For any help or advice with dental emergencies during surgery hours, call us on 01423 503 428.
At Coppice View Dental Care we ensure that we are able to offer same-day appointments for emergency treatment. Our reception team will be happy to help and advise you.
Outside of normal surgery hours we participate in an on-call service where advice and emergency care is available to patients of the practice. The number for this is 0779 078 0512.
You are also free to contact NHS Direct on 0845 4647 to find out your nearest Accident an Emergency department that has a dentist on call, although these services are usually quite limited.
I have an emergency dental problem, what can I do?
You need to contact us as soon as possible (01423 503428); In particular we would class swelling, uncontrolled bleeding after extraction or a tooth being knocked out as urgent emergencies.
If it isn’t an emergency or if it’s impractical to contact us straight away you may be able to stabilise the problem until your appointment:
If you have a tooth that has been knocked out
Time is of the essence so you need to seek help from a dentist as soon as possible. If you can replace the tooth within 30 minutes there is a chance it may be okay. If you still have the tooth, firstly check that it’s clean. Try not to touch the root of the tooth (hold it by the “crown” – the part of tooth you can normally see), if it is dirty, clean it with saliva, milk or water. Replace the tooth firmly if you can and hold it in place, maintaining gentle pressure for as long as you can. CONTACT US AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
If you have toothache or other dental pain
There are many reasons for toothache or dental pain and your dentist will be able to help you with this. You should contact the practice as soon as you can for advice.
If you have lost a filling or broken a tooth
It may be possible to seal the cavity to stop things getting into the cavity until you can get in to see us. Try sugar-free gum, or cotton wool with clove oil if the tooth is painful. As with all dental problems, the longer it is left, the more difficult or complicated it can be to put things right again.
If a crown or bridge has come out
Clean the crown or bridge and see if it goes back in firmly. If it doesn’t feel snug then it is often safer to leave it out until your dentist has checked it. If it feels secure then you could try either a temporary cementation kit (such as a “Dentanurse” kit) or even a denture fixative to secure the crown/bridge as a temporary measure. Whilst a lost crown or bridge wouldn’t normally be classed as an urgent emergency it is important to seek dental advice as soon as possible.