What to do in an emergency

In the event of an emergency please call ……………… as soon as you can and we will endeavour to see you the same day.

We will see existing and new patients for emergency appointments.

If you have a toothache

Toothache can be extremely painful.  Until you are able to get an appointment with us we recommend that you ibuprofen (if your medical history allows it).  Ibuprofen is the best medication for toothache, however, if this is not possible then we recommend you take paracetamol.  It is important that you do not exceed the dosage stated on the back of the packet.

If you have a swelling

Swelling normally indicates an infection and for this antibiotics may be required.  Please contact us as soon as you are able to for an appointment.  If you are in pain then please take ibuprofen (if your medical history allows it) or paracetamol as directed on the back of the packet.  Please do not exceed the recommended dosage.

If you have broken a tooth

Avoid any hot or cold food or drinks if it is causing sensitivity.  Keep it as clean as you can and book an appointment with us.  We will be able to provide a temporary restoration.

If you have lost a crown

Keep the crown safe as we may be able to reverent it. Avoid any hot or cold food or drinks if it is causing sensitivity.  Keep it as clean as you can and book an appointment with us.

If you have knocked a tooth out

Call us as soon as this has happened as we need to try and reimplant this tooth asap.  Try to touch the root of tooth as little as possible as you could damage important fibres.  If you are able to, place the tooth in the side of your check safely and come to the dentist or local hospital immediately.  If this is not possible then place the tooth in cold milk. DO NOT place the tooth in water and DO NOT wash/clean the tooth with water.

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