Emergency Dental Care
If you've chipped or broken a tooth as a result of an accident or an injury, it can be a traumatic experience. It's very important that you see a dentist immediately, even if the tooth is just slightly chipped. If you have knocked out a tooth or several teeth, the sooner you are seen by a dental professional the better because there is a chance that the teeth could be re-implanted, depending on the severity of your injury.
It's very important that you keep the knocked out tooth clean and avoid handling the root. We do not advise you attempt to put the tooth back into the socket your self but seek a dental professional immediately and keep the tooth in water or wrapped in a wet towel. If the area is bleeding you can stem the bleed by biting down on a clean towel for around 15-20 minutes.
If you have a chipped tooth then your dentist may be able to smooth down the uneven edge and replace the missing part with a tooth-coloured filling. If you break a back molar then this may have to be replaced with a crown.
If you require emergency dental treatment, you should ask to see a dentist as soon as possible. At our practice we offer a same day service for all dental emergencies from toothache to lost or broken crowns, chipped teeth and fillings to abscesses, trauma, avulsed teeth and a swollen face. We can take care of your injuries to ensure you heal quicker and more effectively, so you avoid additional dental problems in the future.
We understand that having a toothache is a very unpleasant experience and that our patients need access to a dentist in the event of an unexpected emergency.
Below we will explain our emergency appointment system at TanYgraiG Dental and what you should do in the event of an emergency.
1: Call the practice on this telephone number: 01248 353 456 Our reception staff will be able to offer you advice. In addition to this, we have set aside appointments during each working day specifically for patients with emergency dental pain. At busy times, those appointments may have been taken, if this is the case then you will be offered the next available emergency appointment. If this is not convenient you will be offered an alternative emergency service.
2: If you have a dental emergency outside the practice hours you should telephone NHS Direct on: 0845 4647 for access to Out of Hours dental services. You will then be directed to an appropriate dental service near to you.