Gosford Emergency Dental Care

Immediate Care for Unexpected Dental Dilemmas in Gosford and the Central Coast.


Responding to Dental Emergencies Promptly and Professionally

Dental emergencies don’t keep regular hours. They can be unexpected and sudden, often accompanied by pain or distress. At Coastal Dental, we understand the urgency and importance of timely care. Our Emergency Dental Service is a commitment to the Gosford and Central Coast communities, ensuring rapid and effective solutions for unforeseen dental problems.

Recognising a Dental Emergency

Not every dental issue necessitates immediate attention. However, knowing which situations require prompt care can make all the difference. Here are a few common emergencies:



Severe pain, especially if accompanied by swollen gums or facial swelling.
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Broken, Chipped, or Knocked-Out teeth

Result from accidents, falls, or sports injuries.
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Lost Fillings or crowns

Leave the tooth exposed and potentially painful.
Abscessed Teeth

Abscessed Teeth

Infections that lead to painful pus-filled sacs.
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Bleeding Gums

Especially if the bleeding is profuse or doesn’t stop after a short time.

Immediate Actions to Take

While professional care is paramount, there are steps you can take at home or on-the-spot to minimise pain or potential damage:

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Knocked-Out Tooth

Hold by the crown (not the root) and, if possible, gently rinse without scrubbing. If feasible, try to place it back in the socket. Otherwise, keep it moist with milk or a tooth preservation product.
Chips or Breaks

Chips or Breaks

Rinse the mouth with warm water and apply a cold pack to reduce swelling.


Rinse your mouth with warm salt water and gently use dental floss to ensure no debris is caught between teeth.

Coastal Dental’s Response to Emergencies

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Prompt Consultation

We prioritise emergency cases, ensuring that you are seen as soon as possible.
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Comprehensive Evaluation

Using modern diagnostic tools, we rapidly determine the cause and extent of the issue.
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Immediate Treatment

Addressing pain, preventing further damage, and setting a course for complete dental recovery.
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Post-procedure care advice to expedite healing and prevent complications.

Ready to Assist in Your Time of Need

Life is unpredictable, and dental emergencies can be a distressing part of it. With Coastal Dental’s Emergency Dental Service, residents of Gosford and the Central Coast can find solace in knowing that expert care is just a call away.

Every dental emergency is unique, but our commitment remains the same: to provide rapid, efficient, and compassionate care, ensuring your dental health is restored and maintained. In moments of dental distress, remember that Coastal Dental is here to guide and assist, ensuring that unexpected dental problems are addressed with the utmost proficiency.

So, whether it’s a sudden toothache in the middle of the night or a chipped tooth during a weekend game, trust Coastal Dental to be there with solutions. Your dental health and peace of mind are our top priorities.

Reach out to us for any dental emergency or if you have queries or concerns. At Coastal Dental, we’re dedicated to keeping the smiles of Gosford and the Central Coast bright, healthy, and pain-free, no matter the circumstances.

Aftercare and Further Treatment

Emergency dental care often involves immediate relief and temporary solutions. It might be essential to:

Schedule Follow Up Appointments

Schedule Follow-Up Appointments

To ensure optimal recovery or to implement permanent solutions, like crowns or implants.


Depending on the issue, antibiotics or pain relievers might be prescribed.
Dietary Adjustments

Dietary Adjustments

Soft foods and avoiding the injured or treated area can aid recovery.

Preventing Dental Emergencies

While not all dental emergencies are avoidable, certain precautions can minimise the risk.

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Regular Dental Check-Ups

Catching potential problems early can prevent more severe issues down the line.
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Use of Mouthguards

Especially during sports or rigors physical activities.
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Avoiding Hard Foods

Chewing ice, hard candies, or non-food items can be risky for your teeth.
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Not Using Teeth as Tools

Avoid opening bottles or tearing packets with your teeth.

Frequently Asked Questions

How quickly can I expect to be seen in case of a dental emergency?

At Coastal Dental, we prioritise dental emergencies. We aim to see patients as soon as possible, typically the same day, depending on the severity and nature of the emergency. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, it’s crucial to call us immediately so we can advise you and schedule a prompt appointment.

What should I do if I experience a dental emergency outside of your office hours?

If you have a dental emergency outside of our regular hours, please still call our office number. We provide guidance for after-hours emergencies, including instructions on immediate steps to take and how to seek urgent care. In extreme situations, especially if accompanied by severe pain or swelling that impacts breathing or swallowing, it might be best to visit a hospital emergency room.

Will my insurance cover emergency dental treatments?

Coverage for emergency dental treatments varies depending on your specific insurance plan. We recommend reaching out to your insurance provider for detailed information. However, our team at Coastal Dental will work with you to provide any necessary documentation and to help you understand your insurance benefits.

What if my tooth can't be saved after an injury?

While our primary goal is always to save a natural tooth, there are situations where the best course of action is extraction, especially if the tooth is beyond repair. In such cases, we’ll discuss replacement options with you, such as implants, bridges, or dentures, to ensure your smile remains complete and functional.

I'm nervous about visiting the dentist, even more so during an emergency. How do you manage patient anxiety?

We understand that dental emergencies can be stressful, and we’re dedicated to providing a calm and supportive environment. Our staff is trained to handle emergencies with the utmost care and empathy. Additionally, we offer sedation options for those who are particularly anxious, ensuring your comfort throughout the procedure. Your well-being and peace of mind are our top priorities.

We are here to answer any further questions you might have about our Emergency Dental Services or any other offerings. Coastal Dental is committed to serving the Gosford and Central Coast communities with expertise and compassion, ensuring your dental health is in the best hands.



(02) 43226617
12 Baker Street Gosford NSW 2250

Opening Hours

Monday: 7.30am – 5.00pm
Tuesday: 7.30am – 6.30pm
Wednesday: 7.30am – 6.30pm
Thursday: 8.30am – 6.00pm
Friday: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Saturday: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Sunday: Closed