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Emergencies

Emergencies

It does not matter how well we look after our teeth, sometimes emergencies occur when we least expect them.

We understand that you want to solve these problems as quickly as possible.

As an existing patient of the practice, if you are in urgent need of dental care please call the practice at the earliest opportunity during practice hours and we will aim to see you on the same day.

When the practice is closed please telephone 020 8905 4849 and follow the instructions in the recorded message.

Toothache advice

If you have toothache then you can phone the surgery and we will try our best to see you on the same day.
If we are closed and you want to wait until the surgery is open again then think about taking some painkillers.

It is important that the painkillers are suitable for you and do not interact with any other medication you are on. If you are not sure then please check with your local pharmacist who will be able to advise you.
Please make sure that you do not exceed the maximum dose of any painkillers you do take. Some people think that using oil of cloves or aspirin directly on the tooth is a good idea but this can result in burning the gum, so please don’t do that.

Teeth Knocked out

If you lose a tooth in an accident then it may be possible for a dentist to put it back in.
This is most likely to happen when playing sports so if you play regularly consider asking us about making a mouth shield for you to wear to protect you.

If you do lose a tooth then give the dentist the best chance of putting it back in by:

  • Holding the white part of the tooth, the part you can usually see and try putting it back in to your mouth.
  • If it is dirty then wash it in water or milk first
  • If you can put the tooth back in then hold it in place by biting on a handkerchief and see a dentist as soon as you can.
  • If you cannot put the tooth back in then keep the tooth clean in milk and come to the surgery if we are open.
  • If we are closed then call NHS Direct 0845 4647 or contact your nearest Accident and Emergency.
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