Emergencies

If you have an emergency during working hours please call 01993 812617 and the reception staff will be happy to assist you.

If you have an emergency out of working hours, please use the appropriate number below:

Weekdays (All patients)

Weekends (NHS)

Weekends (Private)

If you are a Denplan patient and have a dental emergency away from home, please select from the numbers below:

Emergency Helpline (UK)

Emergency Helpline (Overseas)​

111

111

01865 238438

            0800 844999

+44 (0)1962 844999

Alternatively, here are some dental first aid tips which could be of use to you in the short term:

> Clean the area around the sore tooth thoroughly

> Rinse your mouth vigorously with lukewarm (body temperature) salt
   water to dislodge trapped food or debris

> Do not use very hot or very cold salt water as this may inflame the
   gums

> Do not place aspirin on the gum or on the aching tooth

> If your face is swollen, apply a cold compress and seek help from your
   dentist as soon as possible

> Cold water rinses may temporarily ease the pain from a throbbing tooth

> Avoid lying down as this raises the blood pressure and increases pain

> If a permanent tooth is knocked out, rinse it gently in water if it is dirty, 
   and push the tooth back into its socket. If this is not possible, put the
   tooth into milk or saliva to keep it moist. Get to a dentist or hospital
   casualty department as soon as possible

> If a milk, or baby tooth is knocked out, it must not be pushed back in