In the event of a dental emergency, at Goodison Dental we ensure ‘Emergency Only’ appointments are available each day. Although only small, these appointments are usually long enough to correctly diagnose the problem, relieve acute discomfort and Treatment Plan any further treatment required. Please contact the practice as soon after 8am as possible to secure your Emergency Appointment.
If you have an After Hours Dental Emergency, we are members of the ‘North East Dentist On Call’ emergency roster. The Emergency Dentist on Call may be from Albury, Wangaratta or Benalla and a Call Out fee is applicable. Please contact our practice on 5722 1377 where our answering service will provide the most current contact numbers.
Below is a list of common Emergency Dental complaints, although further information can be found at
Begin by cleaning around the sore tooth meticulously. Using warm saltwater or an anti-bacterial mouthwash such as Savacol, rinse the mouth to displace any food trapped between teeth. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you use aspirin on the aching tooth or on the gum. In the event of facial swelling, apply a cold compress to the area. For temporary pain relief, Nurophen Plus is recommended. See a dentist as soon as possible.
Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek
Ice can be applied to any bruised areas. For bleeding, apply firm (but gentle) pressure with sterile gauze or a clean cloth. If the bleeding does not stop with pressure or continues after 15 minutes, go to an emergency room.
Broken Braces and Wires
Remove a broken appliance only if it comes out easily. If it is lodged or painful to remove, cover any protruding edges with wax, cotton balls, gauze or chewing gum. DO NOT REMOVE any wire caught in the gums, cheek or tongue; see your orthodontist as soon as possible. Emergency attention is usually not required for loose or broken appliances that cause no discomfort.
Rinse the area with warm water. Put a cold compress over the facial area of the injury. Recover any broken tooth fragments. Get immediate dental attention.
Knocked Out Permanent Tooth
Recover the tooth, making sure to hold it by the crown (top) and not the root end. Only if dirty rinse the tooth but do not clean or handle the tooth more than necessary, then immediately reinsert the tooth into the socket and hold it in place using a clean piece of gauze or cloth. If the tooth cannot be reinserted, carry it in a cup containing saline or milk. Because time is essential, see a dentist immediately.