Toothache for Xmas ? No need to worry – we are open throughout the Xmas break.
Our Smales Farm (Takapuna) and Eastridge (Eastern Bays) practices are open from 9am – 4pm daily. We are closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day. We are back to normal hours on the 9th of January. If you need to book an emergency or urgent appointment you can call Smales Farm on 094109971 or Eastridge on 095212021 or book online. We ask for your patience over this busy period and we will endeavour to get you sorted as quickly as possible. Merry Xmas and a happy new year from the team at Tooth Co.
The Tooth Company Smales Farm and The Tooth Company Eastridge are Auckland’s leading emergency dentist practice, open 7 days a week and 363 days a year. We are one of the only North Shore dentist or Auckland dentist open public holidays.
Our highly trained team of emergency dentists can deal with any dental emergency or accident such as toothache – a broken tooth – a dental abscess – chipped teeth – trauma – facial swellings or painful wisdom teeth. Smales Farm in Takapuna has quickly become a hub for after hours healthcare in Auckland. We work closely with and are next to North Shore Hospital, Shorecare Accident & Medical, and Shorecare Pharmacy.
Eastridge in Mission Bay is The Tooth Company’s newest dental practice and is also open for any dental emergency. The Tooth Company is ACC dental affiliated and is also an affiliated Southern Cross Healthcare provider. We understand a dental emergency can be a stressful situation, we ensure our dentist will look after you throughout the appointment. All new patients are welcome to the practice, including visitors holidaying in New Zealand. We are happy to send any records back to your regular dentist should you request it.
If you need to see an Auckland emergency dentist, then make an appointment today or contact us with any questions about a dental emergency – we are always happy to have a chat and offer our help. Book online or call us now Smales Farm 09 410 9971 or Eastridge 09 521 2021.
Toothache is a very common condition and can be very painful. Toothache occurs when the nerve inside the tooth becomes infected. This can occur from holes in the teeth, deep fillings and cracks. All of these act as a pathway for bugs to enter the nerve of the tooth.
There is always an underlying cause of toothache and it is important to correctly diagnose this cause before any treatment starts. The two most common treatments for toothaches are to either remove the tooth or remove the nerve from the tooth. These treatments are performed with local anaesthesia and sedation is also available.
A broken tooth is a very common condition. Teeth often break from being overfilled and/or having decay in the tooth and/or having existing cracks. Teeth break in different ways from simple chips of the enamel through to a full split of the tooth. It is important to see your dentist when a tooth breaks as they are often very treatable caught early.
Treatment can vary with broken teeth. For small chips at times all that is required is a smooth of the sharp edge or a small white filling. For large fractures/breaks often a crown is recommended to protect the remaining the tooth and to prevent this from fracturing.
If dental decay or infection goes untreated, it can advance towards the tooth’s nerve in an inflammatory response, cutting of the blood supply and killing and infecting the tooth’s pulp.
Alternatively, if the tooth receives a hard knock such as a sports injury or a fall, the blood supply at the root’s tip can be severed causing the pulp to die.
The resulting infection can lead to puss developing around the root of the tooth and lead to a dental abscess.
Treating is usually either extraction of the infected tooth or a root canal treatment to clean out the infected nerve. Both procedures we use a lot of local anaesthetic to ensure a painless treatment.
Wisdom teeth are the last 4 teeth to come through into the mouth out of the 32 adult teeth. They tend to appear in the later teenage/early adult ages. When there is not enough room in the mouth to accommodate the wisdom teeth they can become twisted, tilted or displaced when trying to emerge. Often you may be unaware that you have impacted wisdom teeth, as they don’t always show symptoms. The pain associated with impacted wisdom teeth is a condition called pericoronitis where by the gum around the wisdom tooth gets infected and inflamed.
“I have been a loyal customer for many years, very impressed with the service. Neither I nor my kid are scared of going to the dentist anymore. We love Dr Susan Stewart and would recommend the Tooth Company to everyone.”
“The Tooth Company is the only dental practice I haven’t found terrifying. It’s atmosphere is more relaxed spa than clinical scary dentist. The staff are all incredibly calm and caring, and exceptional at what they do. I no longer have to feel nervous going to the dentist or the hygienist, in fact I look forward to my visits!”
“Wow wow wow, this place is absolutely incredible. Very amazing team, everyone always smiling and extremely happy all the time. They always ask if you are okay, give you a few seconds every now and then to swallow and overall take their time with you and explain everything so well.”
"Thank you The Tooth Company Eastridge. I have recently had three tooth procedures at this state of the art, dental practice. Each tooth required root canal work including the first which required an emergency procedure during lockdown. While James Stone was my principal provider I was also seen by Tom and Rebecca. I can not recommend them highly enough. All the staff, including those on reception and assisting the Dentists, are up-beat, helpful and well informed. I received reassuring, clear and concise information regarding my dental health. I am now a permanent patient with James Stone and have no hesitation in recommending this Dentist Practice should you be searching for a new highly competent Dental Practice."
"Epic place, wouldn't go anywhere else. Have had 2.5 hr full mouth dam 4 cavity treatments that I fell asleep during, they were so gentle. Another time I had been stressed from work and couldn't breathe or swallow and so started crying, but they were so careful and the hygienist sat there sweetly dabbing at my tears with a tissue the whole time. Hold your hand and distract you gently if they can see you're afraid of needles kind of thing."
"James Stone is an excellent dentist. Highly competent, highly communicative and conscientious. He is very much up-to-date with all the latest dental matters. James focuses on making sure your teeth are healthy as well as ensuring they look good and goes the extra mile to make sure this happens. A very nice caring dentist! Fair pricing."