Painful tooth

An emergency in dentistry usually means you’re suffering from pain, swelling, or a fracture. Don’t let these go undiagnosed, hoping they will get better on their own or take multiple courses of antibiotics. Pain is a warning sign that your teeth or gums are in trouble or are suffering from a serious infection.

Minor fractures can often be repaired quickly, but major ones may need to be treated urgently to avoid serious infections. So if you’re suffering from severe dental pain, it’s likely you’ll need immediate treatment, so you should contact an emergency dentist in Sydney. Read on to find out more about our emergency dental services.

Common dental emergencies

There are numerous reasons why you might require emergency dental treatment:

  • Severe or chronic tooth pain or toothaches
  • Chipped, cracked, loose or broken teeth
  • One of more teeth have been knocked out
  • Jaw pain
  • Wisdom teeth pain
  • Lost filling or dental restoration
  • Abscess or gum infection
  • Emergency root canal therapy
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What is the procedure at The Dentist at 70 Pitt Street for emergency dental care in Sydney?

If you decide to have your emergency dental care at the Dentist at 70 Pitt Street, this is what you can expect:

First Appointment

Dental problems are impossible to diagnose over the phone. We’d love to be able to completely restore every affected tooth to its original health and form in one visit. Most emergencies, however, are quite complex and may need more than one visit.

At The Dentist, we reserve special times for our patients who need emergency care. These brief appointments are meant to get you out of any extreme pain and to discuss your treatment options.

Second Appointment

Then we can schedule another appointment and allocate enough time for a more thorough treatment. By the end of your second appointment, we aim to have fixed your dental emergency and see you smiling once again.

X-Ray Images May Be Essential

To help us with our diagnosis, we may ask you to have an X-ray image taken at our friendly local radiology lab before you come in. We may also need to take more X-ray images at our office. Please let our staff know if you may be pregnant at the time of booking and we’ll avoid using these tools at your appointment.

Read about how we take images of your teeth

New Patient Offer

1st Visit comprehensive Examination,
Check-up, Teeth Cleaning for New Patients

(including Full exam, images, x-rays, clean, polish and fluoride treatment)

How much does emergency dental
treatment cost in Sydney?

The cost of your treatment will vary depending on your emergency but there is no additional fee for an emergency appointment. You’ll pay for your consultation as normal and then for any further treatment you require.

We are an independent practice and accept all private health funds. If you have a private health fund they will pay part of your treatment and we can process this for you at the time so you will only have to pay the difference.

Our other dental services

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Meet Our Team

Click here to find out more information about our team of experts:

catherine-anne walsh

Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh


christine fisher-stoess



catrina carroll

Dr Catrina Carroll


Dr. Simon Briggs

Dr. Simon


Dr Vinaya Sunkersett

Dr Vinaya Sunkersett


Roya Broojerdi

Roya Broojerdi (Faridi)

Dental Hygienist

Dr Yvonne Chow

Dr. Yvonne Chow

Dentist - Sedation

Michelle Chuang

Michelle Chuang

Practice Manager


If you are suffering from severe pain, you should seek the advice of an emergency dentist immediately. In the meantime
here are some of the questions we get asked most frequently about emergency dental services in Sydney.

If your lips, tongue, teeth or jaw have been severely damaged, then it’s highly recommended that you visit the hospital emergency room. Otherwise, you should contact your dentist to book an emergency appointment.

If you’re experiencing mild to moderate pain, then you may not require an emergency appointment, especially if the pain is alleviated with Paracetamol. In this instance, you can book a regular appointment with your dentist. However, if the pain is severe you shouldn’t wait and should book an appointment immediately.

Your first action should be to call your emergency dentist. Once you’ve scheduled your appointment you should take pain medication every 3 hours until you’re able to see your dentist.

At your initial appointment, your emergency dentist will diagnose the cause of your pain and do everything they can to alleviate your discomfort as much as possible. However, you may be required to attend a second appointment in order for your dentist to completely fix the issue.

Yes, your health insurance can cover dental emergencies. You should check with your insurance provider to determine your level of coverage.

The only way to relieve unbearable tooth pain is to visit an emergency dentist. Over-the-counter pain medication can help temporarily alleviate the issue but for full relief, you should seek treatment from a dentist.

The cost of emergency dental care varies and will be discussed during consultation. A detailed treatment plan and cost estimate will be provided. Contact the clinic for specific cost information.

In an emergency, a dentist must assess the situation and attempt to provide relief from distress through the necessary treatment. However, if the treatment required is beyond the scope of the practice, the patient must be referred for specialized treatment.

The cost of emergency dental treatment will ultimately depend on the extent and complexity of the required treatment.

Tooth decay is not an emergency, although it does require a timely visit to the dentist for treatment. The progression of the decay should be monitored for changes and discussed with a dentist to reduce the risk of further damage.

The cost of emergency dental appointments can vary based on the type of treatment required. On The Dentist website, the cost will be discussed during the consultation and a detailed treatment plan and cost estimate will be provided. It is recommended to contact the clinic for specific cost information.

Disclaimer: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second
opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Contact us for more information.

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Why choose The Dentist at 70 Pitt Street
for your emergency dental needs?

our practice and core values

There are of course lots of reasons you should choose to book an appointment with us, but we’ve narrowed it down for you:

  • We offer numbing gel when you get your teeth cleaned
  • We send you a calendar invite so your appointments are in your Work Diary (as well as a reminder the day before)
  • You can choose the flavour of polish and fluoride, not everyone loves mint
  • You can listen to your podcast or tunes when you’re having treatment
  • We have appointments before 9 am and after 5 pm as well as on Saturdays to suit you
  • We’re one of the only emergency dental practices in Sydney with a full-time in-house dental hygienist dedicated to the prevention of tooth and gum disease
  • We aim to be the greenest dentist and we have a strong sense of community
  • We have a range of payment options including HICAPS & payment plans
  • You get to take home a new soft toothbrush, floss, and toothpaste at each of your preventative visits

How to contact us at our Sydney clinic

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