Emergency treatment

We care about our patients and about the outcome they will get from dealing with us. We are open from Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and keep emergency spaces available in our roster to ensure you can get vital when it becomes urgent.

Evenings and Saturdays can be arranged by appointment, but please remember that once we’ve gone home, there’s no one to answer the telephone and book you in.

An emergency involving the teeth or gums is a medical emergency. Pain involving these parts of the mouth, even when minor, can indicate a severe underlying problem that could worsen with time.

It is important to contact a dentist as soon as possible for a professional evaluation to minimize damage to the teeth, gums, and supporting bone. Short-term action can be taken to relieve oral pain, which can be very severe. If you have a dental emergency contact our surgery as soon as possible to discuss your emergency and to make an appointment.

If the emergency involves a tooth that has been knocked out by trauma, please handle the tooth as little as possible and store it in a container of milk (not water). Bring this with you when you come to the surgery. Please do not rub or attempt to wash the tooth as this may damage it.