Accidents happen sometimes, and pain can come about when we least expect it. If you suffer from a dental emergency, you need to seek professional help as quickly as possible. That is why here at Alpha House Dental Practice, we offer emergency dental treatment to everyone – even those not registered with us! If you have an urgent dental problem, call us on 01843 842306 for an emergency appointment.

Dental emergencies may include:

  • Teeth missing due to being knocked out in an accident
  • Toothache
  • Swelling
  • Loose veneers, crowns or bridges
  • Bleeding in the mouth
  • Broken teeth
  • Jaw pain

Temporary pain relief

We endeavour to see patients with dental emergencies as soon as possible, but we recommend the following methods to provide temporary pain relief until you get to see our emergency dentists.


If you have a toothache that continues to get worse, rinse your mouth with warm water, and if you can, gently floss your teeth to remove any food particles that may be causing infection. Over-the-counter pain relief tablets can often relieve the pain of toothache, but you must never let the pill rest against your teeth and gums as it will cause a burning reaction on your gum tissue.

If you have severe toothache, you must get in touch with us immediately so that, in the event of infection, we can stop it from spreading.

Bleeding in the mouth

If your mouth is bleeding due to an accident, hold a cold compress over the affected area for a few minutes.

Jaw pain

If you have injured your jaw, apply a cold compress to the painful area. This will ease any swelling until you get to your emergency appointment.

If you've had an accident that has affected your teeth or are suffering from severe toothache, call Alpha House Dental Practice immediately on 01843 842306 to arrange an emergency appointment.

Alpha House: Emergency Dentists in Kent, Thanet, Birington and Herne bay.