At Smile@Westpark we are proud to offer all of our patients out of practice hours emergency dental treatment including on weekends and bank holidays and also provide this service to those not registered with the practice for an additional fee*. If you’re experiencing dental pain or have had a dental accident of some kind please feel free to contact us and a dentist will be in touch* to provide advice and support and to arrange an appointment for emergency treatment if necessary.
If you have had a dental accident it is very important to seek professional care as soon as possible to ensure minimising any long term damage and to maintain your dental well being. Examples of dental emergencies include:
- Fracture or chip of a tooth that causes pain
- Toothache and or swelling
- Loss of a filling or crown
- Dental trauma such as falling and knocking your teeth
Do not hesitate to contact our team regarding dental emergencies on 01325 480300 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our team are here to provide top quality dental care and advice, we aim to ensure the oral health and well being of all of our patients is at it’s peak at all times and providing emergency care plays an essential role.
If you’re a Denplan patient experiencing a dental emergency outside of our hours of cover you can call their Denplan helpline on 0800 844 999.
Some guidelines for dealing with dental problems**:
If you’re experience swelling:
DON’T: Put any heat on the face such as hot water bottles or heat packs – this can actually make swelling worse.
DO: Rinse your mouth with antiseptic mouthwash or hot salted water (1 tsp per cup).
DO: Take any painkillers you would normally use for pain such as headaches or back pain (make sure these have been approved by your doctor).
If the swelling if affecting your swallowing ie. a swollen tongue you should visit and A&E Department to seek professional advice.
If you’ve recently had a tooth out and it’s bleeding:
DON’T: Lie down or rinse your mouth out with water or mouthwash – this can prolong bleeding and prevent the blood from clotting properly.
DON’T: Smoke or participate in any rigorous exercise.
DO: Roll up a small clean cotton handkerchief or piece of medical gauze (not cotton wool) into a cigar shaped pack, and sitting up, bite down onto it for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes has passed remove the pack and remain sitting until bleeding stops.
If the bleeding does not stop seek professional advice from your Dentist or at your local A&E Department.
*subject to availability and within the hours of 8am to 8pm
**This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or emergency. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.
If you think you may have a medical emergency call your doctor, go to A&E or call 999 immediately. Smile@Westpark does not recommend or endorse any specific procedures, opinions or other information that may be mentioned on this website and reliance on any information provided by smileatwestpark.co.uk is solely at your own risk.