One of the most wonderful things about living in Australia is our access to the big outdoors. Whether you like hiking in the Blue Mountains or surfing on Bondi, or biking around the city streets, we have the weather to get out and be active all year round, especially here in Sydney.
But being active carries an element of risk and one of them is that you could have an accident and lose one or some of your teeth. Hit a wave wrong and you could end up with your surfboard in your face. Take a kerb badly and you could go over the handlebars of your bike.
Then what do you do? Well, if you are organised, you will have the number of your emergency dentist in Erskineville already in your phone. We suggest you store it under ‘Emergency Dentist’ so that you don’t have to try and remember the name of Healthy Smile Centre when you or one of your friends is trying to call us for an emergency appointment.
What kind of damage constitutes an emergency?
Well, obviously if you get your teeth knocked out. But if you chip or crack your teeth, say biting on an olive stone, you should also call us. Tell us what the damage is and we can decide whether we need to see you the same day, or you can put it off for a bit.
We also give emergency appointments for lost or damaged crowns, infections, trauma and facial swellings.
What happens during an emergency appointment?
Our dentist in Erskineville, Dr Simon Lee offers emergency consultations that last up to 30 mins for $65.
When you come in, he will make a thorough examination of your injury, including x-rays if necessary. He will numb the area if you need to reduce the pain, and he will also give it a gentle but thorough clean to reduce the risk of infection.
Dr Lee will then restore your damaged teeth, either temporarily or permanently if possible, in the time allotted. If restoration is not possible, Dr Lee will remove the tooth.
So, don’t delay. Put our number in your phone now.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.