Emergency dental care

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From toothaches to locked jaws, abscesses and bitten tongues, at The Dental Surgery, our emergency dentists and specialists can look after you and help solve your emergency dental problem.

We can help with these dental Emergencies

  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Bitten lip or tongue
  • Broken jaw
  • Knocked out tooth
  • Toothache
  • Broken crowns
  • Abscess/ infections
  • Broken Orthodontics
  • Excessive oral bleeding
  • Emergency dentist costs

    People are always concerned about the charges that go with emergency dental appointments.

    At The Dental Surgery we guarantee that normal dental treatment fees apply, even when you see our emergency dentists.

    A full emergency dental treatment plan and quotation will be included where further treatment is required.

    It is likely you will need immediate treatment to solve your emergency dental problem.

    We have listed some immediate advice below, to help until you are able to see an emergency dentist.

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What to do if you need urgent dental care

  • Broken tooth

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    For chipped, damaged, or knocked out teeth and displaced crowns:

    Rinse your mouth with warm water to help relieve the pain. You can use a cold compress to reduce any swelling.

  • Bitten lip or tongue

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    If you bite your lip or tongue:

    Apply a cold compress to the inside of your mouth to reduce the swelling. If you cannot stop the bleeding, you may need to visit your closest A&E department as you may need stitches.

  • Broken jaw

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    For a broken jaw:

    Apply a cold cloth, or preferably a frozen element wrapped in a tea towel to ease the swelling.

    Remember, an injury or accident involving your jaw may mean you need to attend your local hospital.

  • Knocked out tooth

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    If your tooth has been knocked out, There is a chance that we can save it!

    To help preserve the tooth:

    If you still have it, gently lift it up by its crown and give it a careful wash.

    Leave any remaining gum tissue and if you can, put the tooth back in the empty socket.

    If this isn’t possible, preserve the tooth in a container of milk  or the inside your mouth against your cheek until you get to the dentist.

    The sooner you call The Dental Surgery to arrange an emergency appointment, the better chance we have of saving your tooth.

  • Toothache

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    For a toothache:

    A toothache can usually be a sign of dental infection.

    Gently clean and floss your teeth to remove any food that might cause infection and rise with warm water.

    A specialist mouthwash can work to stop surplus bacteria. Painkillers can sometimes lessen the pain of sore teeth and gums, but you should not let them rest on your gums because it can cause the gum tissue to burn.

    DO NOT solely rely on painkillers for dental pain, this allows more time for the infection to spread.

    Contact us at The Dental Surgery as soon as possible so we can help treat and stop the spread of infection.

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