If you experience a dental emergency, we aim to see you as quickly as possible to help alleviate pain and offer any immediately necessary treatment.
For any out of hour’s emergency, contact the NHS emergency line on 111.
The following advice may help:
Knocked out tooth – Call us as soon as possible as we will see if we should reinsert the tooth only if we see you immediately.
In the meantime, hold the tooth by the crown (the shinier part) and rinse it gently without touching the other part of the tooth. You can put it in saline or some milk and bring it to us as soon as possible.
Injury resulting in bleeding – rinse your mouth with warm water and if there is any bleeding apply a clean handkerchief or similar to stop the bleeding.
Lost filling – from some shops like Boots you can get a hold of temporary fillings to place in the cavity as a temporary measure.
Lost crown – try putting it back in place with shop-bought dental adhesive.
Abscess – rinse your mouth with warm, salty water and apply a cold compress if there is any swelling. Ibuprofen or paracetamol may help minimise any pain.