Emergency Dentistat Dentalcare Langley
What is a dental emergency at Langley?
A dental emergency is where you experience pain or trauma to your mouth, teeth or gums. This may include:
- A knocked-out tooth
- A chipped or fractured tooth
- Loose teeth or a loose tooth
- Toothache or dental pain
- Loose or damaged crowns and fillings
If you think you have a dental emergency or you’re not sure if you have a dental emergency, then contact our receptionist for advice.
Getting an emergency dental appointment in Langley
1 in 4 people will experience some form of dental trauma in the course of their lifetime and this may include a chipped or broken tooth, split lip, root fractures or loss of teeth.
We know that dental emergencies can be frightening. That’s why we aim to see patients within 24 hours of calling, please contact us as early as you can.
If you have a dental emergency outside of our usual opening hours, please phone 111 who are available until 9.30pm every day, and from 8am until 9.30pm on weekends and bank holidays.
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Advice for some common dental emergencies in Langley
Here is some advice for some of the more common dental emergencies.
If you’re experiencing any pain, take paracetamol or painkillers but do not exceed the dosage. Ibuprofen can help with any swelling. A cold compress can also help with the pain. Avoid hot or cold drinks and any sweet or spicy food. Rinsing your mouth with salty water can also help.
Save any pieces of a knocked-out or chipped tooth and keep them in milk until you get to the emergency dentist.
Where possible, save any lost fillings or crowns and take them with you to the dentist.
Frequently asked questions about dental emergencies
What can I do if my adult tooth has been knocked out?
Always hold your tooth by the crown and don’t hand the roots. Do not try to rinse your tooth or remove any of the attached tissue. If you are able to put your tooth back into your mouth until you see your emergency dentist, then it has more chance of surviving. If this is not possible, then keep it in a cup of milk until you get to your dentist.
What do I do if I have chipped or broken my tooth?
Phone us as soon as possible for a dental emergency appointment. Save all the pieces of your broken tooth and bring them with you to the surgery. We will decide on the best course of treatment and this may involve filing down the tooth or re-building it with special resin.
What should I do if my braces have broken?
If your brace wire has broken or come loose try covering up the wire with a small piece of cotton wool or cloth until you can get to the surgery to see us. Never cut the wire yourself.