We aim to provide our patients with a flexible service and we offer emergency appointments for patients who need urgent help. Whether you’ve broken a tooth or you’ve suddenly starting experiencing severe tooth pain, we will do our best to get you an appointment as soon as possible and ensure you feel comfortable.
Causes of dental emergencies
There are lots of different causes of dental injuries, from biting down on hard foods or objects and sporting injuries to trauma and falls. Patients may also require urgent treatment for severe dental pain and dental abscesses, which tend to cause throbbing pain and can also result in symptoms including fever and swelling.
What to do in an emergency
If you need to see an emergency dentist, call us and we will do our best to see you straight away. We can offer evening and weekend appointments in cases where help is required outside of normal opening hours. We can also provide advice over the telephone to help you to feel more comfortable while you make your way to the clinic.
What can be done for dental emergencies?
There are various methods and treatments that can be employed in an emergency situation. If a tooth is fractured, it may be possible to repair it with a new crown, while dental abscesses are drained and removed. If your tooth has been knocked out as a result of an accident or a sporting incident, we may be able to save the tooth if you are able to make it to the clinic quickly. It’s important to try and keep the tooth moist and to avoid touching the root. Try to keep the tooth in a container of milk or alternatively, hold it inside your mouth between the gums and the cheek (this is not relevant for children, as it poses a choking risk). When you see your dentist, they will assess you and determine the cause of your discomfort. They can discuss the treatment options with you and help to ensure that you are free from pain as quickly as possible.