What to do if you have a dental problem

If you have a dental problem please call us as soon as it arises and we will do our best to see you and solve the problem.

Dental emergencies fall into 3 categories. Please find below some advice for what to do if you have a dental problem.

Emergency Care: Urgent Care: Routine care:
Contact us and we will arrange for you to be seen for assessment within 60 minutes We will arrange for you to be seen for assessment within 24 hours, but do call back if situation worsens We will arrange for you to be seen for assessment within 7 days, but do call back if situation worsens
  • Swelling
  • Severe pain
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Bleeding that won’t stop
  • Trauma
  • Knock out adult tooth
  • Knock out baby tooth
  • Sensitive broken tooth
  • Pain keeping you awake
  • Rough broken tooth
  • Lost filling or broken tooth with no pain
  • Lost crown from a tooth
  • Mild pain controlled by painkillers

Are you in pain from your mouth?

If so:

  • Avoid that makes the pain worse e.g. hot or cold foods
  • Ice around the tooth may help to relieve it
  • Lie propped up if it is worse lying down
  • Use painkillers that you have used in the past, that work for you without any side effects. ALWAYS follow the directions on the packet and look out for precautions if you have medical conditions. Any Pharmacist will advise you on this.

Are you bleeding after a tooth has been taken out?

Please refer to our Post extraction advice sheet