Emergency Dental Care
If you have chipped or broken a tooth as a result of an accident or injury, it is very important that you see a dentist as soon as possible. The same goes for one or more knocked out teeth. The sooner you are seen by a dental professional the better the chances that the teeth could be re-implanted, depending on the severity of your injury.
Emergencies at 108 Dental
You can make an appointment in person or by telephone. When rearranging or cancelling appointments please contact the practice as soon as possible and at least 24 hours prior to the appointment. Failure to do so can result in charges.
IN AN EMERGENCY
At 108 Dental we completely empathise with patients who have a dental emergency. Whether it be pain that cannot be controlled by pain killers, an unexpected broken tooth, or a worrying swelling, we know how important it is to see your dentist quickly for your comfort and peace of mind.
During surgery hours, please contact Reception on:
Our reception team will be on hand to arrange the earliest appointment with your dentist for you.
We always try to see Emergency patients on the SAME DAY.
At weekends, we have an emergency number that you can ring between 10am-12am to speak directly with your dentist for help and advice. Please listen to our out-of-hours answerphone for details.
Here are some of the steps an emergency dental appointment will cover:
A thorough examination of the injured area will be undertaken. This may include dental x-rays to determine the extent of the damage.
Depending on the severity of the pain, the area will be numbed with local anaesthetic.
The injured area will be sterilised to reduce the risk of infection.
The damaged teeth will be restored temporarily or permanently, depending on the case.
In severe cases the affected tooth may require extraction and implant treatment will be discussed.
If you require emergency dental treatment, you should ask to see a dentist as soon as possible. At our practice we offer appointments for all dental emergencies from toothache to lost or broken crowns, chipped teeth and fillings to abscesses, trauma, avulsed teeth and facial swelling. We can take care of your injuries to ensure you heal quicker and more effectively, ensuring that you avoid additional dental problems and complications in the future.
Preservation of remaining tooth structure.
Reduced risk of infection.
Improved long-term oral health overall.