Contact us for an emergency appointment so we can diagnose and treat the cause of the pain as quickly as possible. We keep emergency appointments available every week day for new and current patients.
In the meantime, take some painkillers e.g. Paracetamol or Ibuprofen. You should make sure that you read the label first and avoid going over the maximum dose.
DO NOT be tempted to place a tablet next to the painful tooth. This does not relieve the pain and can cause a tissue burn.
Contact us for an emergency appointment. Swelling usually occurs because of an infection. The infection may be in a tooth or in the gum. Your dentist will examine the painful area, probably take an x-ray and may prescribe antibiotics. You will normally need further treatment to rectify the dental problem.
Contact us for an emergency appointment. The treatment of a fractured tooth depends on how severe it is. Do not panic, because it is easy to restore a fractured tooth. If it feels painful, avoid biting on the tooth and avoid hot or cold food and drink.
Crown fallen off / broken
Keep your crown safe and bring it to the practice so that we can re-cement it. Occasionally it may not be possible to re-fix it, in which case we will discuss the options with you, but we will always try to provide a temporary covering for the tooth.
Bring all the pieces to the practice so that we can arrange to have the denture repaired. An impression of your mouth may be needed, in which case you will need an appointment with a dentist.
Tooth knocked out
Keep calm! Find the tooth and pick it up by the crown (the white part). Avoid touching the root.
If the tooth is dirty, wash it briefly (10 seconds) under cold running water and carefully put it back into the socket. Bite gently on a handkerchief to hold it in position. If this is not possible, place the tooth in a glass of milk. The tooth can also be transported in the mouth, keeping it between the molars and the inside of the cheek. Avoid storage in water.
Tooth pushed out of place
If the tooth is pushed inward or outward and is out of place, you should apply light finger pressure to reposition it to its normal alignment. Do not force it into its socket. Use a moist tissue or gauze to hold the tooth in its place.
Contact us for an emergency appointment.
What to do – Daytime. Please contact us on 01424 731753. We hold dental emergency slots in the AM & PM every day. We will try our best to see emergency patients as soon as possible.
Out of hours – dental patients only. Please call 01424 731753 and follow the answerphone instructions.