A dental emergency can be a traumatic event, and you may be unclear as to who to call to fix your teeth and ease your pain. If you have just broken or have entirely knocked out a tooth, woken up with severe dental pain or suspect you may have a dental abscess, don’t hesitate to contact the Sarum Dental Practice in Salisbury, where we will do our best to accommodate you.

Are you experiencing a dental emergency?

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please get in touch with your Sarum Dental dentist:

  • An infection or inflamed gums
  • Traumatic injury to the teeth and gums
  • Discharge or pus within the mouth
  • Cracked or broken tooth exposing nerves and tissue

Things to remember in a dental emergency

Here are a few tips if you are experiencing a dental emergency and are waiting to be seen by your dentist.

  • Help to prevent infection by avoiding touching the area of your mouth that is bleeding, inflamed or sore
  • Apply a cold compress to the outside of your mouth (close to the problem area) to help relieve some pain and stem any bleeding
  • If you have lost part of or have knocked out your tooth, place it into a sealed container of milk and leave it in the fridge. Bring this with you at your emergency dental appointment as, depending on the damage, your Sarum dentist may be able to clean the tooth and place it back into your mouth.

Do you need an emergency dental appointment in Salisbury?

At Sarum Dental Practice, our compassionate Wiltshire dentists are happy to accommodate patients requiring urgent attention at the start of the morning and afternoon clinic sessions, five days a week. Unfortunately, we currently do not offer an out-of-hours service; however, please call the practice if you need urgent attention. Failing that, we recommend that you call NHS 111 for self-care advice at the very least.

The accident and emergency service at the local hospital, Salisbury District Hospital, will be the best port of call if you:

  • Are in severe dental pain not being eased by painkillers
  • Are bleeding non-stop from the mouth (i.e. tooth extraction site)
  • Have trauma of the face/mouth/teeth after a recent accident/injury