Emergency Dental Care
If you have chipped or broken a tooth as a result of an accident or injury, it is very important that you see a dentist as soon as possible. The same goes for one or more knocked out teeth. The sooner you are seen by a dental professional the better the chances that the teeth could be re-implanted, depending on the severity of your injury.
Here are some of the steps an emergency dental appointment will cover:
A thorough examination of the injured area will be undertaken. This may include dental x-rays to determine the extent of the damage.
Depending on the severity of the pain, the area will be numbed with local anaesthetic.
The injured area will be sterilised to reduce the risk of infection.
The damaged teeth will be restored temporarily or permanently, depending on the case.
In severe cases the affected tooth may require extraction and implant treatment will be discussed.
If you require emergency dental treatment, you should ask to see a dentist as soon as possible. At our practice we offer appointments for all dental emergencies from toothache to lost or broken crowns, chipped teeth and fillings to abscesses, trauma, avulsed teeth and facial swelling. We can take care of your injuries to ensure you heal quicker and more effectively, ensuring that you avoid additional dental problems and complications in the future.
Preservation of remaining tooth structure.
Reduced risk of infection.
Improved long-term oral health overall.
Should you have a dental emergency during Practice hours, please telephone 01142661265 at your earliest opportunity to make an appointment. If you are calling out of hours, please contact NHS 111.
Out of Hours Dental emergencies for Practice Membership Patients At home or within 15 miles of your Sandygate Dental Practice,
When you are at home you should call your practice to access your dentist’s own emergency arrangements. In the unlikely event that your dentist’s emergency arrangements are not available or you are calling out of hours and you need to seek treatment elsewhere, you will be able to see a dentist of your choice or call the Scheme Helpline who will assist you in finding a dentist.
Away from home or more than 15 miles from Sandygate Dental Practice
If you are away from home or overseas you may see any dentist or call the Scheme Helpline who will assist you in finding a dentist. The British Consulate, your hotel, holiday representative or hosts may also be able to provide contact details for a dentist in the area.
Practice Membership Plan Dental Helpline numbers:
In the UK: 0800 525 631
Overseas: +44 1747 820841
Unfortunately, our surgeries are on the 1st floor and are not currently accessible to wheelchair users however, home visits for patients who cannot access the Practice may be available.
We offer large print information if requested. A hearing loop is available and there is disabled parking at the front of the building.
ICO Number: Z1946903