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 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 and facial swelling. We can take care of your injuries, 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. If you think you need an emergency or urgent appointment, please call or email the practice between 8.30am and 10am. The reception team will ask you a few questions to enable us to determine the severity of your dental problem. A member of the practice team will review your dental problem and we will contact you with details of the most appropriate appointment for you. If you have a dental emergency after 10am please contact the practice for advice.
Out of Hours
If you have a dental emergency out of hours, please contact NHS 111.
Out of Hours Dental emergencies assistance is available for Practice Membership Patients.
If you are at home during working hours, please call us directly so that we can arrange an appointment for you.
If you are at home out of hours, or are more than 15 miles away from the Practice, please call the Worldwide Dental Emergency Assistance Scheme Helpline who will assist you in finding a dentist.
During normal UK working hours: 0300 303 5061
Outside normal UK working hours: 0808 169 8117
If overseas: (0044) 1691 887955
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.
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