What counts as a dental emergency?

If you have an urgent dental issue it is important to know how to access help when you need it.

Our Practice is open and we have resumed face-to-face care. Due to the requirements around personal protective equipment and infection protection and control measures all dental practices are currently unable to see as many patients as before and may not yet be able to offer the full range of services due to increased infections, prevention and control measures.

If you need dental help or advice, please contact the practice via the phone first, rather than in person. You will be assessed  and may be given advice or offered a face-to-face appointment if needed.

Straight A&E

  • Facial swelling affecting vision or breathing, preventing mouth opening
  • Trauma causing loss of consciousness, double vision or vomiting.

Non- Urgent (may need to wait)

  • Loose or lost Crowns, Bridges or veneers
  • Broken, rubbing or loose dentures
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Broken, loose or lost fillings
  • Chipped teeth with no pain
  • Loose orthodontic wires

Urgent dental treatment

  • Facial swelling extending to eye or neck.
  • Bleeding following an extraction that does not stop after 20 mins solid pressure with a gauze/clean hankie. A small amount of oozing is normal, just like if you graze your knee.
  • Bleeding due to trauma
  • Tooth broken and causing pain, or tooth fallen out
  • Significant toothache preventing sleep, eating, associated with significant swelling, or fever that cannot be managed with painkillers.