Managing dental problems at home
If you can't get to a dentist ,these measures will help you to understand where to access care if you’re in pain, and support you in managing minor symptoms at home.
Treat at home, or call usual dental practice for further advice
Loose or lost crowns, bridges or veneers.
Broken, rubbing or loose dentures
Broken, lose or lost fillings
Chipped teeth with no pain
Loose orthodontic wires
Call your usual dental practice for advice first
Facial swelling extending to eye or neck.
Bleeding following an extraction that does not stop after 20 mins solid pressure with gauze/clean hankie. A small amount of oozing is normal, just like if you had a grazed knee.
Bleeding due to trauma.
Trauma resulting in a tooth being knocked out of the socket, or a large fracture resulting from trauma and causing severe pain.
Significant toothache preventing sleep or eating, associated with significant swelling, or fever that cannot be managed with painkillers.
Straight to A&E
Facial swelling affecting vision or breathing preventing mouth opening more than 2 fingers width.
Trauma causing loss of consciousness, double vision or vomiting.