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Emergency Dentistry at Lightwood Dental

Ferntree Gully Dentists Offer Immediate Relief

receptionist at front desk talking on phoneA 2 am toothache. Damaged dentures. A cracked tooth due to a sports mishap. Dental emergencies are unpredictable, often happening when you least expect them. They can strike anyone at any age, causing intense pain or discomfort. At Lightwood Dental, we’re committed to addressing dental emergencies quickly.

Here for You When You Need Us

We leave slots open each week in our schedule to provide same-day emergency treatment for existing and new patients. If you require immediate attention for a mouth injury or infection, trust us to provide you with the prompt pain relief and comprehensive dental care you deserve.

Types of Common Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies can arise anytime, anywhere, whether it’s a sports-related injury or an accidental knock to the mouth. Some of the most commonly occurring ones we encounter include:

  • Chipped or knocked out teeth
  • Broken fillings or dental work
  • Damaged or broken dentures
  • Toothaches
  • Bleeding or injured gums
  • Abscessed teeth

Navigating a Dental Emergency

Quick action is crucial in the event of dental injuries. The sooner we can examine you following a tooth breakage or dislodgement, the higher our chances of preserving and stabilising your tooth.

In case of cracked or knocked-out teeth, place them securely in a sealed container immersed in milk or contact solution. Alternatively, adults can tuck their tooth inside their cheek to keep it coated in saliva while heading to our office. Just be sure not to swallow it accidentally. Avoid scrubbing the tooth clean, as it could disrupt minute attachments necessary for reinsertion.

Frequently Asked Questions

What qualifies as a dental emergency?

We see many types of dental emergencies at the practice, including severe tooth pain, knocked-out teeth, broken or fractured teeth, dental abscesses, and uncontrolled bleeding. Also, you may need emergency dental care if you experience significant pain or discomfort that affects your ability to eat, speak, or perform daily activities.

How soon can I get an appointment for emergency dental care?

When you’re in pain, you want relief fast! That’s why our dental practice strives to accommodate patients as quickly as possible. Depending on the type of your emergency and its severity, we offer same-day appointments whenever possible. Call (03) 9758 2099 straightaway to discuss your situation and schedule an appointment.

What should I do if I experience severe tooth pain outside of normal business hours?

Our practice is open from 8 am – 5:30 pm every weekday and on alternate Saturday mornings, but if you experience severe tooth pain outside of our regular hours, it’s crucial to seek prompt dental care. Here in Victoria, emergency dental services are available after hours and on weekends. Please contact our practice; we can provide guidance on accessing emergency care and help you find the appropriate resources.

What should I do if I knock out a tooth accidentally?

If you knock out a tooth accidentally, quick action is essential. Carefully retrieve your tooth, hold it by the crown (avoid touching the root), and rinse it gently with water if it is dirty. Next, try to place the tooth back into its socket if possible. You can also place it in a container of milk or saliva to keep it moist. Then, contact our practice immediately for emergency dental care.

Are dental emergencies covered by health insurance?

Yes, all health funds generally cover emergency dental care, but coverage can vary depending on your specific plan. Reviewing your insurance policy or contacting your provider directly to understand your coverage for dental emergencies is a good idea. Our practice also offers flexible payment options and can help you navigate insurance claims if needed.

Always Ready, Even Outside Regular Office Hours

We know that a dental emergency happens at the most inconvenient times. That’s why we’re always ready, even if you’re caught off guard. Our extended office hours during select evenings and weekends mean we can see you outside of traditional office hours. If you are in pain due to an intense toothache or other injury, don’t delay – reach out to us straightaway!


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.


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