Ouch! Chipped or broken tooth? There is no need to suffer. Instead, call our team at Smile Rooms Wokingham and we’ll get you booked in for an emergency dentist appointment.
If you’re wondering how soon you’ll be seen by our dentists, you can rest assured that it’s our policy to see you on the very same day if you call us in the morning.
What is classed as a dental emergency?
At Smile Rooms Wokingham, we regard a dental emergency as anything that’s causing you pain or distress. This could be bleeding, or swelling, a chipped or cracked tooth, or a tooth that’s been knocked out. If you’re experiencing toothache or pain, loose teeth, soft tissue injuries, loose veneers, wisdom tooth pain or even broken wires on your braces, don’t waste any time; give our team a call and we’ll see you as soon as possible.
Even if you’re not sure if your issue is a dental emergency, please do call us – as it’s always better to exercise caution in case what you believe is a minor dental issue develops into something more significant.
What should I do about my dental emergency?
If you’ve knocked out or chipped a tooth, you should first seek medical advice from your doctor or A&E. If you’re able to, save your knocked-out tooth and keep it in some milk to take to your emergency dental appointment. If possible, save any pieces from a chipped tooth and bring these with you. You should also rinse your mouth out with some water, before applying a cold compress if you’re suffering from any pain.
If your dental issue is toothache, our advice is to take Ibuprofen to deal with the pain. It’s vital you always seek medical advice before doing so, though. Applying a cold compress will also help manage any swelling.
What do I do about an abscess?
Lost a crown? Paracetemol may help you better deal with the pain – always check with a pharmacist or doctor first, though – and avoid hot or cold drinks, too. If possible, take the crown with you to your emergency dental appointment.
If your problem is a lost filling, paracetemol will help you deal with any pain – but the advice is the same: always speak to a pharmacist or doctor first. Avoid hot or cold drinks, too – and chat to your chemist about purchasing some temporary filling material, which will help until you visit us for your emergency dental appointment.