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Emergency Dental Care

Emergency Dental Care

If you require emergency dental treatment, you should ask to see a Dentist as soon as possible.

At our practice we offer a same day service for all dental emergencies from toothache to lost or broken Crowns, chipped teeth and fillings to abscesses, trauma, teeth which have been knocked out and a swollen face.

We can take care of your injuries to ensure you heal quicker and more effectively, so you avoid additional dental problems in the future.

Contact the practice at the earliest opportunity and we will give you an appointment as soon as possible.

Out of hours care

If you are an NHS patient and need urgent treatment outside normal opening hours, contact Devon NHS out-of-hours dental service on: Exeter (01392) 823682

Alternatively if you phone the practice, a recorded message will instruct you further.

If you are a private patient please contact the surgery or use the telephone number provided by your dentist.

For emergency advice telephone NHS 111 (24 hours a day, 365 days a year) or visit their websitewww.nhs.uk

Tooth trauma advice

If you have chipped or broken a tooth as a result of an accident or an injury, your dentist may be able to smooth down the uneven edge and replace the missing part with a tooth-coloured filling.

If you break a back molar then this may have to be replaced with a crown. If you have knocked out a tooth or several teeth, the sooner you are seen by a dental professional the better because there is a chance that the teeth could be re-Implanted, depending on the severity of your injury.

It is very important that you keep the knocked out tooth clean and avoid handling the root. In some cases you may be able to put the tooth back into the socket by biting down on a clean paper towel for around 15-20 minutes.

Further advice about caring for your teeth in the event of something unexpected happening can be found in our downloads section.

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