If you’ve chipped or broken a tooth as a result of an accident or an injury, it can be a traumatic experience. It’s very important that you see a dentist immediately, even if the tooth is just slightly chipped. And if you have knocked out a tooth or several teeth, the sooner you are seen by a dental professional the better because there is a chance that the teeth could be re-implanted, depending on the severity of your injury.
It’s very important that you keep the knocked out tooth clean and avoid handling the root. (Place it into some milk) In some cases you may be able to put the tooth back into the socket by biting down on a clean paper towel for around 15-20 minutes.
If you have a chipped tooth then your dentist may be able to smooth down the uneven edge and replace the missing part with a tooth-coloured filling. If you break a back molar then this may have to be replaced with a crown.
We understand that, if you’re in pain, waiting can make in worse. That is why we reserve certain times every working day especially for emergency treatments. This means that if you contact us as soon as possible, we will see you as an emergency on the same day.
For our patients we offer an out of hours service simply contact the practice and our answer phone will provide you with the details of our out of hours service.
If you are not a patient at the practice and the practice is closed please contact NHS advice on 111.