478 Bath Road, Saltford, Bristol. BS31 3DJ
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Emergency Information

In the event of you suffering a dental emergency e.g. severe pain, swelling, uncontrollable or unexpected haemorrhage (bleeding), fractured tooth or teeth which have left sharp edges or trauma to the mouth or teeth, please telephone 01225 873 809 in the first instance. You will then be given instructions on the appropriate actions to take. This also applies at weekends and during evenings/nights.

If your dental problem is less urgent in nature, but you feel that you require attention promptly please contact us for advice.

These tips are only temporary measures – in all cases you should make an appointment to see a dentist at the practice as soon as possible.

Toothaches: First, thoroughly rinse your mouth with warm water. If your mouth is swollen, apply a cold compress to the outside of your mouth or cheek. Never put aspirin or any other painkiller against the gums near the aching tooth as it may burn the gum tissue.

Chipped or broken teeth: Save any pieces. Rinse the mouth using warm water. If there’s bleeding, apply a piece of gauze to the area and apply gentle pressure until the bleeding stops. Apply a cold compress near to the broken/chipped tooth to keep any swelling down and relieve pain.

Knocked-out tooth: Retrieve the tooth and, if possible, try to put it back in place (rinsing it briefly before doing so). Make sure it’s facing the right way. Never force it into the socket. It it’s not possible to reinsert the tooth into the socket, put the tooth in a small container of milk or slightly salty water. Knocked-out teeth have the highest chances of being saved when seen by the dentist and returned within one hour of being lost.

Lost filling: Stick a piece of sugarless chewing gum into the cavity or use an over-the-counter dental cement.

Lost crown: Make an appointment to see your dentist as soon as possible and take the crown with you. If possible, slip the crown back over the tooth. Before doing so, coat the inner surface with an over-the-counter dental cement, toothpaste, or denture adhesive, to help hold the crown in place. Do not use super glue!

Abscesses: These are infections that occur around the root of a tooth in the space between the teeth and gums. Abscesses are a serious condition that can damage tissue and surrounding teeth, with the infection possibly spreading to other parts of the body if left untreated. See your dentist as soon as possible if you discover a pimple-like swelling on your gum that is usually painful. In the meantime, to ease the pain and help draw the pus toward the surface, try rinsing your mouth with a mild salt water solution several times a day.

DENPLAN – Who to call in the event of a dental emergency.


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If your dental problem is less urgent in nature, but you feel that you require attention promptly please contact us for advice.

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