Emergency Dentist Treatment

We do our best to accommodate people who require emergency dentist treatment. We will do our best to make sure you get seen on the day of your call, so we reserve appointments for serious dental emergencies, such as:

  • Toothaches
  • Accidents/trauma
  • Uncontrolled bleeding after extraction
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Please call the practice immediately so that we can arrange an appointment as quickly and conveniently as possible for you.
If you are suffering from a painful toothache, something is wrong that requires attention. Painkillers such as Ibuprofen or Paracetamol are recommended; do not exceed the maximum dose.
Swellings are caused by an infection. Contact us immediately to receive treatment or antibiotics.
Fractured teeth can usually be restored so there is no need to panic. If the tooth is painful, avoid hot or cold foods and drinks, 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.
Keep your crown safe so it can be re-cemented as soon as possible to avoid damage or the need for root canal treatment.
  • 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
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 organize the repair.

ACC CLAIMS

We can assist with emergency dental treatment covered by the ACC

Is my injury covered?

ACC can cover dental injuries caused:

  • by an accident
  • by a sporting injury
  • as a result of medical or dental treatment.

ACC do not cover dental claims if the:

  • damage to your teeth or dentures is due to normal wear and tear, natural use of teeth (such as eating) or decay and gum disease
  • treatment was carried out by a dental technician rather than a registered dentist
  • damage occurred to your dentures while you were not wearing them.

We can help you fill in forms if you meet the cover criteria and ACC will send a letter to you advising if the claim has been accepted.

Work and Income

Work and Income can provide financial assistance for urgent dental treatment.

If you’re on a low income or benefit, they may be able to help pay towards the cost of dental treatment, especially if it’s urgent.

You can find out more about this service and how to apply by contacting us for Free WINZ Quotes.