Dental Treatment and COVID-19

Following the announcement by the government on 28th May, we are incredibly pleased and excited to announce that we will be re-opening our practice soon!

At Dentalcare Group patient safety and comfort is of paramount importance, and we have spent the time during closure upgrading the clinic and introducing the following measures to keep our patients and staff SAFER than ever.

The clinic as you are aware has always been a very clean and safe environment. However, we have placed hand sanitisers at entry points, upgraded our PPE and redesigned the patient journey in line with social distancing.

We will be conducting pre-screening tests of patients which is likely to include taking your temperature on arrival.

We have had to cancel numerous appointments since the lockdown began 3 months ago and will initially be prioritising appointments for our existing patients who have had dental emergencies or appointments cancelled, in order of urgency. Please do not attend the clinic unless you have an appointment.

We thank you all for your patience during this difficult time and look forward to seeing you again soon!

We will be in touch as soon as we are ready to see you!

Emergency Dentist

at Dentalcare Trowbridge

What is a dental emergency in Trowbridge?

A dental emergency could be when you experience pain or trauma to your mouth, teeth or gums.

If you have any of the below, and you cannot get an appointment with us the same day, then please visit your local A & E department immediately.

  • Uncontrollable post-extraction bleeding
  • Rapidly increasing swelling around the throat or eye
  • Trauma confined to the dental arches

If you have any of the below then please get in touch to book an emergency dental appointment.

  • Severe facial and dental pain not controlled by over-the-counter medications
  • Soft tissue and dental acute infections (such as an abscess)

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 Trowbridge

1 in 4 people will experience some form of dental trauma at some point during their lifetime. This can include enduring a chipped or broken tooth, a cut to the tongue and losing a tooth.

We know that dental emergencies can be stressful for you as well as for your supporting family, friends and carers, so we aim to see patients with a true dental emergency 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 who will offer you advice and support on what to do.

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Advice for some common dental emergencies in Trowbridge

Here is some advice for some of the more common dental emergencies. Our dental reception will be able to give you more detailed advice when you phone to book your emergency dental appointment.

Toothache or pain

If you’re experiencing any pain, take paracetamol or painkillers. Ibuprofen can help with any swelling but do not exceed the dosage on the packet. A cold compress to the cheek can also help with the pain as can rinsing your mouth in salty water. Avoid hot and cold food and drinks.

Knocked-out tooth

If you have a knocked-out tooth, don’t touch the root, only handle the crown of the tooth. If you’re able to put the tooth back into your gum, you will have more chance of saving your tooth. If this isn’t possible, then keep the tooth in milk not water until you get to the emergency dentist. Do not remove any tissue fragments from the lost tooth. Apply pressure with a clean piece of cloth to the gum to control any bleeding.

Abscess

Take painkillers and rinse your mouth in salty water to alleviate the pain.

Frequently asked questions about dental emergencies 

My filling has come out, what should I do?

Call us as soon as possible for a dental emergency appointment. Where possible, save the filling or any part of the filling and take them with you to the emergency dentist.

My child has knocked out their baby tooth, what should I do?

Try to stop any bleeding from the mouth by applying a soft cloth with gentle pressure. Do not re-insert the tooth into your child’s mouth, instead keep the tooth in a cup of milk until you get to the emergency dentist. Give your child painkiller for any pain but remember to keep to the dosage on the packet.

My wisdom teeth are hurting, what can I do?

Take some painkillers to help alleviate the pain and book an appointment to see the emergency dentist. At your appointment your dentist will be able to check to see whether your wisdom teeth will need to be removed.