What is a Dental Emergency?
• Any facial swelling
• Uncontrolled bleeding after tooth removal
• Severe pain that is unresponsive to non-prescriptive painkillers
• Trauma resulting in a tooth being knocked out
• Trauma resulting in a sensitive part or the nerve of a tooth being exposed
In the above cases, a dentist will see the patient as a matter of urgency on the same day. In the case of a tooth being knocked out, immediate attention will be given to ensure the best possible outcome for the patient.
I’m a registered patient with a dental emergency, what should I do?
Call the practice as early as possible, preferably upon opening. The receptionist will give you an appointment that day. Please give the receptionist as much information as possible about the emergency.
My emergency has occured out of hours, what should I do?
We provide our registered patients with a 24 hour on call service. Call the practice and listen to the answer phone message. A mobile number of the dentist on call will be given. The dentist will arrange to meet you at the practice.
I’m not registered but have a dental emergency. What should I do?
We advise non-registered patients to call the dental advice line on 0845 45 65 990.
Out of hours emergencies should call G Dens 01224 558140.
However should your emergency happen during opening hours, provided we have available dentist on that day, we are happy to offer you an appointment.
If your condition does not satisfy the emergency criteria, please do not hesitate to contact us so we can advise you on how to manage your condition until you see a dentist.
Conditions can deteriorate into dental emergencies so please keep us informed so we can take the appropriate action to help you.