Emergency Dental Treatment
Posted 21st August 2017
If you need emergency dental treatment, you’re likely to be in real discomfort or pain and you want to get it sorted quickly.
We will always do our best to help you in the time we have available. Here are some details about our emergency dental service and, importantly, how you can help us see our emergency patients as quickly as possible. You never know, one day it could be you!
Let us know if you can’t make your regular appointment
We offer ‘sit and wait’ appointments each day. If you can’t make your regular, scheduled appointment, let us know. That means we can offer your slot to an emergency patient. Last month we lost 7 hours and 45 minutes of appointments that we could have used to help someone in an emergency due to patients failing to attend booked appointments.
Keep your regular appointments if you can
Regular treatment is best and can avoid dental problems becoming emergencies. If you have a ‘niggle’, book yourself an appointment before it gets worse.
Emergency treatment will sort short term problems
Our aim is to get you ‘back on the road’ and pain-free. You may well need need a course of further treatment to completely fix your problem. We will book you an appointment as soon as we can to complete the repairs.
You can call us 24/7
If we’re not there to answer the phone we’ve leave details on our answerphone on where to get out-of-hours help.
For more information visit the NHS Choices Website