If you’re having a dental emergency of any sort, it’s best to call us immediately and we’ll arrange an appointment to see you as soon as possible. In the meantime, follow the suggestion below for pain relief and to minimize any further damage.
I have a toothache, what should I do?
Call us. Pain indicates there is a problem that requires prompt treatment. In the meantime, painkillers such Ibuprofen or Paracetamol may be used to ease your pain but be sure to follow the dosage instructions.
What if I have knocked a tooth out?
To maximise the chance of saving your tooth, treatment should ideally commence within an hour of the trauma, so call us immediately and follow these steps: Try to place the tooth back into the socket yourself and keep in place with alfoil. Alternatively, place the tooth in cool milk or on one side of your mouth between your teeth and cheeks. If you can, try to avoid handling the tooth root to protect the fibres around the root surface and don’t place the tooth in water.
I seem to have some swelling?
That may be a sign of infection. Best give us a call so we can make a diagnosis and commence treatment. Antibiotics may be needed.
What should I do if I have broken my tooth?
Firstly, relax – broken teeth can usually be restored. Secondly, call us – we will do our best to see you as soon as possible. In the meantime, avoid using the tooth and if you’re experiencing pain, painkillers such Ibuprofen or Paracetamol are recommended but be sure to follow the dosage instructions.
What if I have lost a crown?
Get in touch with us straight away and make sure to keep your crown safe so it can be re-cemented as soon as possible to avoid tooth damage or the need for root canal treatment.
I’ve broken my denture!
Dentures are usually quite easy to repair and as tempting as it may seem, please don’t try to repair them yourself. Give us a call, we can recommend a technician who will be only too happy to help.