Do You Need Emergency Dental Care

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Emergency Dental Care Sydney

Most dentists have an after-hours number to ring if you need emergency dental care. But they often have a recorded message on them asking you to call back in business hours.
Glebe Dental Emergency, a new website for Sydney people, Launched a 24/7 Emergency Dental programme over Christmas which was successful, so they have now kept it going with some minor changes for non-holiday periods.

They report that demand was very low from 10 pm to 6am, so that has been discontinued for now. We found that strange for such a large city, but that is the situation. Having staff on call 24/7 is expensive but being available when people want to use the service is good business sense.

Weekends and holidays are busy and having a dedicated Emergency dental practice is a boon for Sydneysiders and Glebe Dental Emergency will monitor demand and expand their service as required.

If you would like to check it out, the website is;
But more importantly, the phone number is 8294 5486

Glebe is about 4 km from Sydney city and 2 km from Central station and the practice has parking available and plenty of parking on the street outside.

Glebe Dental Emergency is a full service dental practice so just about any emergency or even day time services are available.

So, What is a Dental Emergency?

Any dental problem that requires immediate treatment in order to save a tooth, stop ongoing tissue bleeding or alleviate severe pain is considered a dental emergency.
A severe infection or abscess in the mouth can be life-threatening and should be dealt with immediately.

One interesting fact we discovered while reviewing the emergency dental niche, is that many people think that in an emergency, you can visit the local hospital emergency department. But that is not often a good or appropriate place to go.

We got this from the Glebe Dental Emergency website:

Can You Go to the Hospital Emergency Department to Have a Tooth Pulled?

Most hospital emergency departments are staffed by medical practitioners who have limited training in diagnosis and management of dental emergencies and may not have the facilities to do dental work. For that reason, patients may not receive timely or comprehensive management.

However, dental problems do often present to general hospital emergency departments rather than to dental practices so you should be aware that there may be delays in being attended to and these usually involve several hours of waiting time to see a doctor (medical practitioner) who is not a dentist.

A recent study showed that when a patient presented to an emergency department for dental issues, the diagnoses were generally made by the ED medical staff, and were therefore subject to the limitations in their knowledge. There was no on‐call general dental service available and patients with dental presentations at the ED were triaged in the usual manner by clerical and/or nursing staff and seen by ED doctors (medical practitioners), with qualifications and experience ranging from first year intern doctors to senior ED medical specialists.

So our advice is:
1. Check with your regular dentist to see what after-hours service they provide and get a phone number to call if you need it.
2. If they don’t have an after-hours service use this one: 8294 5486
3. Bookmark the website – it has plenty of click to call buttons so if you are on your mobile, a phone call is one click away.

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6 months ago

Fevers can point to a lot of things, but if it stays elevated for more than 24 hours, you should see the doctor.

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7 months ago

Don’t let sickness become an excuse not to brush teeth. Germs grow in the mouth so it’s more important than ever for your child to keep a clean mouth when they are under the weather!

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