Be reassured your emergency will be treated quickly
Accident or injury, your dental emergency is covered
Unless it’s absolutely obvious that you’re experiencing a dental emergency, you may be uncertain as to who to call to resolve your tooth, gum, or general mouth pain. As our Kent-based dental practice deals with dental emergencies, alongside general dentistry, and cosmetic appointments, feel free to get in touch with us. We will be able to assess your situation and set up an urgent appointment, regardless of whether or not you are currently registered with us.
Questions you are likely to be asked when you get in touch include whether an accident or injury that has impacted your teeth or gums has occurred and how much pain you’re in. The symptoms you present to us over the phone will determine how urgently you require treatment.
Although dental emergencies can be dealt with by calling 111, the appointment you’ll receive may not be with your regular dentist. This means that on top of feeling anxious about your situation, you’ll need to describe your symptoms to someone who doesn’t know your oral history. If you register with a dental practice that is in a position to deal with emergencies such as ours, there’s a better chance we’ll already be familiar with your teeth and gums.
We can help if a tooth has been knocked out
We can help if your braces have broken
We can help if you’re suffering from a tooth infection
Visit a dentist as soon as possible. To numb the pain until you can see the dentist, take over the counter painkillers and use ice on the infected area. If the infection is being caused by a wisdom tooth, you can rinse with salt water.
If wire is sticking out, or into your gums, this needs to be seen immediately.
Your patient journey
The nature of an emergency appointment usually means you require treatment fast. Your consultation with us will be over the phone, when you first get in touch. When we speak to you we’ll be able to assess the severity of the problem, and what needs to happen next.
Your treatment will either take place as soon as you can get into the surgery, if that’s what we advise, or it will be within a timeframe that’s appropriate for the problem you’re presenting. We’ll be able to tell you more when we speak to you.
Once emergency dental treatment has been provided, we’ll advise you of how to keep the area free from infection, how to safely manage any further pain, and of any follow up appointments that may be necessary.