If you have a dental emergency, you will know it.
Dental emergencies are when;
If you have a dental emergency please call our dental surgery within surgery hours on 01922 477 400 to see our emergency dentist in Bloxwich.
We will try to see you as soon as possible.
For NHS out of hours dental emergencies call NHS Direct on 111
For dental emergencies on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays please call 07976 246404 between 9.00am and 11.30am.
Private or denplan patients only can call Dr Jheeta on 07527 792582. (Please note private patients may incur a dental emergency call out fee).
Many dental emergencies are caused by dental phobia. Patients that have dental anxiety or do not see their dentist regularly are those who are most likely to have excessive tooth decay or gum disease, this then can lead to a tooth abscesses and severe toothaches.
Severe toothache is usually a sign that the nerve of the tooth has decayed and most likely, a root canal treatment will be needed to remove the root. In severe cases it can lead to a tooth abscess, which a decision will then be made to have the tooth extracted.
If you have a broken or lost tooth as an adult you can try placing the tooth back in place. Alternatively, place the tooth in milk and contact your dentist.
Do not try this with a baby’s tooth please take your child to see a dentist immediately.
A toothache could be caused by many things this is always best checked out by a dentist. To ease the pain, use a cold compress on the swollen area for about 20 minutes, anti-inflammatory painkillers can also be taken as long as they are safe and do not interact with any current medications you may be taking. If in doubt please contact your dentist, doctor or pharmacist.