Dental emergencies can happen at any time, day or night. At CAPI we know that in emergency situations it’s best to act quickly, which is why we always have a Dentist on call out of hours, during evenings and at weekends, to treat emergency patients and get them out of pain.
If you experience a dental emergency during practice opening hours (Monday to Friday 9am-5.30pm) please contact our Reception Team on 01892 617 467, and we will get you in to see a Dentist as soon as possible. Out of hours you can contact our emergency Dentist on 01892 240 240. They will either see you immediately or give you advice and arrange for an emergency appointment on the next working day, depending on your condition.
Often, the first symptom of a dental emergency is pain. Dental pain can be very difficult to bear as the mouth is very sensitive and full of nerves, and we will ensure that we get you out of pain as soon as possible.
There are many types of dental emergency, and they can affect patients of all ages, even those with excellent oral health. Injuries, for example from playing sport without a mouthguard, and accidents such as trips and falls can lead to teeth becoming broken, chipped or knocked out completely.
Bridges, braces, crowns, implants and other restorations can break or be damaged just like natural teeth, while dental abscesses often arise suddenly, causing swelling and severe pain. Whatever the nature of your emergency, please contact the Practice or the emergency Dentist as soon as it arises so that you don’t have to suffer any longer.
If you have put off visiting the Dentist because you are afraid of treatment, rest assured that we are fully experienced in treating nervous patients and have many ways in which we can help. Please visit our Sedation page for more information about how we can help nervous and phobic patients.
Whatever the nature of your emergency, we will not leave you in pain. If you require further treatment to completely correct a problem, we will book you in for a follow-up appointment to get your mouth back to full health.
What to do if you lose a tooth
If a tooth is knocked out, here are some tips to follow:
- Pick the tooth up by the crown (the top part). Avoid touching the root if possible.
- If you can put the tooth back in the socket, do so, but don’t force it.
- Alternatively, put the tooth in a glass of milk or keep it in your mouth beside your cheek.
- Contact the clinic, and bring your tooth with you.