If you've chipped or broken a tooth as a result of an accident or an injury, it can be a traumatic experience. It's very important that you see a dentist immediately, even if the tooth is just slightly chipped. And if you have knocked out a tooth or several teeth, the sooner you are seen by a dental professional the better because there is a chance that the teeth could be re-implanted, depending on the severity of your injury.
It's very important that you keep the knocked out tooth clean and avoid handling the root. In some cases you may be able to put the tooth back into the socket by biting down on a clean paper towel for around 15-20 minutes.
If you have a chipped tooth then your dentist may be able to smooth down the uneven edge and replace the missing part with a tooth-coloured filling. If you break a back molar then this may have to be replaced with a crown.
If you require an emergency dental treatment, you should ask to see a dentist as soon as possible. At our practice we offer a same day service for all dental emergencies from toothache to lost or broken crowns, chipped teeth and fillings to abscesses, trauma, avulsed teeth and a swollen face. We can take care of your injuries to ensure you heal quicker and more effectively, so you avoid additional dental problems in the future.
Complete the Emergency Dental Care form (on the right) and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
For registered Private, Practice Plan and Denplan patients telephone the emergency rota service on 07050 626271. The service is answered directly from 9am to 9pm. Patients can leave a message at any time. Private patients will need to pay an out of hour fee of £150 plus the treatment costs. Practice plan patients need to pay an out of hour fee of £150 plus the treatment fee and claim it back from the practice plan. There is a £20 excess fee for Denplan care patients. This service is only available to registered Private, Denplan or patients of this practice.
For NHS patients, please telephone the emergency dental service at St Richards Hospital on 01243 831790.