How do I know I’m experiencing a dental emergency?

Dental emergencies can happen to anyone at any time. If you think you are experiencing a dental emergency, you can call Innovative Dental Essendon. We will make sure you’re looked after, no matter if you’re an existing patient or a new patient.

We offer a same day dental emergency guarantee.

Signs of a dental emergency include:

  • Severe toothache
  • Chipped, cracked or lost teeth
  • Bleeding of the mouth and gums
  • Swelling of the jaw, face or gums
  • Numbness in the gums, face or jaw
  • Abscesses
  • Losing a crown or filling


Most dental concerns aren’t serious and can be left until your next scheduled appointment. However, the above symptoms can be a sign of serious infection or injury. If left untreated they could worsen or turn into a serious health problem. As a rule of thumb, if you’re unsure if you need an emergency dentist in Essendon, it’s good to get in contact for a professional opinion.

If your symptoms are severe, you need to make an executive decision and visit the emergency room. Injury to the face and jaw, including fractures, dislocations, serious cuts and lacerations will need urgent medical attention.

If you do need to visit the emergency room, please make an appointment with your dentist for any follow ups.

At the end of the day, you know your body best. If you’re really unsure whether you require an emergency dentist, it could be good to give us a call and we can assess your situation over the phone or book you in for an emergency appointment.

Dental Emergency and no health insurance? No worries! At Innovative Dental Essendon we offer a FREE dental emergency exam which includes one x-ray for anyone without health insurance.