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Dental Emergency

Emergency dental appointments

We understand that when you have problems with your teeth, you would like to be seen as quickly as possible. Prolonged pain can be debilitating and may affect your everyday function.

We offer daily emergency sessions, and we will do our best to allocate you an appointment.

What is a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is considered when patients require immediate attention in order to minimise the risk of serious medical complications or prevent long-term dental complications.

It is considered a dental emergency when you have:

  • severe dental bleeding, which does not stop following an extraction
  • dental trauma, broken or lost tooth because of an accident
  • severe dental and facial pain not controlled by over-the-counter painkillers
  • sudden or rapidly increasing swelling around the tooth, gum, or mouth.

It is not considered as an emergency if:

  • You are not in pain
  • You have aesthetic problems (dislodged crowns and bridges)
  • You have denture problems
  • Your filling has fallen out
  • You have a chipped tooth
  • You have been referred to hospital
  • You require a second opinion
  • You are using emergency appointments to have your regular treatment done.

Out of hours emergency dental service

This NHS service is provided to patients who have a dental emergency (acute dental pain, acute infection, bleeding, or trauma).

If you have an emergency outside practice opening hours and you are an NHS or Private patient, access to the emergency dental service is by telephone only – 03330 063 300.

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Dental surgery at Parkhill

Emergency dental appointments

We understand that when you have problems with your teeth, you would like to be seen as quickly as possible. Prolonged pain can be debilitating and may affect your everyday function.

We offer daily emergency sessions, and we will do our best to allocate you an appointment.

What is a dental emergency?

 A dental emergency is considered when patients require immediate attention in order to minimise the risk of serious medical complications or prevent long-term dental complications.

It is considered a dental emergency when you have:

  • severe dental bleeding, which does not stop following an extraction
  • dental trauma, broken or lost tooth because of an accident
  • severe dental and facial pain not controlled by over-the-counter painkillers
  • sudden or rapidly increasing swelling around the tooth, gum, or mouth.

It is not considered as an emergency if:

  • You are not in pain
  • You have aesthetic problems (dislodged crowns and bridges)
  • You have denture problems
  • Your filling has fallen out
  • You have a chipped tooth
  • You have been referred to hospital
  • You require a second opinion
  • You are using emergency appointments to have your regular treatment done.

Out of hours emergency dental service

This NHS service is provided to patients who have a dental emergency (acute dental pain, acute infection, bleeding, or trauma).

If you have an emergency outside practice opening hours and you are an NHS or Private patient, access to the emergency dental service is by telephone only – 03330 063 300.

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Dental Hygienist

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Dental Fillings

Dentures

Nervous Patients

Tooth Extraction

Cancer Screening

Mouthguards

Get In Touch

Contact Details

Call

01803 380090

Email

reception@parkhilldental.co.uk

Address

Parkhill Dental Practice,
3 Parkhill Road,
Torquay,
TQ1 2AL,
Devon

Hours

Mon - Thur: 8.30am - 5pm
Fri: 8.00 - 3pm
Weekends: closed