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!

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What is a dental emergency at Amersham?

As many as 1 in 4 people will experience some form of dental emergency in their lifetime. This could include anything ranging from a chipped tooth to painful abscess or knocked-out tooth  

We know that dental emergencies can be frightening and that is why we will do our best to see you as soon as possible. 

At Dentalcare Amershamdental emergencies are classed as any kind of dental pain, bleeding or trauma to your teeth, mouth or gums. Common dental emergencies include: 

  • chipped tooth 
  • knocked-out tooth 
  • Persistent toothache 
  • Lost crowns or fillings 
  • Abscess 
  • Root fractures 

Contact our friendly dental receptionists who can give you advice over the phone to deal with your dental emergency and book you in to see the emergency dentist as soon as possible. 

Getting an emergency dental appointment in Amersham

We aim to see patients who have a dental emergency as soon as possible and within 24 hours of calling. If you have a dental emergency, please contact us as soon as you can so that we can book you in quickly with our emergency dentist. 

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. 

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Advice for some common dental emergencies in Amersham

Here is some advice for some of the more common dental emergencies. 

 

Toothache or any kind of dental pain 

A constant nagging toothache can be painful. Take paracetamol for the pain. Ibuprofen can help if you have any swelling. Avoid drinking anything that is too hot or cold. Rinsing your mouth in salty water can also help ease the pain. 

 

Knocked-out tooth 

If you have knocked-out a tooth from a fall, make sure that you visit your doctor or A&E if you are suffering from any other injuries. Saving your tooth is time critical so you must call us as soon as you possibly can if the emergency dentist is able to bed the tooth back into your gum. Always hold the tooth by the crown, never the root and don’t allow it to dry out. Either keep your tooth in cold milk or in your mouth whilst you wait to see the emergency dentist. 

 

Lost Crown 

If you still have the crown, keep hold of it and bring it with you to the emergency dentist. Phone us as soon as possible to book an emergency dentist appointment. 

Frequently asked questions about dental emergencies 

What can I do for a dental abscess?

You need to call us for a dental emergency appointment so that we can check that the infection has not spread to any other parts of your body. You can take painkillers to deal with pain and rinse your mouth in salty water can help too. 

What should I do if I have a dental emergency at the weekend?

Firstly, call us to see if we are open. If you have a dental emergency late at the weekend or on a Sunday, you can call 111 who will tell you what to do next. 

The wire on my fixed brace has come loose. Is this a dental emergency?

Yes, call us as soon as you can, and we will get a dentist to see you as soon as possible. Whilst you are waiting cover the loose wire with cotton wool. Never attempt to cut the wire yourself.