The following are classed as emergencies:
1. Intractable pain
2. Acute spreading infection (swelling of the lip, tongue, cheek or gum)
3. Dental bleeding that will not stop following an extraction
4. Damage to teeth or jaws as a result of accident
If you require an emergency appointment during surgery hours then please telephone the practice and every effort will be made to see you as soon as possible. We normally try to accommodate registered patients with an emergency appointment on the same day that they call, and will do our best to assist patients who are not registered with our practice.
As part of our service to our patients we provide an out-of-hours emergency service.
However we encourage patients to seek advice within surgery hours if at all possible as it is only with full surgery support we are able to make the best provision for your treatment.
If you are a patient registered with the practice and in an emergency you need to consult a dentist outside normal surgery opening hours, but
before 9:30pm, please ring the practice telephone number: The telephone will be answered with a message giving details of a contact number for the dentist providing the emergency service.
Should you find yourself in need of emergency treatment after 9:30pm, for problems such as uncontrollable bleeding following a dental extraction, trauma to the teeth or jaws, or severe swelling involving the facial tissues around the eyes, please go immediately to the Accident and Emergency Department of your local hospital.