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We understand that problems with your teeth don’t run on the 9-5 clock and we do our best to respond to all emergencies, wherever possible. We keep at least one emergency appointment back each day and will always do whatever we can to see you as soon as possible so, if in doubt, please don’t wait – call the surgery.
If you need to be seen the same day please get in touch as early in the day as possible. In the case of an emergency out of hours, please telephone the number below and follow the recorded message instructions.
If treatment is deemed necessary, we will do our best to see you within 24 hours.
Emergency number: (01628) 620764
Out of hours emergencies: 0300 024 3251
In the meantime, depending on the dental emergency that you’re experiencing, there may be things you can do at home to help ease your pain and ease the situation.
Regardless of the emergency, one of the most important things to do is stay calm. When you get anxious your body triggers a number of responses that may make your emergency worse, so try your best to remain calm while seeking the assistance that you need.
The following are a list of suggested things you can do at home to help ease any pain or discomfort caused by a dental emergency:
- Dissolve a teaspoon of salt in a mug of boiling water and use it as a warm mouthwash to relieve irritation and reduce swelling
- If you have a tooth knocked out, put it in a glass of milk until you can get to your dentist. Try not to touch it unnecessarily and don’t use any cleaning products on it
- If you are experiencing pain surrounding one specific tooth, it is possible that something has gotten stuck between your teeth or inside the gum tissue
- Use a cold compress to help reduce swelling, numb irritation, and stop any bleeding that may occur
There are some preventative measures you can take too that will reduce the likelihood of another dental emergency in the future:
- Complete whatever treatment your dentist recommends for you. Dental problems only get worse with time. If you put off a filling, crown, or root canal, you are putting yourself at risk for unexpected pain in the future
- Brush and floss daily. A good oral hygiene routine will help keep your mouth healthy and your teeth strong
- Be careful when chewing on foods that are especially tough or chewy like hard bread, anything with hard pips like olives, and hard sweets
- Book regular hygiene appointments