Although teeth are hard wearing and very strong, they are also vulnerable to injury, trauma and decay.
Common causes of dental pain include accidents/falls, sports injuries, trauma through fighting and abscesses caused by bacterial infections.
Dental injuries often come with pain; dislodged, chipped or fractured teeth and jaw injuries.
It’s a good idea to learn how to deal with an emergency situation as they can happen at any time and in any place. Emergency treatment is not usually necessary for a chipped tooth but if you are experiencing severe pain or it is gradually becoming worse, ring the Practice and ask to see a dentist as soon as possible.
For patients on our membership plan we are able to offer complimentary worldwide dental emergency cover allowing you to access dental care where ever you may be – please ask one of our team members for more details.>
If you lose a tooth, try to find it and store it in a glass of milk or hold it in between your cheek and gum (not advisable for children as they may risk swallowing it);
ring the practice as quickly as possible and one of our dentists may be able to save the tooth.
If you have suffered an accident and you either experience pain in your jaw or suspect that it may be broken, visit the nearest Accident and Emergency department.
If you have severe dental pain, call the Practice to arrange to see one of our dentists as quickly as possible; you may have an abscess, which requires urgent treatment.