What can I do until my appointment?

If you are suffering from a painful toothache, or something is wrong that requires urgent attention, painkillers such as Ibuprofen or Paracetamol are recommended; do not exceed the maximum dose. Studies show that Maxigesic, a combination of these two drugs is also very effective in the immediate relief of dental pain.

Swellings are caused by an infection. Contact us immediately to receive treatment such as antibiotics or to deal with the culprit tooth.

If you have reached us outside of clinic hours and have swellings in the face please visit the hospital as it is potentially a medical emergency.

Fractured teeth can usually be restored so there is no need to panic. If the tooth is painful, avoid hot or cold and avoid eating or biting on that side i.e. relieve the tooth from extremes of temperature and pressure. Painkillers such as Ibuprofen, Paracetamol or Maxigesic should help. Pain-free treatment is usually available by contacting us quickly.

Keep your crown safe so it can be re-cemented as soon as possible to avoid damage or the need for root canal treatment. Contact us immediately.

  • The tooth can sometimes be re-implanted into its socket.
  • Try not to handle the tooth root to protect the fibers around the root surface.
  • DO NOT place the tooth in water.
  • DO place the tooth in cold milk or on one side of your mouth between your teeth and cheeks.
  • Contact us immediately.

Broken dentures can usually be repaired relatively easily. Please do not try to glue or repair yourself. We use a specialised dental technician who can repair most breakages to dentures. Please be aware it does mean we will likely need to send your denture away for a few days as repairs are made. Contact us to organise the repair.

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