Emergency Dental Appointments at Larkham House

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Do you have a dental emergency?

Dental emergencies are usually a rare occurrence but sometimes it’s vital that your dentist sees you as soon as possible. Severe toothache can be painful and debilitating, so we will always do our best to find an appointment for you.

It is considered a dental emergency when you have:

  • Severe bleeding dental bleeding as a result of an accident
  • Dental trauma, broken or lost tooth as a result of an accident
  • Severe dental pain (that does not respond to painkillers)
  • Bleeding from an extracted tooth which won’t stop
  • Sudden and severe swelling around the tooth, gum or mouth. The swelling may or may not be accompanied by a bad taste or bad breath.

An emergency appointment is not considered necessary for:

  • A chipped tooth
  • A dental crown which has become lose or fallen out
  • A dental veneer which has come lose or fallen off
  • A dental filling which has fallen out
  • Denture problems
  • Minor dental problems

If you case does not require an emergency appointment, please call us during office hours and we will do our best to see you as soon as possible.

Out of hours emergency dental service

The NHS service is provided to patients who have a dental emergency (acute dental pain, acute infection, bleeding or trauma). This out of hour’s emergency service CAN NOT treat missing fillings, loose crowns, denture issues or any other minor problem.

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

Out of Hours

Monday – Friday between 1800hrs – 0800hrs

Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays, 24 hrs

Please remember that accident and emergency is only for extreme dental emergencies such as when a tooth has been knocked out and there is severe bleeding.

Dental Advice

Dental advice is available via the NHS Call 111 Service 

If you are a private practice plan member please call 08007832337

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