If you have a dental emergency such as pain, swelling, broken teeth, lost fillings or loose crowns,
please contact us and we will be happy to solve your problem.

Please telephone our reception staff as early as possible so as we are able to see you on the same day.

We also offer an out-of-hours emergency service. If you have a problem outside normal surgery hours
please call: 07960 578608.

One of our dentists will take your call and will offer you advice. If it is necessary, we will re-open the surgery so that you are able to be treated.

Please note that this service will incur a call out charge of £150.
This service is heavily subsidised for members of The White House Dental Care Plan .

What to do in the case of a cut or bitten tongue, lip or cheek

Apply ice to any bruised areas. If bleeding, apply firm but gentle pressure with clean gauze or cloth. If bleeding does not stop after 15 minutes or it cannot be controlled by pressure, go to the Accident and Emergency Department at your nearest hospital. take the child to a hospital emergency room.

What to do in the case of a knocked out permanent tooth

Find the tooth. Handle the tooth by the top (crown), not the root portion. You may rinse the tooth, but DO NOT clean or handle the tooth unnecessarily. Try to reinsert it in its socket. Have the child or adult who has lost the tooth hold the tooth in place by biting on a clean folded gauze or cloth. If you cannot reinsert the tooth, keep it moist and transport the tooth in a cup containing milk or water. See a dentist IMMEDIATELY! Time is a critical factor in saving the tooth. Remember these steps:
  • Remain Calm
  • Reinsert Fast or Keep Moist
  • See Dentist

What to do in the case of a toothache

Clean the area around the sore tooth thoroughly. Rinse the mouth vigorously with warm salt water or use dental floss to dislodge trapped food or debris. DO NOT place aspirin on the gum or on the aching tooth. If face is swollen, apply a cold compress. Take Ibuprofen or paracetamol for pain. Be sure to follow manufacturer's instructions. See one of our dentists as soon as possible.

What to do in the case of a broken Tooth

Rinse dirt from injured area with warm water. Place cold compress on the face over the injured area. Locate and save any broken tooth fragments. See one of our dentists immediately.

What to do in the case of a possible broken jaw

If a fractured jaw is suspected, try to keep the jaws from moving by using a towel, tie, or handkerchief wrapped over the head and under the jaw (keep easily removable in case the patient becomes nauseous) and then go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

What to do in the case of bleeding after a baby tooth falls out

Fold and pack clean gauze or cloth over the bleeding area. Have the child bite on the gauze with pressure for 15 minutes. This may be repeated once; if bleeding persists, see one of our dentists.

What to do in the case of cold/canker sores

Many children and adults occasionally suffer from "cold" or "canker" sores. Usually over-the-counter preparations give relief. Because some serious diseases may begin as sores, it is important to see one of our dentists if these sores persist.

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