Emergency Dental Services

What is Classed as a Dental Emergency?

The severity of issues classed as dental emergencies can vary. Issues that cause pain and distress would trigger the need for an emergency dental appointment. 

Some examples of issues that require an emergency consultation with a professional dentist may include broken or chipped teeth, swelling or bleeding around the teeth and gums, or a tooth that has suffered a knock and has been completely dislodged from its place.

How Can I Book an Emergency Dental Appointment?

The best way to book an emergency dentist appointment during working hours is to call the practice on 01189 30 30 30. By calling as soon as an incident occurs or pain worsens, we aim to book you in as fast as possible to help resolve the issue for you. For our opening hours, please visit our contact page

What do I do if my Dental Emergency Falls Outside of Office Hours?

If you suffer from a dental emergency during out-of-office hours, the best course of action would be to call NHS 111 to seek the most appropriate clinical advice for your situation. From there, a nurse can assess your injury and determine your next steps. 

    What should I Do While Waiting For an Emergency Appointment?

    Though we aim to see you as quickly as possible in a medical emergency, you may have to take care of the issue while you wait. You should evaluate the situation and gauge the severity of your injury. Regardless of this, it’s vital you remain calm. 

    If you have lost a small part of your tooth or your entire tooth, preserve it in a safe place until you can be seen by a dentist.

    If you are suffering from swelling and discomfort, try using a cold compress to ease the pain while you wait. Taking standard painkillers if required is also advisable to help reduce inflammation and ease your discomfort. 

    Emergency Dental Appointments from Lower Earley Family Dental

    At Lower Earley Family Dental, we understand that pain and discomfort can leave you feeling frustrated and deflated. If you’re suffering from a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Even if you are currently registered with another dentist, we’d be happy to see you for an emergency dental appointment. Call us on 01189 30 30 30 to see how we can help you get back to your old self.