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We make time available to see people suffering with dental emergencies. These are available to anyone, whether you are a regular patient with us or not.

Please contact the practice as soon as possible after we are open. If you have an urgent dental problem please ring early. We will try to accommodate you as soon as possible on the same day if possible. However, it is more likely that an appointment will be offered for the next working day.

If you require emergency dental treatment outside of practice opening hours, please contact NHS Direct on telephone:0845 602 0703

Top tips for common emergencies
    If your tooth is knocked out:
  • Try to find the tooth.
  • Call the surgery to arrange an emergency appointment.
  • Remove any dirt or debris from the tooth by rinsing gently.
  • To avoid damaging the socket, don't try to replace the tooth in the gum.
  • Keep the clean tooth in the inside of your cheek - or wrap it a clean cloth and store it in a container filled with milk.
  • A tooth can be re-implanted within half an hour of the injury - so go to the surgery as soon as possible.
    If your tooth is pushed inwards or pulled outwards:
  • Call the surgery to arrange an emergency appointment
  • Gently reposition the tooth with your finger - but don't force it back into the socket.
  • Use a moist tissue, or gauze, to gently hold the tooth in place.
  • A tooth can be re-implanted within half an hour of the injury - so go to the surgery as soon as possible.
    If your tooth is broken:
  • Call the surgery to arrange an emergency appointment.
  • It's crucial that your dentist assesses the damage and decides on an appropriate treatment within half an hour of the injury - so go to the surgery as soon as possible.
  • Minor fractures can be repaired using a sandpaper disc or a composite restoration.
  • Moderate fractures can be restored with a crown.
  • Severe fractures can't always be restored but they can be replaced by an artificial tooth.
    If your mouth, cheeks, lips or tongue are injured:
  • Clean the wound immediately.
  • If your tongue is bleeding, gently pull it forward and use gauze to place pressure on the wound.
  • Go to hospital for treatment as soon as possible.
       
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