Dentists in Anstey, Leicester 33 The Nook, Anstey, Leicester LE7 7AZ
0116 464 9002
When it comes to dental emergencies, the more you know, the faster you’ll be able to react and make decisions that will help preserve your teeth in the long term. Follow 33 Dental Practice’s simple guidance so you know what to do in a dental emergency.
If you have any kind of problems with your teeth or mouth, and no other medical issues, then you should nearly always go to a dental practice with a dental emergency.
Doctors aren’t always equipped to treat dental emergencies. The exception to this rule is if you have increasing swelling or uncontrolled bleeding in your mouth, as these can be life endangering. If you have one of these symptoms, go to A&E urgently.
We offer same-day and next-day emergency dental appointments, so you will be able to see someone relatively quickly.
Sometimes a dentist can see you if you walk into practice, but you’re more likely to get an emergency appointment if you call ahead of time. We retain emergency slots just in case a patient comes in with an emergency. By calling ahead, you can get a slot allocated to you.
By calling ahead we can offer immediate advice. For example, if you have knocked out a tooth, you might need to act quickly beforehand to help save the tooth.
If you are in pain whilst waiting to see a dentist, we recommend you take painkillers. Paracetamol and Ibuprofen are both effective dental pain relief.
If you aren’t sure whether your dental problem is an emergency or not, get in touch with our team so we can advise you further.
Once you’ve had your emergency appointment at the practice, your dentist will advise you of next steps.
You may be prescribed antibiotics if you have an infection like a dental abscess, or if you have had damage to your teeth, you might need to book in further follow-up appointments to make sure the problem is completely cleared up. Either way, make sure you follow up on the advice they’ve given you to prevent further dental emergencies in the future.
Accidents happen, but when it comes to dental emergencies- there’s a few things you can do to prevent them.
If you need to see a dentist outside of our practice’s normal hours, please call our number. Our voicemail will advise where you can access out-of-hours treatment.
Many of you will be aware that during the latest Covid 19 update dental practices have been given the green light to re-open the surgery from 8th June. Whilst this is good news, there are a number of procedures that we have being putting in place to make treatment safe for our patients and staff, as we are sure you will appreciate, this is taking some time to set up.
Our intention is, if at all possible to commence opening on the 8th June but this is entirely dependent on our ability to obtain training and appropriate PPE which as you know there is a great shortage of. This equipment will be essential for us to be able to operate.
From 8th- 29th of June we will be prioritising the most urgent of cases including those who have been experiencing problems during this lockdown period. We will contact you directly to arrange an appointment. This period may be extended if required.
Rest assured we are trying our utmost to source this PPE as soon as possible to enable us to extend our treatment further to include fillings, crown/bridge work, root treatments and surgical extractions, scale & polish ect.
We anticipate that it will be several weeks before we will be able to commence these more advanced procedures.
This is a rapidly changing environment which we are adapting to as quickly as we possibly can. We really appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this difficult period and look forward to welcoming you back to the practice soon.
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