I have fractured a tooth
What should I do in an event of a dental emergency?
Please call the practice on 020 8946 2426 as early as possible in the morning so we can arrange an appointment at Dental Rooms in Wimbledon as soon as possible. We are happy to see existing and new patients for emergencies, during normal opening hours. Our out of hours emergency number is also 020 8946 2426. Please note, our Out of Hours Emergency Service is exclusively for our existing patients.
I have a toothache
If you have a constant pain, this indicates there is something wrong that requires attention. Painkillers are usually necessary and if you are able to take them, Ibuprofen is usually best. If you are not able to take ibuprofen, Paracetamol is recommended but be careful not to exceed the maximum dose.
I have a swelling
This is usually caused by an infection and treatment or antibiotics will be required. You must contact the practice as soon as possible.
Please do not panic as these can usually be restored. If the tooth is painful, avoid hot and cold foods. If there is pain try to avoid eating or biting on that side. Painkillers can often help. An early appointment is usually necessary to avoid further damage to the tooth and possibly the nerve inside. We can easily provide a temporary restoration and ensure it is pain free.
I have lost a crown
Please keep the crown safe, so it can be re-cemented for you. If the underlying tooth is painful avoid eating near it and drink tepid drinks only. It is essential that the crown is re-cemented as failure to do so can lead to further damage and the necessity for root canal treatment.
I have knocked a tooth out
The tooth needs to be re-implanted as soon as possible. If you can, place the tooth back into the socket and splint in place with silver paper. If this is not possible, DO NOT place the tooth in water. DO place it in some cold milk or on one side of your mouth between your teeth and cheeks until you can be seen either by us or a local hospital emergency dental department. Try not to handle the tooth root too much to protect the fibres around the root surface.
I have broken my denture
Broken dentures can usually be repaired relatively easily. Please resist the temptation to glue them together yourself as this often makes a repair very difficult. Please call the practice to organise the repair.
Emergency Care Cost
Please see 'Fees' page for more detail. There is a call out charge for Emergency Dental Care, plus the cost of any treatment given.
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