Dental Emergencies

It can be hard to know what to do in the event of a dental emergency. We can help.

Examples of Urgent Dental Emergencies

Urgent dental emergencies are time-sensitive and need to be seen by a medical or dental professional as quickly as possible.

What is Considered a Dental Emergency?

Whether it’s an accident or a dental issue that was put off too long, there are different understandings about what constitutes a dental emergency. Some tooth or mouth damage requires immediate medical attention, where other incidents fall under non-urgent dental care, which can be seen by a dental professional during regular business hours.

In general, an actual dental emergency is an issue that requires immediate treatment to stop bleeding, save a tooth, address a life-threatening infection or alleviate severe pain.

Managing Your Toothache at Home

NHS England and the Department of Health have instructed dental practices to PRIORITISE URGENT TREATMENT where possible. The following guidance is to support you in helping manage minor symptoms at home.

Common Non-Urgent Dental Emergencies

Non-urgent dental emergencies may feel uncomfortable, but can likely wait for treatment until our practice is open.

Is There a Dental Issue You Need to See Us About?

When our patients are in pain or concerned that they are experiencing a dental emergency, we encourage you to give us a call during business hours on 01799 523500.