Emergency Treatment

What should I do in an event of a dental emergency?

Please call the practice immediately so that we can arrange an appointment as quickly and conveniently as possible for you.

What should I do to help relieve a toothache?

If you are suffering from a painful toothache, something is wrong that requires attention. Contact us immediately to organize an appointment as quickly and conveniently as possible for you. Painkillers such as Ibuprofen or Paracetamol are recommended; do not exceed the maximum dose.

What should I do if I have swelling?

Swelling is often caused by an infection and should be treated without delay. Contact us immediately to receive treatment or antibiotics.

What should I do if I have fractured my tooth?

Fractured teeth can usually be restored so there is no need to panic. If the tooth is painful, avoid extremes of temperature (hot and cold)and avoid pressure (eating or biting on that side). Painkillers such as Ibuprofen or Paracetamol may help. Contact us to make an appointment at your earliest convenience.

What if I have lost a crown or bridge?

Crowns or bridges that become dislodged can often be recemented. Keep your prosthesis safe and bring it to your appointment. To avoid damage to the underlying tooth, contact us as soon as possible for an appointment.

What if I have knocked a tooth out?

  • The tooth needs to be re-implanted into its socket immediately. 
  • Try not to handle the tooth root to protect the fibres around the root surface. 
  • If possible, place the tooth back into the socket and splint in place with foil/silver paper. 
  • DO NOT place the tooth in water. 
  • If unable to re-implant tooth in the mouth, place the tooth in cold milk or on one side of the mouth between the teeth and cheek.
  • Contact us immediately

What if I have broken my denture?

Broken dentures can usually be repaired relatively easily. Please resist the temptation to glue them together your self as this often makes a repair very difficult. Contact us to organise the repair.