If you are experiencing dental pain, get in touch as soon as possible. We don’t want you to be in pain for longer than you have to.
Call our practice number during our working hours and we will aim to see you on that day. 95% of our patients are seen within two hours of making their initial call.
Out of hours care
If you need assistance while we are closed, you can reach an emergency dentist on 01625 599 001. We operate our out of hours service at unsociable times and days, including bank holidays (subject to availability). So whether it’s a loose filling, a chipped tooth or toothache, we are here to help so you can quickly get back to your normal self again.
What you can expect at your emergency appointment?
The dentist will diagnose your dental emergency and will provide you with treatment options that are most suitable to your dental needs. Most people are filled with anxiety when it comes to visiting the dentist, especially when they have a dental emergency or are in pain. We aim to put our patients at ease with our relaxed environment and extended appointment times, whilst providing the highest quality of dental care in the area.
What to do at home if you have an emergency?
There are steps you can take at home to make sure there’s as little impact to the rest of your oral health as possible.
You can take painkillers regularly to help relieve the pain. You can use paracetamol or ibuprofen, but please remember to follow the instructions on the packet. If unsure if you can take the painkillers, please consult your GP before taking them.
Lost filling or crown
Keep the restoration if you still have it. If intact, you can use over-the-counter dental cement (if you have access to it).
First rinse your mouth with warm water. If you have any pieces, keep them. A cold compress will help reduce any swelling and you can stop any bleeding with a piece of gauze pressed on the wound.
Knocked out tooth
We will be much more likely to save the tooth if you see us quickly. Hold the tooth carefully and avoid touching the roots – these are very delicate. Rinse your mouth gently with water to remove excess skin.
If you can, try to put the tooth back and make sure it is the right way around. If you can’t, don’t force it in as this could damage the tooth and the gum. Place it in some milk or water containing a pinch of salt.
Rinse your mouth with warm, salty water and apply a cold compress to ease any swelling. If you experience intense pain and swelling, accompanied by flu-like symptoms, you should give us a call and we will arrange for immediate assistance.