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. Our out of hours emergency number
is also 020 8946 2426.
I have a tooth ache
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.
I have fractured a tooth
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
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 you 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 your
self as this often makes a repair very difficult. Please
call the practice to organise the repair.