Emergency Dental Care
Dental emergencies can arise at any time of the day or night. The pain or discomfort caused by such emergencies can be severe, which is why at Burwell Dental Surgery we strive to see patients who require an emergency dentist on the same day whenever possible.
If you need to see an emergency dentist, call us on 01638 741350 straight away. Our phone lines are open from 8.30am Monday to Friday, and our emergency dental appointments are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so you should call us as soon as possible.
Emergencies can occur out of hours – if you experience a severe dental problem that cannot wait until the practice is open, please call the above number. We operate a rota for out-of-hours calls for our registered patients, and emergency contact details are available on our answer phone.
Patients who are members of our practice plan are covered by emergency dental insurance. We also accept urgent cases from other practices in the Cambridgeshire area during normal surgery hours.
What constitutes a dental emergency?
Many conditions can be classed as a dental emergency, from unbearable toothache to broken teeth or dental abscesses. Common emergencies include:
Pain caused by toothache can be severe. If you experience sudden, unbearable toothache you should book an emergency dental appointment.
We will try our best to alleviate the pain and discomfort however, sometimes we may not be able to completely solve your problem at an emergency appointment, but we will get you out of pain and will advise you of further treatment as required.
Accidents and injuries involving the face can frequently lead to broken teeth. You should see a dentist straight away; they may be able to rebuild your tooth with the most appropriate material, and will get you out of pain.
Your dentist may be able to re-implant your tooth in the socket if they are knocked out through accident or injury.
If you've chipped or broken a tooth as a result of an accident or an injury, it can be a traumatic experience. It's very important that you see a dentist immediately, even if the tooth is just slightly chipped. And 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's 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.
If you have a chipped tooth then 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 require an 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, avulsed teeth 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.Back to How can we Help?