EMERGENCIES

 

 

 

Outside of working hours please use the following numbers for dental emergencies:

DURING THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE ADVICE ON THE HOMEPAGE 

In the event of an urgent dental emergency out of hours where you are an existing patient of the practice, please call our usual number (01749 678040) and listen carefully for the mobile telephone number of the dentist on call. 

 

Please take note of the following:

Out of hours call-outs for Private and PrioryPlan patients incur a call-out fee of £110.

There is no fee for patients under PrioryPlan Complete/Codeplan.

NHS patients please call the Somerset Dental Advice line on 0300 123 7691. Private patients may also call this number if they do not wish to make use of our on-call service.

If you are not registered at this practice please call NHS 111 or the local Somerset helpline on 0300 769 7691,

Call 111 if:

 

  • You need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency

  • You think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service

  • You don't know who to call or you don't have a GP to call

  • You need health information or reassurance about what to do next

 

For less urgent health needs, contact your GP or local pharmacist in the usual way.

 

NOTE: You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but in the event of an immediate, life-threatening emergency, continue to call 999.

What is a dental emergency?

A dental EMERGENCY is when a patient needs to seek immediate attention to reduce the risk of serious medical complications. Situations that may bring this type of emergency on are:

  • Trauma to the teeth or jaw (not including dentures)

  • Profuse bleeding following an extraction

  • Increasing swelling around the throat or eye area 

 

URGENT treatment is required if you present with...

  • Dental and facial pain, which is not controlled with over the counter pain killers

  • Significant dental and soft tissue infections

 

In the case of these emergencies and where you call us before 10am we will endeavour to see you the same day