Unsure if you need to see an emergency dentist? 5 signs you do from Kooringal Dental

It’s 2 a.m. and you wake up with a sharp pain underneath one of your teeth. That’s not a good sign.

And, while it may not spur immediate action, you know that it means you will need to see an emergency dental team.

Across the globe, dental emergencies make up the majority of out-of-hours trips to emergency rooms and clinics, meaning that when you get that sharp pain under your tooth it is not out of the ordinary.

And should you ever need an emergency dentist in Wagga Wagga, our team at Kooringal Dental will be here to help you. Setting aside appointments each day specifically for emergency patients, we will endeavour to relieve any discomfort you are in and get you back to the day you had planned prior to the ache, the chip or the lost filling.

But what are some of the other reasons you may need to see our emergency dentist in Wagga Wagga? Read on to find out?

Lost filling or crown

OK, we touched on this briefly earlier but a lost or loose filling or crown requires urgent treatment from our emergency dentist in Wagga Wagga.

Delaying the replacement of reattachment of these restorative options can allow bacteria to get underneath them and to the pulp of the tooth, where it can promote decay or infection. So, the minute you suspect you may have a loose filling, contact our team.


Swelling to the face, neck or jawline all require urgent attention, even if the swelling itself is not causing discomfort.

Such extreme changes to the facial/jaw tissue could indicate anything from an impacted tooth to infection, both of which need prompt resolution.

Sudden sensitivity

Dental sensitivity is nothing new; you take a sip of warm tea and get a sharp pain in one of your teeth.

Caused by microscopic holes in the enamel, sensitivity can mean you need to have a fluoride sealant placed over one of your teeth. However, if you notice sudden sensitivity, this may mean you have a cavity forming on one of your teeth, or that there is damage to the enamel in the form of a chip or crack. To present infection or further decay, contact our team for a same-day dental appointment.

Loose or wobbly teeth

Common following a trauma to the face or an accident, a loose or wobbly tooth is rarely comforting.

As soon as you spot movement, you need to contact our team, who can better assess the cause. In the majority of occurrences, we will attach (or fuse) your loose tooth to surrounding stable teeth using similar techniques we use to fit a bridge, to ensure that it stays in place.

Chips and cracks

A chipped or cracked tooth can allow bacteria to get underneath the enamel of a tooth, causing it to rot or become infected. Yikes!

If you regularly engage in contact sports or have a manual job, keep an eye out for any damage to your teeth.


All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.


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