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Emergency Dentist

Woman with mouth painDental emergencies can be both scary and painful. They may range from a sore tooth that developed over the last several hours (or days) to biting down on something and feeling an immediate crack. When it comes to emergency dentistry, it’s best to be seen as soon as possible. We commit to do everything we can to get you out of pain or discomfort quickly so that you can get back to normal.

Weekends – Saturday – Sunday

If you need an emergency dental appointment on a Saturday or Sunday, you can call us, or book online.
Sunday appointments do require a $200 non refundable deposit to confirm the appointment, which is applied toward the cost of your visit. Sunday have a $50 surcharge per patient.

What to Do If You’re in Pain

Contact us immediately. In most cases, we reserve emergency appointment spots throughout the day. We can almost always see you on the day. If you’re experiencing an emergency during the evening or when our office is closed, contact us for an emergency appointment through our online booking tool.

It’s our mission to alleviate your discomfort as soon as possible. Perhaps that means some type of interceptive care or beginning restorative treatment during your emergency appointment. We will present the best options available so that you always know what your choices are.

Types of Emergencies We Frequently See

Here are some of the most common dental emergencies we observe:

Toothaches – Tooth pain can range from mild to severe and occasional to consistent. We recommend taking an anti-inflammatory and rinsing with warm salt water then contact us straightaway.

Broken or Knocked-out Teeth – Act quickly. For best results, get to our office within the next hour. Broken or knocked-out teeth are best repaired within the first two hours. If you’re able to locate the missing fragment or tooth, store it in a sealed container and cover it with milk, contact solution, saline or tap water (with a pinch of salt). Fully avulsed teeth should be handled by the crown and not the root; if desired, you can attempt to gently place it back into the socket.

Abscesses – Abscessed teeth typically cause small to large areas of swelling and drainage along the gums, near the root of the infected tooth. They are often the result of cracks or untreated tooth decay. Some abscesses are quite painful while others do not hurt at all.

Broken Dental WorkFillings breaking out, crowns falling off and loose dental bridges are not uncommon in extremely old restorations. Do not bite or chew on that side of your mouth. Request an appointment at your earliest convenience. If your crown or bridge falls off, bring it with you to your appointment.

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Paying for Emergency

Accessing emergency dental treatment is something everyone should be entitled to. We don’t want our patients to have to worry about the cost of going to the dentist, especially if they don’t have access to private health insurance. There’s no need to suffer in silence.    We now offer both Saturday and Sunday appointments for your dental Emergency.

We offer flexible payment plans on all treatment plans, whether large or small. Options are available for everyone, with immediate access to care and fixed monthly payment plans. That way you can start treatment straightaway without enduring unnecessary discomfort.

Contact Us

Do you have a toothache or broken tooth? Are you or your child in pain? Contact Lara Family Dentist now to request an emergency appointment – even on weekends.



Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.


Emergency Dentist on Sunday Lara, Corio VIC | (03) 4224 3000