What is emergency dental treatment?
Dentists carry out emergency dental treatment to provide short term relief of acute pain or swelling and the treatment of recent facial trauma that has affected teeth.
In an emergency appointment you could:
- Be prescribed pain relief and antibiotics.
- Have a temporary dressing placed on a single tooth
- Have simple extractions of a single tooth
- Be referred to specialist services where appropriate.
- Simply be given advice.
What is not an emergency dental treatment?
Unless you are experiencing pain the symptoms such as those listed below are not classed as emergencies:
- A lost crown.
- A chipped tooth.
- A lost filling.
- Generalised pain
Treatments not available in an emergency dental clinic are :
- permanent fillings
- complex extractions
- denture repairs
- re-cementing crowns bridges or veneers
What should you do if you need emergency dental treatment?
This link will take you our contact page, for details for our practices, and our receptionists will be happy to help with your query.
we are happy to take on new patients, here is a link for a application form .
Emergency dental treatment: things to remember.
You should arrive before your appointment time, this gives you enough time to complete the relevant paper work. It is a good idea to bring your glasses if you need them for reading.
If you receive free treatment you will be asked to sign a form to confirm you entitlement, and it is a good idea to bring any documentation with you. It is your responsibility to provide accurate information, if you make a mistake the NHS issues fines of up to £100, plus the cost of the your treatment even if you simply tick the wrong benefit.
You will need to complete a medical history form, bringing a list of any medications you are taking is a good idea.
How much does emergency dental treatment cost?
Emergency dental appointment cost £20:60, whether you receive treatment or advice. If you are entitled to free NHS dental treatment, there is no charge, however you will be asked to sign a form to confirm this is the case. It is a good idea to bring any documentation with you as it is your responsibility to provide accurate information. If you make a mistake and claim free treatment using an exemption to which you are not entitled, the NHS can issue fines of up to £100 plus the cost of the your treatment.
What happens after you receive emergency dental treatment?
Whatever emergency dental treatment you receive, it is very likely that a follow up appointment with your regular dentist will be advised. We recommend that you try to arrange this as soon as possible. If you do not have a regular dentist, we would be happy to register you at one of our practices and provide you with long term dental care.