Avondale Dental Centre

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dental Emergencies

How can we help you?

Choosing the right dentist in Avondale for your family requires a little research to ensure that your needs are met. We welcome questions because we want you to feel confident when you choose Avondale Dental Centre to care for your family's smiles.

Here are some of the most common questions we receive. You can call us with any enquiries or information about services we provide. 

Dental Emergencies

Your Avondale emergency dentists set aside time in their day to help patients through their dental emergencies. If you have a toothache or other oral health issue, we work hard to get you seen by one of our dentists as soon as possible.

Dental emergencies may include:

  • Knocked-out tooth or restoration
  • Broken tooth or restoration
  • Toothache or increased tooth sensitivity
  • Jaw pain and swelling
  • Sudden tooth discolouration
  • Soft tissue injury or bleeding

If you notice a toothache with a blister on your gum, this may be indicative of a specific type of infection that requires root canal therapy, but your dentist will make the diagnosis.

When you arrive for your emergency dental appointment, our goal is to ease your pain and stabilise the situation as soon as possible. In some cases, we complete treatment on the same day. Other times, we restore your comfort and book a new appointment. Considerations include the nature of your injury. For example, it may take two dental visits to complete root canal treatment.

For Dental Emergencies near Avondale, We Welcome Your Call

If you have a dental emergency, a member of our dental team can help you decide. We can also provide instructions to see you through until your emergency visit.

Dental emergencies typically occur at inopportune moments, making it difficult to sleep or plan. Fortunately, your dentist in Avondale, Auckland treats dental emergencies fast to help you get the sleep you need and be able to make and keep plans.

At Avondale Dental Centre, we consider anything that threatens your oral health and overall wellness a dental emergency.

Dental emergencies may include:

  • Toothache or ongoing tooth sensitivity
  • Jaw pain or swelling
  • Broken tooth or restoration
  • Knocked-out tooth or restoration
  • Broken tooth replacement
  • Soft tissue injury

While most dental emergencies fall under the categories above, we encourage you to contact a member of our dental team if you’re unsure. We can discuss your symptoms and make a safe determination for you.

It’s important to remember that toothaches typically do not go away on their own, and oral health changes are signs that something is likely amiss. Self-treating with pain relievers will not solve the problem and may lead to infection spread, tooth loss or systemic health issue—especially if an infection is allowed to spread.

For Dental Emergencies in Avondale, We Encourage Your Call

If you are in pain or have an oral health concern, we are here for you, and we anticipate your call. 

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To all our valued patients. Your safety and care is our priority. 
We want you to know that we can now provide routine dental care under Level 2 restrictions. Our team will continue to implement additional infection control precautions to keep you, our staff, and the community safe. Please call us today to make an appointment on 09 828 7484.