To prioritise emergency dental treatment and to reduce the risk of virus transmission to you, our staff and the public.
Please note: We will remain open for telephone emergency advice only and to prescribe antibiotics if required in line with the current guidelines issued by the UK Government and Public Health England. We will continue to closely monitor the evolving situation and keep you informed. The health, wellbeing and safety of our patients, team and loved ones are our priority so please only call if it is a genuine dental emergency listed below.
What is a dental emergency?
Please do not hesitate to call the practice if you experience any of the above dental emergencies.
If you experience any of the following, go straight to A&E:
Non-urgent dental care that does not require urgent treatment:
Due to current lockdown advice, you may need to wait until normal opening resumes. Please call if you require any advice.
If you are self- isolating due to the COVID-19 pandemic and develop a minor dental problem (non-urgent dental care), there a few things than you can do at home to help. Below are a few ways to help you manage dental emergencies, until you are able to see us.
If you are experiencing sensitivity when eating hot or cold food, the following may help:
Other methods of relieving pain
Wisdom tooth pain
Most flare ups can be managed at home and last 5-7 days if you follow these steps:
Most ulcers heal on their own within 7-10 days are not an urgent emergency. To ease the symptoms:
Bleeding gums are NOT a dental emergency. Bleeding gums is usually due to gingivitis (swollen gums) or gum disease and will not stop until brushing improves.
Problems after extractions
Sometimes tooth pain can lead to swelling.
Lost filling, broken or fractured teeth
Lost crowns or bridges
Lost crowns do not need to be recemented urgently, unless it is visible or causing discomfort. If put back in incorrectly, further problems may develop
Problems with dentures
The above tips are to help you at home while you are self-isolating. If the nature of the problem changes or if you require further advice or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help.Back to Blog
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