37 Warsash Rd, Southampton
Hampshire, SO31 9HW
(01489) 573207 reception@warsashdental.co.uk

Emergency Information

Opening Hours: The practice is open Monday – Thursday from 8.00am – 5.00pm and Friday from 8.00am – 3.00pm.

During the week patients in pain or in an emergency situation should call the surgery preferably before 9.00am, every effort will be made to schedule an appointment as soon as possible with your dentist that day. If your dentist is away, an appointment will be made with another dentist in the practice who will be happy to deal with your emergency.

At weekends if our patients require urgent advice out of hours they simply call the main practice number 01489 573207 to obtain the emergency telephone number for the dentist on call. There is no fee for advice given over the phone however, if the dentist is called out to the practice there will be a call out fee to pay.

Alternatively FOR NHS patients, there is an out of hours NHS emergency dental service for which there is no call out fee. Calls should be made as early as possible at 9.00am to ensure an appointment. NHS Direct telephone number 111.

Common Dental Emergencies

I have a tooth ache

If you have a constant pain, this indicates there is something wrong that requires attention. Painkillers are usually necessary. Contact the practice to arrange an emergency appointment as soon as possible.

I recently had a filling

The tooth can ache for up to forty-eight hours, especially if it was large. In this time it is also possible to have sensitivity from hot and cold. If the tooth feels tender upon biting, it is possible that the filling is proud and needs smoothing down.If the problems have not settled in forty-eight hours, please contact the practice for advice.

I have a swelling

This is usually caused by an infection. Usually treatment and/or antibiotics will be required. You must contact the practice as soon as possible.

I have fractured a tooth

Please do not panic as these can usually be restored. If the tooth is painful, avoid hot and cold foods. If there is pain try to avoid eating or biting on that side. Painkillers can often help. An early appointment is usually necessary to avoid further damage to the tooth and possibly the nerve inside. We can easily provide a temporary restoration and ensure it is pain free.

I have lost a crown

Please keep the crown safe, so it can be re-cemented for you. If the underlying tooth is painful avoid eating near it and drink tepid drinks only. It is essential that the crown is re-cemented as failure to do so can lead to further damage and the necessity for root canal treatment.

I have knocked a tooth out

The tooth needs to be re-implanted as soon as possible. If you can, place the tooth back into the socket and splint in place with silver paper. If this is not possible, DO NOT place the tooth in water. DO place it in some cold milk or on one side of your mouth between you teeth and cheeks until you can be seen either by us or a local hospital emergency dental department. Try not to handle the tooth root too much to protect the fibres around the root surface.

I have broken my denture

Broken dentures can usually be repaired relatively easily. Please resist the temptation to glue them together your self as this often makes a repair very difficult. Please call the practice to organise the repair.