Have a Dental Emergency?
Following recent guidance from NHS England and Department of Health, dental practices have been advised to STOP treating patients.
Are you suffering with dental pain, trauma, swelling, or toothache?
During this global Pandemic we are offering TELEPHONE only advice for our registered patients.
What is a dental emergency?
If you have any of the following, please call us on 01327 342 412 and we can provide advice, reassurance and antibiotics where required;
- Facial Swelling extending to eye and neck
- Bleeding due to trauma
- Tooth broken and causing pain
- Significant tooth ache preventing sleep and eating. Also associated with significant swelling and fever that cannot be managed with pain killers.
For the following symptoms, we advise that you go straight to A&E
- Facial Swelling affecting vision or breathing, preventing mouth opening more than 2 fingers
- Trauma causing loss of consciousness, double vision or vomiting.
If you have any of the below symptoms, then these are classified as Non-Urgent and we can book an appointment for this to be assessed in July;
- Loose or lost crowns, bridges or veneers
- Broken, rubbing or loose dentures
- Bleeding gums
- Broken, loose or lost fillings
- Chipped teeth with no pain
- Loose orthodontic wires
If you need access to emergency care,
Have you or anyone in your household been self isolating?
Do you have any symptoms?
High temperature or continuous cough?
If yes to any of the above, CALL111. They will direct you to an emergency clinic with appropriate protective equipment which will allow you to be treated safely.
These are unprecedented times and we are hopeful that the practice will return to providing the service we always have in the very near future.
Thank you for your understanding, cooperation and support whilst we all navigate through this together. – Team at Saving Smiles