When are you considered an emergency case?
If you have lost a tooth due to an accident.
If you have lost a piece of tooth or filling and experience a lot of pain.
If you are experiencing severe pain after a treatment or accident (painkillers are absolutely insufficient).
In the following cases, you can wait until the next working day:
You have lost a small piece of tooth or filling without severe pain.
You have moderate pain (can be managed with painkillers).
You have swelling, but little pain.
You have a loose tooth or filling that is not the result of an accident.
Your tooth has fallen out
If you can find the tooth, it is important not to touch the root. The best way to preserve the tooth is to store it in long-life milk. If you don't have any long-life milk available, you can also store the tooth in cling film as an alternative. Sometimes, it is possible for the dentist to re-implant the tooth and it may naturally regrow. Therefore, it is important that you contact us as soon as possible and come to the practice.
A piece of your tooth has broken off
When a piece of your tooth has broken off, it is best to save the broken piece and contact us to prevent further problems. In some cases, the dentist can reattach the broken piece to the tooth. If this is not possible, the dentist will fill the tooth with (composite) filling.