Our opening hours

Unfortunately, the surgery is closed to the general public until further notice following guidance issued by our governing bodies on the 25th March 2020. Our reception team will still be available to answer calls.  All patients requiring care will be triaged and contacted via telephone by one of our clinicians by appointment only. Where required antimicrobial prescriptions will be issued and we will discuss the arrangements for collection with you on the day.

What is classed as a dental emergency?

Swelling

Swelling around a tooth or is noticeable on the outside of the face.

Swelling affecting vision, normal breathing or preventing you from opening your mouth.

Bleeding

Persistent bleeding after an extraction which has not subsided after 15 minutes of applying pressure.

Bleeding caused by Trauma

Trauma

Loss of consciousness / blurred vision or vomiting go directly to A&E but notify your dentist.

Broken tooth causing pain due to trauma.

Pain

Pain which is uncontrolled with the use of painkillers or is teamed with any other emergency category issue.

Pain with an elevated temperature and or is affecting your sleep.

Dental Emergencies Advice

Toothache

  • Take regular pain killers if you need them
  • Good oral hygiene and reducing your intake of sugary foods will help to ensure that any decay will not get worse

Bleeding after an extraction

  • Bleeding responds well to pressure
  • Bite on a clean handkerchief firmly for 30 minutes.
  • If this doesn’t work call us on 01255 220322

Pain after extraction

  • Take regular painkillers
  • Rinse gently with salt water (a teaspoon in a medium glass of warm water) after meals
  • If the pain is getting worse after 3-4 days, call us on 01255 220322

Swelling

  • Take painkillers as needed
  • Use a hot salt mouthwash if the abscess is draining

Lost crown/veneer/post crown

  • Kits can be used to re-stick lost crowns and veneers at home
  • Good oral hygiene and a low sugar diet will help to prevent the tooth underneath from getting decayed

Lost filling/broken/fractured tooth

  • Emergency dentist kits can be bought to patch up the tooth at home
  • Take regular painkillers if you need them
  • Maintain good oral hygiene and low sugar diet to prevent any decay from occurring or existing decay from getting worse

Dentures rubbing or loose

  • Consider using a fixative for loose dentures
  • Seabond denture pads may also make a denture more comfortable or stable
  • Leave your denture out if it is too sore to wear

Bleeding gums

  • This is usually the result of gingivitis or gum disease
  • Your gums will not stop bleeding until your oral hygiene improves
  • Brush your teeth and gums twice a day, spending extra time on the ones that bleed
  • Invest in some interdnetal brushes or floss to clean in between your teeth

Ulcers

  • Use Bonjela on the area that is painful, before meals in particular
  • Maintain good oral hygiene
  • Take regular painkillers if needed
  • Rinse with salt water to prevent infection
  • Use Difflam mouthwash to help with pain, which can be bought from your pharmacist

Sensitivity

  • Teeth can be sensitive due to receeding gums, large fillings or decay
  • Try placing some Sensodyne or another sensitive toothpaste on the sensitive areas and leave it overnight
  • Use regular painkillers if you need them
  • Maintain good oral hygiene and limit sugar in your diet to prevent any decay getting worse