Launceston Dental Clinic

Tooth Extraction in Launceston

Experiencing A Toothache?

Are you uncomfortable when eating or drinking?

Our toothache procedures aim to be precise & predictable

Achieve A Wholesome Smile

Consultation Is Key

We will talk you through the various available options first

Making It Last

Our procedures will have you chewing and smiling again in no time

Just A Pinch

We're the only dentist in Launceston that uses sedation such as laughing gas, though we also utilise local anaesthesia

Keep On Smiling

We try to make the procedure as pain free as possible for you, so you can carry on smiling afterwards

Highly Trained Staff

Our entire team received extensive training to ensure a safe procedure.

Smile Now, Pay Later

We offer many flexible payment plan options

5 Reasons To Choose Us


Consult and find solutions!

About Toothache

Emergency treatment for toothache

You may be able to cope with mild toothache with over-the-counter painkillers while you wait for a dental appointment, but a bad toothache can become agonising without prompt treatment.

If the pain you’re feeling from toothache is excruciating, it’s likely to be a serious underlying issue that’s causing it. This is when emergency dentistry is crucial to:

  • Provide pain relief.
  • Diagnose the problem.
  • Provide at least a temporary solution.
Crucial role of fillings

When toothache becomes an emergency

You may need emergency dental treatment for toothache if you have:

  • A tooth with a deep cavity. Cavities – small holes on a tooth surface – are caused by decay. Without treatment, this decay can penetrate into the central part of the tooth – the pulp chamber – and result in infection and persistent toothache
  • A broken tooth. A tooth that’s broken or cracked needs emergency treatment if the damage results in profuse bleeding and/or intense pain
  • A severe tooth infection. Pain from a dental abscess or other tooth infection often results in severe toothache that requires emergency dental care
  • Acute pain from a broken filling (or a filling that’s fallen out)
Signs that your toothache needs emergency treatment

Symptoms that your toothache needs emergency dental care include:

  • Swollen jaw: swelling around the jaw and neck may mean an oral infection is starting to spread to other parts of your body such as vital organs. This can lead to a potentially life-threatening situation.
  • Worsening pain: toothache that gets increasingly worse can indicate a serious oral issue like a dental abscess.
  • Pain from pressure: if a tooth hurts when you touch it or bite down on something, it might be a sign of significant decay.
  • Bleeding gums: blood coming from inflamed, swollen gums could mean you have periodontal disease.
  • Bad taste in the mouth: a persistent strange taste or odour in the mouth might be a sign of tooth infection.
How emergency dentists treat toothache

Some helpful tips in case of dental emergency

The type of emergency treatment you get for your toothache will depend on the issue that caused it.

Your emergency dentist will determine the problem with a full examination, and X-rays if necessary.

Treatment options generally entail:

  • A temporary or permanent filling.
  • Root canal treatment
  • Tooth extraction
  • Gum disease treatment
  • Prescription pain relief and antibiotics

Consult and find smiling solutions!



Feel free to contact us in case you have any more questions and we are happy to answer them the best we can.

Our team are trained to help you feel at ease from the moment you arrive in our practice. We know it can be a scary process, so we make sure we guide you through every step. And if need be, we can use sedation dentistry as we are the only dentist practice that offers sedation in Launceston.

Simply give our team a call and let them know what your goals are. They will take you step-by-step through what is required to revolutionise your smile.

At Pickup Bagshaw Dental we have very strict testing and management processes to ensure that our equipment is start of the art and suitable for our patients.


Every mouth and goal is unique. We live by the motto of providing affordable value to our clients. Once you come in for analysis, we will give you a full cost breakdown

That’s our job! We can do a full analysis of your mouth and suggest the most suitable solutions to give you that life-changing smile!

We take training VERY seriously here at Pickup Bagshaw Dental. We are constantly sending our staff to industry meetups, seminars and events so that they can be on the cutting edge

All of our customers trust their smile to us

From emergency, cosmetic, restorative to sedation – Pickup Bagshaw Dental provides every service to suit your dental needs.


Will Give You Clear Reasons to Smile Bright!

Not many dental practices can say they have over 70 years of combined experience in various dental fields, including general, preventative and restorative treatment.

In our warm and welcoming office, patients are given top-notch care and attention. We firmly believe in keeping our patients comfortable, informed, and empowered to choose their treatments.

Conveniently located in the Launceston CBD, we also have HICAPS/EFTPOS facilities available.

We help clients their smile problems

70 Years

Proudly serving Launceston for over 70 years, we're your trusted team of dental professionals you and your family can rely on


One of the few Launceston dental practices that use happy gas. We don't let anxiety stand in the way of giving you the smile you always wanted.

All Services

From emergency, cosmetic, restorative, general to sedation dentistry - Pickup Bagshaw Dental provides every service to suit your dental needs.


Our practice sees emergency patients if possible. Our caring ADA certified staff are dedicated to getting our patients out of pain ASAP!

Meet your doctors

We specialise in family and children’s dentistry and orthodontics.

Join our family here at Pickup Bagshaw Dental! Come meet our fantastic staff and sophisticated dentists and see why patients are raving about their experience. We welcome all new and current patients to explore the treatments and procedures that we offer.

Photo of Dr John Pickup

Dr John Pickup

B.D.S., F.I.C.O.I., F.A.S.O.
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Dr Tony Bagshaw


Dr Lisa


Dr John Rebenque


Tara Brooks



Monday 8:15am – 5:00pm

Tuesday 8:15am – 5:00pm

Wednesday 8:15am – 5:00pm

Thursday 8:15am – 5:00pm

Friday 8:15am – 5:00pm