Emergency Treatment for Dental Pain

Dental emergencies can happen for all sorts of reasons. Some examples of common dental emergencies are:

  • Severe toothache or pain in the jaw that is not helped by over-the-counter pain relief
  • Serious swelling, with or without pain, that suggests gum infection
  • Injury or accident that causes a permanent tooth to be knocked out
  • Trauma to the face, mouth or teeth that causes a tooth to become loose or wobbly
  • Serious bleeding after a tooth has been removed or you have had oral surgery
  • A tooth that is cracked, chipped or broken due to accident, injury or other trauma

Whatever the cause, if you think you have a dental emergency you'll want to be seen by a dentist as soon as possible. Dental pain can be severe, almost unbearable, which is why we promise we will never leave a patient in pain. In addition, if a tooth has been knocked out, the quicker you get yourself and your tooth to the surgery, the more chance there is of saving it.

If you have a dental emergency, contact the practice straight away on 01689 872217. You can also email on, or make an online booking. We will do everything possible to see you the same day. Even if we can't complete your treatment that day, we will give you pain relief straight away.

We are also pleased to offer an out-of-hours emergency service, so that if your emergency occurs outside normal practice hours, you don't have to wait until the morning to be seen.

Just call our normal practice number and the answer machine will provide you with the number of the dentist on duty.

Once we have relieved your pain and treated your emergency, you may need a follow-up appointment to treat any underlying conditions, for example root canal therapy, which can help prevent further infections.