Emergency Dentistry

  • Prescriptions for pain management and infections
  • Repairs of a broken and sharp teeth
  • Treatment of injuries to the front teeth
  • Treatment of lost fillings
  • Tooth extractions
  • Initial treatment of an infected nerve
  • Wisdom tooth pain consultations
  • Costs start at $95

ACC Dental Trauma Providers

If you are experiencing dental pain or have a dental emergency, it's important to get help from a dentist as soon as possible. Bespoke Smiles Wanaka is a registered ACC provider.  We offer urgent emergency dental services to help get you out of discomfort or pain. If you’ve chipped a tooth, developed a toothache, had an accident or a lost filling, our experienced team are here to provide fast and effective care. We understand that dental emergencies can be stressful, which is why we strive to provide a calm and reassuring environment patients can count on when they need it most. 

What are the symptoms of an infected nerve in a tooth?

An infected tooth can cause significant pain and discomfort and if left untreated can lead to serious health problems. Symptoms of an infected tooth can include severe toothache, sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, swelling in the gums or face, bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth, fever, and swollen lymph nodes. These symptoms may indicate that the infection has spread to the surrounding tissues and bone, which can lead to more severe health issues if not treated urgently.

What is a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is any dental issue that requires immediate attention from a dentist to alleviate pain, prevent further damage, or save a tooth. Examples of dental emergencies include severe toothache or jaw pain, facial swelling, bleeding gums, knocked-out teeth, broken or chipped teeth, lost fillings or crowns, and abscesses. In some cases, dental emergencies may also involve injury to the mouth or jaw. It's important to seek prompt treatment for dental emergencies to prevent further damage, avoid infection, and relieve pain. If you're experiencing any of these symptoms or any other dental issues that concern you, contact the team at Bespoke Smiles Wanaka immediately for advice.

What happens on the day?

If you're experiencing a dental emergency, it's important to seek urgent dental care as soon as possible. When you book an emergency dental visit with a suspected infected tooth, broken or damaged tooth or trauma to the mouth from an accident, we will examine the area and take x-rays to help us determine the cause of your condition and offer options to get you out of pain and the area restored. Depending on the issue, time available and your budget, we may begin to treat an infected nerve, prescribe antibiotics, temporarily repair a damaged tooth or remove the tooth completely on the day. 

Payment options available

We offer a wider range of interest-free payment options to suit any budget and we offer free check-ups and cleans for teen orthodontic patients*. Individual service costs may vary. Costs can be found on our Services pages.


Learn more about dental conditions and treatments with Bespoke Smiles Wanaka.

What should I do if I have a dental emergency?

If you have a dental emergency, such as a toothache, broken tooth, or injury to the mouth, contact us immediately. We will provide guidance over the phone and schedule an appointment as soon as possible to address the issue.

Can a tooth infection be considered a dental emergency?

Yes, a tooth infection can quickly become a dental emergency, especially if the infection spreads to other parts of the body. Symptoms include severe pain, fever, swelling, and discharge from the gum.

Do I need to book an appointment if I have a dental emergency?

Yes.  You will need to schedule a time for a dental emergency appointment to ensure we are prepared for your arrival and don’t keep other patients waiting.  For urgent bookings please phone 03 443 1399

Can you provide permanent solutions to dental emergencies on the day?

When you book an emergency visit we focus on providing immediate relief of pain or discomfort. We may perform temporary fixes to alleviate pain or repair a sharp broken down tooth, however permanent solutions usually require additional appointments when more time is available and treatment plan and costs have been discussed.

How do I manage severe tooth pain before getting emergency dental care?

Rinse your mouth with warm saltwater, take over-the-counter pain medications, and use a cold compress on the outside of your cheek to reduce swelling.

What should I do if my child has a dental emergency?

In case of a dental emergency, such as a knocked-out tooth or severe toothache, contact us immediately. We will provide guidance and arrange an emergency appointment to address the situation promptly.