If you are experiencing a dental emergency, call us immediately. If the clinic is closed and you are experiencing a severe emergency such as bleeding or swelling, please visit your local hospital. We will always make every effort to make time to help patients in need of emergency dental care.
Unfortunately, life doesn’t always go to plan. However careful you are with your teeth, accidents can happen to anyone.
If you have a dental emergency like a broken tooth or a severe toothache, we are here to help.
There are also some important steps you should take if you are faced with a dental emergency. It is important to ensure your teeth are checked by your dentist even if your pain subsides and your bleeding stops.
Additional appointments may be required depending on the long-term treatment you agree with your dentist.
Here are some of the most common types of dental emergencies that we see in our practice:
We understand that toothache can be very painful and distressing. To reduce pain until you can see your dentist, you can try:
If you experience severe pain, see your dentist urgently.
In cases of a broken or split tooth, follow these steps:
If you have a missing tooth due to trauma, always try to find it. When you do, hold it from the crown and do not touch the root. If it is contaminated with soil, rinse it gently with milk and try to put it back in its original place. Contact us urgently.
If you are unable to do this, keep the tooth in milk and contact us as soon as possible. The tooth needs to be replaced in less than half an hour to give you the best chance of retaining it.
If you see teeth have moved from their place but are still attached to the gum, again contact us quickly. We may be able to move them back into place.
If your crown or tooth cap becomes loose or falls out, you should:
If you experience any kind of dental emergency, it is important not to panic. Act calmly and quickly, call us for help and come in for a check-up even if you are not in pain.
Please contact us if you experience a dental emergency.