EMERGENCY DENTAL CARE
"WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEETH CAN BE UNPREDICTABLE SO WE WILL ALWAYS TRY OUR BEST TO HELP"
To be available at your time of need is one of our fundamental goals. Our clinic times are designed around your busy schedule hence we are open late evenings and at weekends.
If you have not visited before there will be a new emergency examination fee of £72.00. This will include any small radiographs required but not include any treatment.
Any additional work that would need to be carried out on the day or later will be explained to you, including all the costs and options before we proceed.
To book an emergency consultation please contact us via phone or email.
Top Ten Tips
1) Try to contact us as soon as possible when you have pain. Your best chance of being seen on the same day is contacting us first thing in the morning.
2) We aim to see all of our registered emergency patients on the same day within normal working hours. Our answering service will provide emergency contact information also.
3) If your emergency is outside of normal working hours and you need to be seen urgently please contact our practice for our on call mobile number. Failing this NHS 111.
4) If you require pain killers sometimes visiting your local pharmacist is the best option as they can guide you as to what might be best suited for you and why.
5) Try to avoid visiting A&E unless you have a large swelling spreading over your face, high temperature related to infection, difficulty breathing or swallowing.
6) Sometimes temporary filling kits from Boots and Amazon can be helpful but do not use anything that is not meant for the mouth like superglue.
7) Try to attend for regular hygiene and dental exams so potential issues can be prevented. Maintain your normal cleaning routine as best as possible.
8) If your gums are sore warm salty mouth rinses or corsodyl daily can be helpful. Make sure you floss and clean in between your teeth.
9) If you play sports or grind your teeth try to wear a guard or retainer to protect them from fractures.
10) Please do not try and perform your own dentistry - always seek the help of a dental professional.
We try to limit prescribing as much as possible in dentistry in order for you to avoid developing a resistance to the medication. This means that in the future should you need them, their potency in helping may be greatly reduced. We aim to follow the guidance from the Royal College of Surgeons. They can be helpful for acute and chronic infections but we normally explain to patients that if there is an underlying cause for the infection, then this must be dealt with as soon as possible.
Avoid alcohol when taking any antibiotics. If you develop a reaction, stop and consult your doctor for advice.
If you are pregnant or have liver or kidney problems please inform your physician beforehand.
Be aware that some antibiotics can reduce the efficacy of oral contraceptives.
If you have an existing medical condition that requires antibiotic prophylaxis, we will need a written letter from your medical physician citing this.
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