Out Of Hours Emergency Service
If you have an urgent need to see a dentist please telephone the practice immediately and we will ensure that you're offered an appointment on a priority basis. If you are able to call the surgery before 10am that would be helpful as we keep emergency same day slots for registered patients which are usually before lunch (12.00 – 12.30pm) and after lunch (13.30-14.00pm)
If you have a very urgent dental problem outside normal surgery hours you should telephone 07731 107470 between the hours of 6.00pm and 9.00pm Mon to Fri 10.00am to 6.00pm Sat, Sun and Bank holidays
Alternatively contact N.H.S Direct 0845 46 47
If you have a severe dental emergency, this is a large facial or mouth swelling, uncontrolled bleeding following a tooth extraction or trauma to the mouth following an accident you should attend the A & E department at your local Hospital.
Some of our patients are getting slightly confused regarding our emergency appointment slots; I hope the information below will help clarify any queries you have.
An EMERGENCY Appointment
These are slots we leave available every day for any of our patients that are in pain. We ask all patients to ring before 10am where possible on the day as our slots are only available before and after lunch time. Any patients suffering with extreme pain, the need to take pain killers but with no relief or if you have a swollen face are what we deem an Emergency. If you have any of these symptoms then we advise you ring us immediately.
An URGENT Appointment
This sort of appointment includes lost crowns or fillings, broken teeth or slight discomfort from a tooth or gums (including bleeding). Although many patients consider these to be an emergency they are not a true emergency. We will endeavour to get you in as quickly as possible however, please appreciate that true emergency patients take priority.
Many thanks for your co-operation.