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Dental Emergencies

There are some circumstances where it is important that you are seen by a dentist as soon as possible. Below is a list of dental emergencies that we will prioritise to ensure that you are seen promptly.

  • Facial Swelling - It is important that this is assessed and treated quickly, especially if it is spreading toward your eye or neck.

  • Dental Trauma - e.g. knocking a tooth out, falling off a bike and hitting face/teeth.  Depending on the severity of the injuries A+E may be more appropriate initially. 

  • Swelling/lumps on the gum or elsewhere in the mouth  - These can often be signs of infection.

  • Dental pain that cannot be controlled with over the counter pain relief - e.g. continuous acute pain from a tooth that is not eased with paracetamol or ibuprofen.

We are aware that dental emergencies do not always fall into clear categories. If you have a concern about a potential dental emergency, then please contact the practice and we will be able to give advice on the most appropriate action.  Call 01872 261999  

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