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Emergency Dentist

We know that many dental problems can occur without warning
which is why we set aside time slots every day exclusively for emergency appointments. If you are in pain and have a dental emergency we will do everything possible to make sure you are seen promptly. You can help us by describing your problem in detail so we can advise you and make sure the dentist is aware of the situation.

You are welcome to book an emergency appointment even if you are not a patient of the practice but we will need to take some contact details.

If you have an urgent dental situation and the practice is closed you can call the emergency dental service on: 03000 333 224.

Advice

Advice

The advice below is for a number of dental emergencies. In each circumstance it is important that you ring the practice to make an appointment as soon as possible. If necessary, and not contra-indicated, you can take a recommended dose of Paracetamol, Aspirin or Ibuprofen.

Swelling

Swelling usually occurs due to a trauma or bacterial infection. A swollen area often feels painful to the touch and warmer than usual. It is important to phone the practice as soon as possible, because the swelling can increase rapidly. A faster diagnosis will allow us to determine the best course of treatment and prescribe appropriate painkillers and antibiotics if necessary.

Advice

Broken Crowns

If a crown falls off it is important to keep it in a secure place and take it with you to the practice, as we may be able to re-attach it.

Broken Denture

If your denture breaks it is important to keep it in a secure place. Do not attempt to wear them if it causes you pain.  Please do not try to repair them yourself as it may cause further damage. If it is a private denture it may be covered by our three-year promise, meaning replacement or repair would be free of charge.

Knocked Out Teeth

If a tooth has been knocked out you should be very gentle with it. Remove any dirt or debris by washing carefully in cold water, making sure not to disturb the fibres on the root surface. If you feel able, try to put the clean tooth back into its socket within half an hour of the incident, as this will offer the best chance of successfully retaining the tooth. If this is not possible, you can protect the tooth and prolong its lifespan by placing it in a container of cold milk.

Extruding Teeth

If the tooth is pushed out of place, you can apply light pressure to reposition it. Do not use excessive force as you might damage the socket. Wedge it in place by using moist cotton wool or tissue.

Broken Teeth

Whether the tooth has snapped or only has a hairline fracture it is important to visit the practice. If the tooth is painful then avoid eating or drinking hot or cold foods, or putting excessive pressure on it. Emergency Dental Care