Dental Emergency

We will always try to attend to any of our patient’s urgent dental problems as soon as possible or make other arrangements for our patients to be cared for.

At Newtown Dental Surgery Dentists our aim is for comprehensive ongoing care to minimise the likelihood of problems occurring. However, even with the best care problems can and do occur. Toothache and pain, infections, broken teeth or restorations, and accidents, can all occur with little or no warning.

What should I do in an event of a dental emergency?
Please call the practice immediately so that we can arrange an appointment as quickly and conveniently as possible for you.

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 organize an appointment as quickly and conveniently as possible for you. Painkillers such as Ibuprofen or Paracetamol are recommended; do not exceed the maximum dose.

What should I do if I have a swelling?
Swellings are caused by an infection. Contact us immediately to receive treatment or antibiotics.

What should I do if I have fractured my tooth?
Fractured teeth can usually be restored so there is no need to panic. If the tooth is painful, avoid hot or cold and avoid eating or biting on that side i.e. relieve the tooth from extremes of temperature and pressure. Painkillers such as Ibuprofen or Paracetamol may help. Treatment is usually available by contacting us quickly.

What if I have lost a crown?
Keep your crown safe so it can be re-cemented as soon as possible to avoid damage or the need for root canal treatment. Contact us immediately.

What if I have knocked a tooth out?

  • The tooth 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 paper. 
  • 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

What if I have broken my denture?
Broken dentures can usually be repaired. Please resist the temptation to glue them together your self as this often makes a repair very difficult. Contact us to organise the repair.