What to do in an emergency
Here at Crendon Dental we are, following government guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic. This means our doors are currently closed for routine dental care however, there are numerous ways in which we can still be here for you!
When you have a dental emergency, get in touch as soon as you can. We will do our very best to help you as soon as possible so you aren’t in pain for longer than necessary.
Our patients are extremely important to us, so we want to make sure we are providing you all with as much information, advice, guidance, and care as we are able to. It is difficult for us to do this without the usual face to face service we usually provide, but here are all the ways in which we are still able to help…
We are still available at the end of the phone to discuss your dental care, just dial 01494528153 and we can discuss your emergency or any worries you may have.
We can use these to triage your dental emergencies and provide face to face advice. Please use visit our booking page to arrange your e-consultation:
NOT A PATIENT?
Even if you are not registered with us, we can help! Please contact us and we can provide advice and guidance via phone or video consultation.
We’ll try to see you as soon as we can, but in the meantime, here are a few handy tips to help you out:
Rinse your mouth with warm water. Any swelling can be eased with a cold compress and you can also take painkillers, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen – but be sure to follow the instructions on the packet.
Chipped or broken teeth
Keep any little pieces of tooth then rinse your mouth with warm water. A cold compress will help reduce any swelling and you can apply a piece of gauze to any bleeding areas. Try to avoid eating if there is any pain.
Knocked out tooth
Hold the tooth carefully by the crown (this is the part that normally shows in your mouth) and rinse gently with water (but be sure not to scrub or remove any little bits of tissue). Try to put the tooth back in place, and make sure it is the right way round. If this is not possible then put the tooth in some milk (or water containing a pinch of salt). Remember we will be much more likely to save the tooth if you see us quickly.
Your tooth may feel tender, particularly if you eat or drink hot or cold food, so try sticking a piece of sugar free gum into the cavity or use an over-the-counter dental cement.
Keep the crown and take it with you when you see the dentist. You can slip the crown back in place with some dental cement, toothpaste or denture adhesive but DO NOT use superglue!
These infections, which occur around the tooth root or in the space between the teeth and gums, can cause serious damage if left untreated, so do see us if you discover a painful spot-like swelling on your gum. In the meantime, rinse your mouth with warm salty water several times a day and if you experience severe pain and swelling, together with flu-like symptoms, then head straight to A&E.