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Emergency Dentistry at Gisborne, Macedon & Riddells Creek

We know that emergencies happen, even when it comes to your teeth. That’s why Dental House has been supporting our local community of Gisborne, Macedon, Riddells Creek and the surrounding area with emergency dentistry services for over 30 years.

What are Dental Emergencies?

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Dental emergencies happen, sometimes while playing sports or due to an accident. In most cases, the dentist has access to the right tools and skills necessary to deal with this type of emergency. While a broken jaw or a life-threatening injury should be treated at the Emergency Department of your local hospital, the following are actual dental emergencies that we can help with:
Broken or lost dentures
Facial swelling due to unknown source
Mouth or gum infection
Painful abscess
Emergency root canal therapy
Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
Oral pain that radiates to the head or neck area
Broken orthodontics
Lost filling
Impacted and infected wisdom teeth

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Bianca S.

Just had the most thorough teeth clean any dentist has given me. Thank you! The staff are super caring and friendly also. Will recommend to everyone.

Bianca S.

How We Help

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If you experience a dental emergency, call our office right away and let the receptionist know. We will accommodate you with an appointment as soon as one is available, usually within the same day. Here is what you can expect:
We will help reduce any pain
Investigate and diagnose the cause of pain or infection
Stop bleeding if there is any
Drainage of an abscess to reduce swelling
Implement appropriate treatment, such as performing root canal therapy or removal of an infected tooth

What to do in Case of a Dental Emergency

When you experience a dental emergency, make an appointment with us right away. And then take the following steps that you can do at home while waiting for your appointment:

Chipped or Cracked Tooth

These situations may not come with pain, but should still be attended to right away to ensure there is no unseen damage and to repair the tooth as soon as possible. Rinse with warm salt water to clear bacteria every 1-2 hours until your appointment. Avoid eating, if possible and if you experience pain, keep your head elevated.

Broken Tooth

If a piece of tooth breaks off from biting something hard or an accident, save the broken piece and rinse it in water, but don’t wash or scrub it. If you can fit it back onto the tooth, go ahead and secure it with toothpaste or over-the-counter (OTC) dental bonding. If you cannot put it back in place, place it in a container and cover with full-fat milk and keep it sealed until your emergency dental visit.

Knocked-Out Tooth

If you lose a tooth for any reason, there may be a chance we can save it. Explain your situation to the receptionist when you call us for your emergency dentistry, so we can schedule you as soon as possible. Then either place your tooth back in the socket, if possible or put it into a container and cover it with full-fat milk, then seal the container and bring it to your appointment.

Facial Swelling

Swellings are mainly due to infections, and facial swelling may be due to an infected tooth or infection of the gums. An OTC pain medication may help reduce pain and swelling, and placing a cool compress on your face in the area of the swelling, may help further reduce both. Keep your head elevated until you come for your appointment.


These are painful bubbles or bumps on the gum, often near an infected tooth or tooth root. Whether you feel pain or not, call and schedule an emergency dental visit with us so we can address the source of pain before it spreads. Until your appointment, rinse with warm salt water as often as necessary, and if there is pain, place either a warm or cool compress on the area (depending on what feels best to you).


When you feel tooth pain, don’t wait for it to get worse. Check your teeth for trapped food particles, as they can aggravate an already problematic tooth. Rinse your mouth with warm saltwater and apply a cool compress to the outside of your face in the area of the pain.

Toothaches may be as benign as a cavity, but they are cause for a dental emergency. If left untreated, pain can radiate into the jaw or upper face, into the ear, or even down the neck area. Infection in a tooth can spread and lead to other problems as well. Call us for an emergency dental visit and if the pain is bad, try the following until your appointment:

  • Rinse with lukewarm salt water to clear bacteria
  • Apply a cool compress in the area of the toothache
  • Apply fresh cloves or clove oil to the infected tooth, as it may help reduce pain
  • Crush a garlic clove to create a paste, then apply to the infected tooth to kill bacteria and ease discomfort
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While we agree that you can’t put a price on good health (especially when it comes to your teeth), we understand the reality of family budgets. That’s why we offer flexible treatment options and family-affordable pricing. You might say the only thing average about Dental House is our prices.

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Kim Moiler

It’s all about the client here! You are made to feel welcome and comfortable the second you walk in the door. They are forward thinking in dentistry which is a huge positive for the client. Well done to all

Kim M.

Call Today if You Need Emergency Dentistry


When it comes to a dental emergency, it is imperative to seek treatment right away. The sooner you get treatment, the sooner you get relief, and the greater chance we can save a tooth if that is a factor.

Go ahead now and save our clinic hotline into your phone, so you can easily contact us if you have a dental emergency. Our number is 1800GENTLE. If a dental emergency arises and you contact our practice before 12pm Monday to Friday, we will guarantee a same-day appointment to assess your dental concern. We’ll see you on Monday if you get in touch with our practice over the weekend.

Our team of caring and skilled dental staff are here for you when you need us most.

Disclaimer: The material posted is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Results vary with each patient. Any dental procedure carries risks and benefits. If you have any specific questions about any dental and/or medical matter, you should consult your dentist, physician or other professional healthcare providers.

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