In a dental emergency, you may experience some form of pain, bleeding, swelling or be in severe discomfort. If you have a chipped, cracked or a knocked-out tooth then this is also considered a dental emergency.
What To Do In A Dental Emergency In Leicester
Please call 0116 26 27 150 and tell our friendly receptionists that you need to see an emergency dentist for a Pain Assessment, and give them a brief description of the problem.
We will try and book your emergency dental appointment as soon as possible but always before the end of the day (by 4.30pm) as long as the phone call has been made in the morning (before 12pm).
The Pain Assessment is £45 and includes one small x-ray (for new patients).
A mixture of Ibuprofen and Paracetamol together is best so take this if your medical history allows. If you cannot take Ibuprofen then take Paracetamol on it’s own and be sure to follow the directions on the packet.
Apply a cold compress if you have any swelling.
Chipped Tooth Or Broken Teeth
Rinse your mouth out with warm water and apply a compress to the injured places to stop any bleeding if you have any.
Trauma Or Knocked Out Tooth
If you still have the knocked-out tooth, keep it carefully inside your cheek so that the saliva will clean it. If this is not possible keep it in some milk. Do not put it in water.
Try to avoid touching the root to protect the root fibres. Please look at the tooth rescue advice on the smiling dentist poster.
Painkillers can help, and you can buy temporary filling material from a chemist or use sugar-free chewing gum as a temporary filler until you can see your emergency dentist.
Take painkillers if you are in pain and avoid hot and cold drinks.
If you notice any painful swelling in your mouth book an appointment with your emergency dentist.
You can take painkillers if you need to and rinse your mouth with salt water to relieve the pain.
If you are unsure about whether you have a dental emergency, phone us to discuss your problem. If we consider it to be an emergency we will make every effort to see you the same day, providing you call us in the morning.
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