What is considered a Dental Emergency?
Any dental issue requiring immediate dental treatment that helps alleviate serious pain, stop bleeding, or save a tooth is considered a dental emergency. Also, any dental infections that can be life-threatening is also considered as a dental emergency.
Even though a dental emergency situation can crop up anytime, anywhere, here are some precautions that can be taken:
- Visit your dentist every six months for a routine check-up
- Always wear a mouth guard when playing any outdoor sports
- Avoid foods that are hard on your teeth
- Brush your teeth daily and floss everyday
If you’re experiencing any of the following, please get in touch with your dentist immediately:
- Severe pain in your mouth
- Broken teeth
- Broken Jaw or Jaw Pain
- Loose teeth
- Swelling or knots on the gums
- We offer Dental Emergency appointments to our patients in pain usually within 24 hours where possible.
- Even if you have not been to our practice before, and are looking for emergency dental treatment during our usual opening hours, we will do our best to help.
Out of hours
If you are a patient of the practice and have an out of hours emergency, please phone the practice and follow the instructions on the answerphone. If you leave a message, please include your telephone number so we can call you back. Please note that if we need to open the surgery out of hours, a charge will be made for patients who are not members of our Oral Care Plan.
Call: 01582 712 470
Members of our Oral Care Plan
Members of our Oral Care Plan who have a dental emergency when away from home have 24-hour access to a worldwide emergency helpline.
The numbers for this are:
UK: 0800 525631
Abroad: +44 1747 820841
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