t another underlying problem.

What should I do if my tooth has been knocked out?

As well as calling us, it’s advisable to put the tooth back in its socket. Carefully rinse it off before placing it back. If this isn’t possible, preserve the tooth in a container of milk, salt water, saline solution or saliva.


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