Emergency Appointment

Emergency
dental
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Out of
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Thank you for your interest in an emergency appointment. We understand the stress and anxiety that a dental emergency can cause. For this reason whether you are new to us or are a regular client we will prioritise your dental emergency.

If you have a broken tooth or are suffering from toothache our team will work hard on your behalf to arrange a visit to treat your emergency. In the working week we have designated emergency appointments available. For those who have a dental emergency during the weekend or evening we also offer an out of hours service.

If you have a dental emergency please call us or use our online booking system to arrange a visit.

For any of our registered Denplan patients who have a dental emergency and are unable to access the practice please call the Denplan emergency helpline team on 0800 844 999 for further assistance. For Denplan patients who want to know more information about emergency dental care please follow the link.

You have a dental emergency please call us 0121 516 0605 or use our online booking system to arrange a visit.

As a practice, our aim is the treat and manage your dental emergency in a timely and efficient manner.

What is included in an Emergency Appointment?

For your emergency appointment it is important that you know what you are getting. For this reason we have listed the things that will be performed during your emergency appointment:

  • Assess your concerns regarding dental emergency
  • Assess your general health and well being
  • Oral cancer screen
  • Risk assessment of your dental emergency
  • Discuss treatment options
  • Relieve your dental emergency
  • Discuss payment options
  • Follow up call to see how you are

Below are some common dental emergencies

Please click on a tab below for more information.

Toothache

This may be a constant ache or throb that on occasions can be made worse by hot drinks. Sometimes the pain can be difficult to locate but with time it usually localises. This is a sign that you have a tooth that has a damaged nerve.

If you have a toothache we advise that you contact us immediately. Once we have performed an assessment we can advise the necessary treatment.

Treatments that commonly relieve toothaches are extractions and root canal therapy. Other treatments may apply.

Pain On Biting

Pain on biting can be extremely painful and usually localises to one tooth. Such pain may be caused by a tooth or gum infection.

If a tooth infection the tooth is usually dead and the infection has spread down the root of the tooth causing the pain.

If it is a gum infection there has usually been a history of gum disease such as bleeding gums and mobile teeth.

If you have pain on biting we advise that you contact us immediately. Once we have performed an assessment we can advise the necessary treatment.

Treatments that commonly relieve pain on biting are root canal therapy, extractions and hygiene care. Other treatments may apply.

Facial Swelling

Facial swellings can be due to a number of things but if dentally related it is usually due to a severe gum or tooth infection. The facial swelling is due to the infection causing an abscess. Some facial swellings are extremely painful were as others are not painful at all.

If you have a facial swelling we advise that you contact us immediately. Once we have performed an assessment we can advise the necessary treatment.

Please note if your facial swelling is compromising your breathing or you are severely unwell we recommend that you go to your nearest Accident and Emergency.

Treatments that commonly relieve facial swellings are root canal therapy, extractions and hygiene care. Other treatments may apply.

Broken Tooth

A broken tooth can be concerning as it may feel rough and on occasions it can be painful. Sometimes the broken tooth may be part of a crown or bridge, or even a filling.

The common causes for a broken tooth are dental decay and tooth wear.

If you have a broken tooth we advise that you contact us. Once we have performed an assessment we can advise the necessary treatment.

Treatments that commonly relieve a broken tooth are fillings and crowns. Other treatments may apply.

Loose Teeth

Loose teeth can be extremely distressing. For some it causes problems when eating but for others it can be an aesthetic problem as gaps can appear between teeth.

Loose teeth can be due to the accumulative effect of having gum disease over a prolonged period of time. Because gum disease is such a slow progressing disease its effects are not noticed for many years until a tooth becomes loose.

If you have loose teeth we advise that you contact us for an assessment. Once we have performed an assessment we can advise the necessary treatment.

Bleeding Gums

Bleeding gums is a common problem that can lead to further problems if not treated. Bleeding gums when brushing is a sign of mild gum disease. Some people are not concerned by bleeding gums but become concerned years later when they wonder why they have loose teeth.

If you have bleeding gums we advise that you contact us for an assessment. We can talk you through how to prevent gums disease being a problem in the long term.

Hygiene care is the commonest treatment to eliminate your bleeding gums. Other treatments may apply.

Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive teeth occurs in 1 in 8 people. It can be annoying as it is usually is a short sharp pain to hot and cold drinks.

The commonest reason for sensitive teeth is the exposure of roots due to gums disease and sometimes over zealous brushing.

If you do have sensitive teeth please call us and we can advise you.

However, as a starting point if you have history of sensitive teeth it is worth you purchasing a de-sensitising toothpaste.

We offer oral health education to help prevent and manage sensitive teeth. Other treatments may apply

Sore Mouth

A sore mouth is usually related to the lining of the mouth feeling either painful, burned, itchy or swollen.

The commonest reason for a sore mouth is a trauma resulting in an ulcer. Ulcers can occur sporadically but they are usually associated with cheek biting or burned injuries.

Other reasons for a sore mouth include bacterial and viral infections, as well as medical conditions.

If you have a sore mouth we advise that you contact us for an assessment.

We offer Oral Health Education to help prevent and manage sore mouths. Other treatments may apply.

Please not if you have an ulcer that has been present for more than 2 weeks we advise that you contact us immediately.

Swollen Glands

We have several glands in close proximity to the mouth. Some glands produce saliva where as others help fight off infection.

On occasions some of our glands in the facial region can get swollen and tender due to blockages, as well as viral and bacterial infections.

If you do have swollen glands sometimes it can be made worse when eating and drinking.

If you do have any swollen glands in the facial region we advise that you contact us for an assessment.

We offer preventative advice as well as a referral service to help manage swollen glands. Other treatments may apply.

Painful Joints And Facial Muscles

Painful joints and facial muscles is becoming more common due to people grinding and clenching unknowingly.

The problem can present its self in several ways ranging from joint clicking, migraines and facial pain.

For some such problems can coincide with toothwear.

If you have a painful joints and muscles we advise that you contact us. Once we have performed an assessment we can advise the necessary treatment.

Treatments that commonly relieve painful joints and facial muscles are bite guards.Other treatments may apply.

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