From a throbbing toothache that wakes you up in the middle of the night to a broken tooth that has made eating painful, dental emergencies happen when you least expect them. At Dental Hub Geelong, we reserve spots each day for existing and new patients who experience a dental emergency.  You can book online 24/7/365, or call us during opening hours…

What Is Considered a Dental Emergency?

While any trauma, pain, or discomfort that you’re experiencing in your mouth can constitute a dental emergency, here are the dental issues we see most often:

If you’re currently experiencing any of the above, we recommend calling us to book an appointment straightaway. The sooner you can get into our practice, the faster we’ll be able to get you out of pain and restore comfort, as well as make sure your oral health hasn’t been compromised.

How We Handle Dental Emergencies

When you come in one of our dentists will assess your dental emergency and then provide options on how to best address it. Depending on your emergency, your dentist may recommend a filling, an extraction, or a root canal. Rest assured that we have all the necessary tools to treat your dental emergency – including longer term options like Dental Implants if you have lost a tooth in an accident.


While it’s not possible to prevent every dental emergency, you can lessen the risk of needing an emergency dentist. For example, you should brush and floss your teeth twice a day and visit us twice a year for checkups. Another possible way to avoid needing emergency care is to wear a custom mouthguard when playing a contact sport.

We recommend that you pack and keep with you a small dental first aid kit containing the following: a small container that includes a lid, the name and phone number of your dentist, acetaminophen (not aspirin or ibuprofen as they can act as a blood thinner and cause excessive bleeding during a dental emergency), and gauze.

This depends on a few factors. First, how long has your tooth been hurting? If you’ve had a severe toothache for more than 24 hours, we recommend that you give our practice a call and come in for a visit, as you could have an infection or abscess.

If you’ve experienced any recent trauma to the area, it’s also a good idea to come in and have your mouth examined. If your toothache is recent and has only lasted for a few hours, we suggest first trying an over-the-counter pain reliever. If your toothache persists longer than a day, please give us a call.

If you are in severe pain or experiencing blood loss, we recommend that you visit your local emergency room as quickly as possible.

Schedule an Appointment

If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, we are here to help. Contact our Geelong dental office straight away to book your time.

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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