Emergency Dental Treatment
If you are a regular patient at the practice and have a dental emergency, we set aside appointments every day to accommodate you. If you need one of these appointments please phone as early in the day as possible to avoid disappointment.
At our Dursley Practice , we are able to offer emergency appointments to new patients who wish to register (subject to availability). Once your emergency has been dealt with, we do however encourage patients to attend regularly and complete any further treatment as advised by your dentist.
Out of hours appointments are available in the evening and weekends, to book your emergency appointment please call us on 01453 542 695
What should I do to cure a toothache?
If you are suffering from a painful toothache, something is wrong that requires attention. Contact us immediately to organise an appointment as soon as possible, pain killers such as Ibuprofen or Paracetamol are normally recommended.
What should I do if I have a swelling?
Swellings are normally caused by an infection. Contact us immediately to receive treatment or advice.
What should I do if I have a fractured tooth?
Fractured teeth can usually be restored. If the tooth is painful, avoid hot or cold and try not to eat or bite on that side i.e. relieve the tooth from extremes of temperature and pressure. Painkillers such as Ibuprofen or Paracetamol may help. Contact us and we will arrange an appointment and aim to fix the tooth, or at least make it comfortable until a time when a permanent repair can be carried out.
What if one of my crowns has fallen off or is loose?
Keep your crown safe so it can be re-cemented as soon as possible to avoid damage or the need for root canal treatment. If it is loose – the same advice applies. Please contact us immediately.
What if I have knocked a tooth out?
- If the tooth is to be saved, it needs to be re-implanted into its socket immediately.
- Try not to handle the tooth root to protect the fibres around the root surface.
- If possible, place the tooth back into the socket and splint in place with silver foil.
- DO NOT place the tooth in water.
- DO place the tooth in cold milk or on one side of your mouth between your teeth and cheeks.
- Contact us immediately.
- If it is your child’s primary (milk tooth) they are not generally reimplanted as it may damage the developing permanent tooth underneath, however it is best to get your child’s mouth checked, so please call us as soon as possible.
What if I have broken my denture?
Broken dentures can usually be repaired relatively easily. Please resist the temptation to glue them together yourself as this often makes a repair very difficult. Contact us to organise the repair.
Quick Registration Form –
All new patients to the practice will have to pay a deposit of £22.70 when booking in for an appointment. We will contact you to take payment of the deposit.