Emergency Dentist in Portishead
Needing emergency treatment
We aim to see all registered patients in pain on the same day, during working hours, please contact us as early as possible to arrange for us to see you.
If you have severe pain, uncontrolled bleeding or swelling and it is out of working hours, please call the practice number 01275 842 550 and listen to the instructions.
There is a £200 call out charge to see a dentist and this includes basic treatment. Members of the practice do not pay this fee.
Knocked out tooth - Avulsed Tooth
An avulsed tooth is a tooth that has been knocked out of its socket, this means it is either totally out and lying on the floor, or is hanging in the mouth by the nerve or thinly attached piece of tissue. If the tooth is still in place but loose or dislodged then this is not totally avulsed and the treatment is slightly different.
It is also worth noting that the information below is for an adult tooth, children’s teeth (deciduous) teeth are often knocked out much more easily but the implications are far less sever as they will have their adult teeth underneath. We’d still recommend visiting a dentist, but it is not normally an emergency and applying pressure to the bleeding socket will normally be sufficient along with some pain killers appropriate to the child age.
Replacing a knocked out or avulsed tooth
The first thing to assess is the tooth itself, if it is shattered then replacing it will be difficult. However if it is in one piece it is often possible to replace it.
If the tooth has shattered, then try to gather together all the pieces together and keep them in water to prevent them drying out. Then call us for an emergency appointment. We may be able to replant the tooth, but worst case is that the pieces can be used to help us as a guide when making a replacement tooth for you.