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Emergency dental care with mydentist

Have a dental emergency, such as a tooth infection, severe tooth pain or a broken tooth?

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What to do during a dental emergency

If it’s during daytime hours, you should call your local practice and ask for an emergency appointment. If you don’t have their number, you can use our emergency contact page to find the details. We will always prioritise emergency patients and aim to get you an appointment within 24-48 hours.

If it’s really urgent, and it’s outside of practice hours, please call your practice and listen to the voicemail, which will give you more information about accessing emergency dental care in your area. They may be able to direct you to a 24-hour emergency dentist.

My child has knocked out a tooth!

We know it can be really scary when your little one knocks out a tooth. If it’s a baby tooth, don’t worry, it’s highly unlikely the tooth will need to be reattached, and an adult (permanent) tooth will eventually grow into the space. Nevertheless, you should make an appointment with your practice so a dentist can look over it properly, and potentially fit a space saver to prevent neighbouring teeth from moving into the space.

What if it’s a permanent tooth?

If you or your young one has knocked out a permanent tooth, you should call us straight away to book an emergency appointment. Teeth don’t grow back, but it is possible to save them if you follow these instructions:

  • Find the tooth and rinse it with milk or salt water (don’t scrub or brush it as you could damage it).
  • When clean, place it back into the socket and bite down (or ask your child to bite down) on a tissue to hold it in place.
  • If this isn’t possible, store it in a container filled with milk or saliva.
  • Call and book an appointment as soon as possible - explain that you have the tooth and how you’re keeping it.