Alpha House Emergency Dentistry
Accidents happen sometimes, and pain can come about when we least expect it.
If you suffer from a dental emergency, you should 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.
Dental emergencies may include:
- Teeth missing due to being knocked out in an accident
- Loose veneers, crowns or bridges
- Bleeding in the mouth
- Broken teeth
- Jaw pain
If you have an urgent dental problem, call us as early in the day as possible for an emergency appointment.
The NHS also provides 'Dentaline', an emergency dental service (evenings and weekends only) and they can be contacted on 01634 890300.
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, holding the water over the effected area. Over the counter pain relief tablets can often reduce the pain of toothache, take the advice of a pharmacist on the best way to manage this and contact the practice at the earliest convenience.
Bleeding in the mouth/ Traumatic damage
If your mouth is bleeding due to an accident, hold a cold compress over the affected area and apply pressure for 10 minutes to stop the bleeding. If a tooth has been knocked out the best thing to do is to place it back in the socket and seek help from a dentist immediately. If this is not possible avoid handling the root and place it in fresh milk. Do not wash the root or allow it to dry out. Time is of the essence here and seek dental care immediately.
Jaw pain can be caused by different factors including clenching and grinding the teeth or trauma to the jaw bone itself. If in doubt seek help as soon as possible.
Before I came here I hadn't been to a dentist for nearly 30 years. It was only when my gums became sore and I kept having dreams that my teeth were about to fall out, that I finally decided I really needed to do something.
Mr Hussain completed a thorough examination, in which he took the time to really listen to me, without being at all judgemental. The treatment and recommendations that he made have completely changed how I feel about my teeth, and I am truly grateful to him and his team. If anyone is looking for a new dentist, where you are really treated as an individual, and will receive excellent care and treatment, I would certainly recommend this surgery.