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What is a dental emergency?

Non emergency

If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms call us so that we can help you with booking an appointment with your dentist:

  • A minor toothache which comes and goes, or causes a dull aching pain

  • Pain in your wisdom teeth with no swelling or restricted opening of the mouth

  • Sensitive teeth

  • Sensitive or bleeding gums

  • A sharp pain when biting down

  • Mouth ulcers which have been present for less than 10 days

  • Orthodontic pain or problems

  • A broken or chipped tooth

  • A loose or missing crown or veneer

  • Discomfort from dentures

Dental Emergency

Contact us as soon as possible so that we can book you an emergency appointment - we have specific slots per day that can only be used for emergencies for that day:

  • Swelling of your gum, cheek or face.

  • Excruciating pain which is causing a lack of sleep or concentration

  • Mouth ulcers which haven’t healed after two weeks

  • Recently had a tooth extraction and are experiencing bleeding which lasts more than 20 minutes, and can’t be stopped by biting down hard into a hankie/gauze

  • A broken tooth, which is causing pain and damage to your cheek or tongue, that you haven’t been able to manage with self-help advice

  • Knocked-out a tooth

  • Controlled bleeding due to facial trauma

111 Emergency

Go straight to A&E or call 111 if you have:

  • Facial swelling affecting your vision, breathing, affecting your ability to swallow or preventing you from opening your mouth more than two fingers wide

  • Trauma causing loss of consciousness, double vision or vomiting

  • Rapid and uncontrollable bleeding from your mouth

On the day emergency dental appointments are available during our practice hours, however, they are on a first-come-first serve basis. Please call our friendly reception team and we will be happy to help you.


*Treatment fees are in addition is necessary

We offer emergency consultations for new patients. We understand that when an emergency arises and you are in need of immediate care, we are here to help. For those in need of an emergency consultation prior to registering as a patient, we do ask for a deposit of 50% of the appointment fee at the time of booking.


We provide emergency consultation services for our registered patients. If you're in need of urgent care or require an emergency appointment, our experienced team of dentists is available to provide care and support.


Signs of Sepsis

Patients should be aware of the signs of sepsis, which is a life-threatening infection that can occur when an infection in the mouth is left untreated. Symptoms of sepsis include fever, chills, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, confusion, and low blood pressure.

Signs of an infection in the mouth include:

  • Bad breath

  • Bitter taste in the mouth

  • Fever

  • Pain

  • Sensitivity of the teeth to hot or cold

  • Swelling of the gum

  • Swollen glands of the neck

  • Swelling in the jaw

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact us or 111 immediately

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