Dental Emergencies

Whether you’re dealing with a toothache, broken tooth, or other dental emergency, our team is here to provide you with the information you need to manage the situation and get the help you need.
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Dental Emergencies

If you are suffering from toothache or a dental emergency of any kind, at Smilemakers we offer emergency same-day appointments. We can also offer out of hours emergency appointments at the Practice in association with the 247dentist.

To book an urgent appointment, please call our reception team now. Whilst waiting for your appointment, please read the below information as it may be of some help.


man holding his face in pain
Whilst waiting for your appointment, please read the below information as it may be of some help.



Severe toothache can be lessened by taking over the counter painkillers such as ibuprofen. However, a prompt visit to the dentist is the best way to eradicate the pain. The dentist may need to start root canal treatment on the tooth in question, or even provide an extraction if the tooth cannot be saved.



Swelling that appears in or around the mouth often has an infective origin ie. An abscess. Dental abscesses are usually tender to touch and the area may feel warm or pressurised. We would advise contacting us immediately for diagnosis and treatment, as the swelling may need to be drained.


Loose bridges, crowns or veneers

Ensure that you do not eat on the loose restoration in question, or keep it safe if it has fallen out completely. The tooth may be sensitive to extremes of temperature so try to avoid anything that causes discomfort but do your best to keep the area clean until you can see a dentist for an emergency appointment.


Broken or knocked out teeth

If a tooth has been knocked out completely (in one piece), handle it carefully by the crown and gently clean it. It may then be possible to locate the tooth back in the socket and hold it in place until you can make an emergency appointment. Usually however this is not possible and so any broken tooth portions, or whole teeth, should be kept carefully in a container of milk, or inside your cheek, until you are able to see one of our dentists.

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