Sometimes you need to see a dentist urgently and unexpectedly. This may be due to a sports injury, for denture repairs, when a tooth is knocked out, when a tooth becomes chipped or broken, or when you have a toothache.
Our dentists keep aside a limited number of appointments each day for genuine emergencies. These appointments are released at 8:00am on the day and are not available prior to then. They are scheduled on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis, meaning that these appointments are offered to the first phone calls answered after 8:00am onwards.
If a tooth is knocked out and you have the tooth, you should visit your dentist immediately so the tooth can be replaced as soon as possible.
- If the tooth is clean – place it straight back into the socket.
- If the tooth is dirty – wash the tooth in milk or have the patient gently suck it clean before placing it back into the socket.
- If you can’t replace it – wrap the tooth in cling film or store it in milk.