If you have dental pain, swelling, a broken tooth or have lost a filling and are a regular patient of the practice, please contact us on 01538 388822 for an emergency appointment.
Registered patients who are in pain will usually be seen the same day, where possible.
If you need an appointment to see an emergency dentist please contact our reception staff as early in the day as possible to ensure that you can be seen as quickly as possible.
Please do not panic as these can usually be restored. If the tooth is painful, avoid hot and cold foods. If there is pain try to avoid eating or biting on that side. Painkillers can often help. An early appointment is usually necessary to avoid further damage to the tooth and possibly the nerve inside. We can easily provide a temporary restoration and ensure it is pain free.
If you have a constant pain, this indicates there is something wrong that requires attention. Painkillers are usually necessary and if you are able to take them, Ibuprofen is usually best. If you are not able to take Ibuprofen, Paracetamol is recommended but be careful not to exceed the maximum dose. Please follow the written instructions given with any pain and relief you take. If in doubt please consult your Doctor, Pharmacist or Dentist.
This is usually caused by an infection and treatment will be required. You must contact the practice as soon as possible.
Please keep the crown safe, so it can be re-cemented for you. If the underlying tooth is painful avoid eating near it and drink tepid drinks only. It is essential that the crown is re-cemented as failure to do so can lead to further damage.
The tooth needs to be re-implanted as soon as possible. If you can, place the tooth back into the socket. If this is not possible, place it in some cold milk until you can be seen either by us or a local hospital emergency dental department. Do not place in water. Try not to handle the tooth root too much to protect the fibres around the root surface..
Broken dentures can usually be repaired relatively easily. Please resist the temptation to glue them together yourself as this often makes a repair very difficult. Please call the practice to organise the repair.