Have you been noticing a dull ache on one of your teeth for a while now? Or have you been playing sports and have chipped a tooth?

While the image of a dental emergency usually involves a person in a great amount of discomfort visiting a dental surgery in the middle of the night, there are many more situations that can warrant emergency dental care. And, as you can imagine, if it presents away from that standard image, many patients can be confused as to whether they need to book a same-day dental appointment to have the issue resolved.

Luckily, our team at Deakin Dental can help.

At Deakin Dental, we are proud of our emergency dentist in Canberra who will aim to help you to overcome any dental discomfort you are having. We know that dental emergencies are not 9-5, and so, we are able to offer emergency appointments to all who need them on the same day that we are contacted. That way, you can get on with your day pain-free and without incurring any sleepless nights! Perfect!

So, what are some of the lesser-known conditions that require a trip to our emergency dentist in Canberra?

Chipped or cracked teeth

We mentioned this earlier but if you have recently chipped or cracked a tooth, you need to see our emergency dentist in Canberra.

Why? Because damage to the enamel can enable harmful bacteria to get into your tooth, causing decay and infection. And as a trip to our team to fix such an issue usually results in a comfortable composite filling, there really is nothing to be lost from calling us.

Lost filling or crown

A common occurrence, a loose or lost restorative requires a same-day trip to see our team. Much for the same reasons as having a chip or a crack in your enamel.

If you have lost a large filling and the pulp of your tooth is exposed to the air, this can cause discomfort. And so, rather than risk that, call our team for a same-day visit.


Any sudden or gradual swelling to the face, under the jawline or in the mouth needs to be examined by our team at Deakin Dental.

Even if it is painless, such swellings could be the first sign of an abscess formation or could point to issues with erupting wisdom teeth.


Nothing is more worrying than finding a lump in your mouth during a regular brushing session. Should this be the case, you should call our team. While it is unlikely to be cancer, having it examined by our team will enable a fast diagnosis, which, in the event of the big c, will increase the chances of a full recovery.

Loose tooth

A loose tooth will also need to be seen by our emergency team.

This will allow us to identify the underlying cause and, if possible, secure that wobbly tooth via a bridge to a stable nearby tooth. Good for your oral hygiene and your smile!


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