If you have a dental emergency and require emergency attendance, the first thing to do is to call us to make an appointment. But there are sometimes other measures that you can take to reduce discomfort and to minimise the damage that might otherwise be caused by your dental emergency. We call these measures “Dental First Aid”.
The type of first aid you need to apply depends on the type of emergency. We’ve listed some common dental emergencies on this page. Click on the link and then follow the instructions that we have provided.
The most important thing in a dental emergency is to keep calm. Assess the patient carefully, and look for signs that the emergency isn’t just dental. For example, a blow to the mouth which has dislodged a tooth might also have caused concussion. A dental abscess can cause a person to be gravely ill if the infection has spread through the body or entered the bloodstream.
If you are concerned about the patient’s general well-being, don’t hesitate to call an ambulance.
If you have any questions about dental first aid, please contact our practice for support and advice.