2. What should I do to cure a toothache?
If you are suffering from a painful toothache, something is wrong and requires attention. Contact us immediately. Painkillers such as Ibuprofen or Paracetamol are recommended; do not exceed the maximum dose.
3. What should I do if I have a swelling?
Swellings are caused by an infection. Contact us immediately to receive treatment or antibiotics.
4. What should I do in an event of a dental emergency?
Please call the practice immediately so that we can arrange your appointment as early and convenient for you as possible.
5. What if I have lost a crown?
Keep your crown safe so it can be re-cemented as soon as possible to avoid further damage and the need for root canal treatment. Contact us immediately.
6. What if I have knocked a tooth out?
– Tooth needs to be re-implanted into its socket immediately.
– Try not to handle tooth root too much to protect the fibres around the root surface.
– If possible, place tooth back into the socket and splint in place with silver paper.
– DO NOT place tooth in water.
– DO place tooth in cold milk or on one side of your mouth between your teeth and cheeks.
– Contact us immediately.
7. What if I have broken my denture?
Broken dentures can usually be repaired relatively easily. Please resist the temptation to glue them together your self as this often makes a repair very difficult. Contact us to organise the repair.