Accidents, broken teeth and toothaches occur without warning. We have emergency appointments every weekday, available on a “first call – first serve” basis. It is essential that you phone as close to our opening time as possible and speak to one of our dental assistants.
Accidents involving teeth
When a tooth is knocked, pushed in or avulsed (knocked out), seek dental treatment immediately (even on evenings or weekends).
There are a number of causes of dental pain. If a tooth suddenly starts to ache or has kept you awake during the night, call first thing in the morning.
If you have had a toothache for a few days that is getting worse, you need to see a dentist as soon as you can. When a tooth has been aching for several weeks or months you should see a dentist at their next convenient appointment. Even if it settles between bouts of pain, it is not going to get better by itself. The longer it takes to be seen, the less likely it will be a simple solution.
Broken Tooth or Lost Filling
Breaking a tooth is not only painful but also annoying. If you break a tooth or lose a filling and you are in pain, please call the practice immediately. If it’s not causing pain, you may not require an emergency appointment and we will see you within a day or two.
After Hours – weekends & public holidays
If you require emergency dental treatment outside our normal business hours, please call our practice number. Listen carefully to the message. If you are already a patient of the practice, please call the number given for our dentist. If you are a new to the practice, please call the on-call service number on the answering machine.