Out of Hours - Helpful Advice
Tel: 028 7776 5077 for out of hours Services.
It is important that you Telephone The Practice First Thing In The Morning (8am) To Arrange An Appointment. If your emergency falls outside the normal working hours of the practice i.e. Evenings, Weekends And Public Holidays, We Participate In The Local Area Emergency Dental Cover.
What to do if you are in pain
If You Have Pain With No Facial Swelling You Can Purchase Painkillers From Any Chemist. Inform Them Of Any Current Medication Or Medical Conditions Eg. Asthma, Stomach Ulcers. Be sure to follow The Advice Of The Pharmacist.
Try to Avoid hot/cold/hard foods as this it might Worsen the pain.
Contact Your Dentist For Treatment as soon as possible.
If You Are Swollen It Is Often A Sign Of Infection, such as an abscess. There are several warning signs that warrant attending your local casualty department urgently, such as:
- If The Swelling Is Severe
- You feel very unwell
- Have A Temperature
- The Swelling Is Affecting Your Swallow Or Breathing
Loose/dislodged crown or bridge
Never attempt replace the crown/ Bridge with super glue.
If the crown is at the back of your mouth leave it out. Bring it when you Attend Your Dentist.
You Can Buy Temporary Cement From Some Chemists. It Is Not Advisable To Eat Or Sleep if you have used this cement.
What to do if your denture breaks
Keep The Pieces Carefully As It May Be Possible To Repair The Denture Using The Existing Fragments. The Dentist may need To Take An Impression (mould) And Send The Broken Denture To The Laboratory For Repair.
If your mouth bleeds after an extraction
If The Socket Is Just Oozing Gently With Blood, Apply firm Pressure To it For 15-20 Minutes. Use A Clean Handkerchief/Gauze To Form A Firm Pad.
If The Socket Is Bleeding Heavily/Persistently You will require Urgent Attention. Apply Pressure To The site As Mentioned Above And Attend your Local Casualty Department