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Emergency Dental FAQ’s

What should I do in case of a dental emergency?

In the event of an emergency, immediately call us on 0800 0368759 and schedule an appointment. Describe your emergency in detail so we can give you instant advice before your appointment.

How can I cure my toothache?

Immediately contact us on 0800 0368759 if you are suffering from a dental pain. Don’t wait to see if it will go away on it’s own. Take some household painkillers like Paracetamol or Ibuprofen. You should make sure that you read the label first and avoid going over the maximum dose.

I have a swelling, what should I do?

You should call us immediately on 0800 0368759 to schedule an urgent appointment so we can examine and advise you.

Usually, a swelling occurs because of an infection. A common dental infection is an abscess. Dental infections and abscesses occur because of a problem with a tooth.

Anti-biotics are not a solution for dental infections or abscesses because they do not help the tooth problem that originally caused the infection so the problem just reoccurs.

Dental infections are ultimately solved by dental treatment.

My wisdom tooth hurts

Pain, infection or swelling around wisdom teeth is common as they are growing or when they are stuck part way through.

Call us on 0800 0368759 and we will arrange to see you as quickly as possible. Hot salt mouth rinses or Chlorhexidine (Corsodyl) mouthwash may help you to ease the symptoms in the mean time.

My crown has fallen off?

Keep your crown safe and call us on 0800 0368759. The sooner we see you the greater the chance that we will be able to recement it for you.

My filling has fallen out?

Call us on 0800 0368759 to arrange an emergency appointment. We will aim to reseal the tooth with a temporary repair as quickly as possible before any symptoms start.

I have broken my denture?

Usually, a broken denture can be repaired. Never attempt to repair it yourself as this will cause more damage. Give us a call on 0800 0368759 for advice.

I have knocked my tooth out. What should I do?

Find the tooth. Handle it by holding the crown and avoiding the root. Rinse the tooth with clean water.

Preferably replace the tooth in its socket within 30 minutes of the injury.

Alternatively store the tooth inside a glass of cold milk.

Call us on 0800 0368759 to arrange an urgent appointment.

I have knocked my tooth loose

If the tooth is pushed inward or outward and is out of place, you should apply a light finger pressure to reposition it to its normal alignment. Do not force it into its socket. Use a moist tissue or gauze to hold the tooth in its place. Immediately see a dentist. Call us on 0800 0368759

I have a broken tooth

Don’t panic. Fractured teeth can usually be repaired very nicely.

Call us on 0800 0368759 for an appointment.

If it feels painful, try to avoid biting in that area or eating hot or cold foods until it is repaired.

We will get you out of trouble quickly

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Dr Ashley Davenport BDS MFGDP(UK)

I qualified as a dentist in 1995 and can honestly say that I have been doing a job that I love for t...

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Dr Catherine Myatt BDS MFGDP(UK)

Cath joined the practice as a dentist in 2002.  She and Ashley met on their postgraduate Vocational...

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Balsall Common
Coventry
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Last updated: March 23rd, 2019

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