Get to the dentist ASAP! We can relieve your extreme dental pain in one visit most of the time. It depends how far advanced the problem is.

If we are closed please call the Emergency Dentist Number. 0473374166.

This only works if you can get it into the hole where the decay is.

Remove all food from the area using the toothbrush and floss. Do this frequently. Use mouthwash. Avoid sugar. If the dentist is closed, rely on pain relief medication such as ibuprofen (Nurofen) or paracetamol. The limit is 2 tablets every 4 hours of each medication. The suggested dosage (if you are able to take this medication) is to take 2 ibuprofen, then in 2 hours take 2 paracetamol, then in 2 more hours take 2 ibuprofen, then in 2 hours take 2 panadol. This is for extreme pain until you can get to the dentist. Ibuprofen works well if the dosage is kept up every 4 hours, to stay on top of the pain. Oil of cloves can relieve pain if the hole is open to the oil, but will not work if there is no visible cavity. Do not put aspirin on the tooth as it can burn the gums. Apparently raw garlic into the cavity eases the pain too.

Severe infections (swelling, redness, feeling ill, pain) need to be treated at the hospital ASAP if a dentist cannot be seen.

Lismore Base Hospital 0266218000. Ballina Hospital 0266862111.


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Bytes Dental Ballina
Ballina Central Shopping Centre 
T26/44 Bangalow Rd

Ballina NSW

SEE MAP 02 6681 6680

Bytes Dental Lismore
6/14 Pleasant St
Goonellabah NSW

02 6624 7068

Open 6 days 

Monday 9am-5pm

Tuesday 9am-6pm

Wednesday 9am-5pm

Thursday 9am-8pm late night

Friday 9am-5pm

Saturday 9am-4pm

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