Dental Emergencies £99

Anyone who has suffered from a dental emergency is familiar with the intense pain and discomfort that often accompanies it.

We now offer a same-day appointment that will ensure you are no longer in pain and give you a diagnosis and options to fix the root cause of the problem. There is a single inclusive cost of £99.

Please call the practice on Hertford: 01992 552115, as urgent appointments cannot be booked online.

Emergency Dental Appointment

We make every effort to see patients within 24 hours of their initial enquiry. We have emergency appointments available on the same day. Please telephone 01992 552115 as these slots fill quickly.

All  appointments are remedial and designed to get patients out of pain as fast as possible and to diagnose the root cause of the problem. It does not include any additional dental work.

Dealing with Dental Emergencies

When you are in that situation yourself, it can be hard to decipher what exactly is an emergency, and what steps you should take.

Unfortunately, just because you are experiencing an immense amount of pain does not mean your dental issue will be treated as an emergency.

It is important to be able to decide what kind of emergency needs treatment now, and what can be numbed with painkillers and put off until the next available appointment.

What is Considered a Dental ‘Emergency?’

If you are effected by any of the listed symptoms, it may be a good idea to call your dentist and ask for their advice regarding what to do. This means you can further explain your symptoms and they can get a better understanding of the severity of your case.

Although it is completely dependent on the specifics of the case, some things which can be considered a dental emergency are:

These are examples of dental issues that are not considered as emergencies:

There are ways to reduce certain types of pain, e.g. create a solution of hot water and a teaspoon of salt and gargle with this to reduce swelling and irritation.

Additionally, if you loose a tooth put it inside a glass of milk until you can reach your dentist.

Can you go to the hospital for a dental emergency?

Although a dental issue can often feel like an emergency, most emergency rooms are overpopulated and understaffed, so there will likely be a lot more severe cases that need treated before you.

Additionally, doctors do not have the experience of treating dental emergencies and can do little more than provide antibiotics and painkillers.

If you do decide to go to the hospital, you will eventually need to meet with a dentist to treat your problem eventually.

There are, however, emergency dentists allocated to treating urgent dental care.

Although you should be cautious when to use the hospital – sometimes in highly severe cases the hospital will be the best option.

If you experience any of the following then you should go straight to your local A&E and request to see an NHS dentist:

Avoiding Dental Emergencies?

As we all know, accidents happen and it is impossible to fully avoid the occurrence of a dental emergency.

However, if you follow strict hygiene and cleaning regimes, wear mouth guards when playing sports, and make sure to have regular check-ups with your dentist, you can greatly reduce the likelihood of severe damage occurring to your teeth.