Emergency Dentist

EMERGENCY DENTIST APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE EVERY WEEKDAY

Dental emergencies can happen to anyone, at anytime. Although we hope you never experience a dental emergency, at The Essex Smile Centre we do keep emergency times set aside every day to accommodate these cases.

If you have toothache and need emergency dental treatment, we would love to help you, you don’t need to be registered with us to book.  There aren’t many dental situations we haven’t seen, and everything can be gently resolved as pain free as possible.

We understand that if you or a member of your family is experiencing a dental emergency, it can be frightening and sometimes painful. We are committed to ensuring all our patients always feel comfortable and supported, and this is the same for dental emergency appointments too, and we’ll try to help you as quickly as possible.

If you need an emergency appointment please contact us now (we allocate appointments on a first come, first served basis).

WHAT IS A DENTAL EMERGENCY?

The following qualify as Emergency appointments:

  • Severe toothache with pain radiating to eye, ear and / or throat
  • Kept awake at nights and uncontrollable with painkillers
  • Pain with Swelling and Temperature
  • Trauma to the face resulting in broken teeth

These do not qualify as emergency appointments, but will be treated as urgent appointments:

  • Lost or loose Crowns
  • Broken Dentures
  • Broken fillings or teeth with some or little sensitivity
  • Bleeding from the gums

WHAT DO I DO ON A WEEKDAY, WEEKEND OR PUBLIC HOLIDAY?

Week Days

Please ring the practice as soon as possible. We allocate these on a first come first serve basis

Weekends & Holidays

We offer an on call system for all our Private and Denplan patients. We are open on a Saturday till12.30pm. On Sundays / bank holidays the messages will be checked at mid-day and returned at the dentist earliest convenience. Any messages left after this time will not be heard. You must therefore wait until the following day.

WHAT IF I AM AN NHS PATIENT?

NHS patients will need to ring NHS Services on 111 (dial 111 from your hand set) They will then assess you to see if you need to see a Dentist. If this is the case then you will be given a number to ring. You can opt to ring our private helpline and pay for any advice, treatment or medicine on a private basis.