• GM Dental and Implant Centre

What Is Considered a Dental Emergency?

Updated: Dec 4, 2020

You need urgent dental treatment if you have:

• Facial swelling extending to eye or neck or floor of the mouth.

• Bleeding following an extraction that does not stop after 20 mins of solid pressure with gauze.

• Bleeding due to trauma.

• Severely broken tooth or the tooth has fallen out with pain.

• Toothache that is preventing sleep, eating combined with swelling or fever that is not manageable with pain killers. Please call GM Dental and Implant Centre or NHS 111 if you have a dental emergency as above.

Non-urgent dental care:

• Loose or lost crowns, bridges or veneers.

• Broken, rubbing or lose dentures.

• Bleeding gums. Broken, loose or lost fillings.

• Chipped teeth with no pain.

• Loose orthodontic wires.

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Get out of pain and book an emergency dental appointment for only £45.

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Manage your toothache or your non-emergency at home until you can get to a dentist.

Wisdom Tooth Pain

Most flare-ups can be managed with good home care.

• Thorough cleaning (even if painful)

• Corsodyl mouthwash (max 1-week use)

• Soft diet

• Warm salty mouthwash

• Pain killers If you have difficulty swallowing or swelling in your cheek, you may need antibiotics. • Call your dentist or NHS 111.


Most ulcers heal within 7-10 days. To ease the pain, try:

• Warm salty mouthwash

• Difflam (Benzydamine) spray or mouthwash

• Thorough cleaning (even if painful)

• Corsodyl mouthwash (max 1-week use)

• Soft diet

• Pain killers

Rubbing Dentures

Denture adhesives like Fixodent may help secure a loose denture. Sharp edges can be filed using an emery board.

Bleeding Gums

Bleeding from gums is NOT a dental emergency. Bleeding gums are usually due to gum disease, and will not stop until brushing improves.

Brush 2x a day with fluoride toothpaste for 2 minutes. Concentrate especially on the areas that are bleeding. Use floss or tepe brushes to clean between your teeth every day.


GM Dental and Implant Center is Located:

5 London Road, Strood Rochester, ME2 3JA  /  Tel. 01634718882