Dental emergencies can happen for a variety of different reasons and is understandably a stressful experience. That is why at Forest Road Dental Practice, we want to be here for you when the unexpected should occur.If you’re at all concerned about anything untoward happening with your teeth or gums, please contact our helpful team who will help get you seen by one of our dentists as soon as possible.
For emergencies outside of practice hours, you can call the practice directly and will be given the contact details for the out of hours emergency dentist or you may leave a message for your dentist to contact you the following day.
Frequently Asked Questions
In a situation where you’ve noticed a swelling you should contact the practice as early as possible to assess the problem. There are many reasons why one can get a swelling but you should seek the advice of the dentist on what the best course of action should be.
Losing a tooth can be a distressing experience. Call us immediately and book an emergency appointment and explain the situation to our team over the phone and we will try to see you within an hour if possible for the best chance of survival of the tooth. If you loose a tooth please follow these instructions:
- Handle the tooth from the crown (the actual tooth part that you can see in the mouth). Do not touch the root portion of the tooth as this can jeopardise the survival of the tooth when trying to reattach the tooth into the gum.
- Gently rinse the tooth for ten seconds in cold running water to remove any dirt, but be careful not to scrub it.
- Don’t let the tooth dry out – once the tooth has been rinsed, place it underneath your tongue or between the cheek and the teeth to keep it moist. For children, so as to prevent them swallowing the tooth by accident, bring the tooth in a glass of milk for the dentist to assess.
If it is a small chip, usually the dentist can polish and smoothen the sharpness. If the chip is larger then a new filling or temporary dressing may be required until we can see you again and discuss the best long-term solution if a replacement filling isn’t deemed the best way forward.
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