Dental emergencies can strike at any time and to anyone. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort, contact the practice immediately. We will make every effort to see you on the same day. In the event of an emergency, please phone the practice as early as possible so that we can make every effort to see you that day. For evenings, weekends and bank holidays, please phone the Hertfordshire Emergency Dental Service on 0300 333 224.
Can I get emergency treatment if I’m not registered?
You do not have to be a registered patient with us to receive our emergency service. You can be registered at another practice or not registered at all. We are here to help anyone in pain.
Please contact 01923 231861. For evenings, weekends and bank holidays, please phone the Hertfordshire Emergency Dental Service on 0300 333 224.
Taking the stress out of dental emergencies
We do everything possible to see you the same-day in our dedicated emergency slots
Phone for an emergency appointment as early in the morning as possible, or phone the above out-of-hours service.
Our friendly reception team will aim to accommodate you as early as possible
Work is undertaken by our gentle, dedicated dentists
Read our FAQs below for advice on the more common causes of toothache
Visit us as regular as recommended to avoid painful problems arising
Maintain your teeth and gums as recommended, between dental visits
What should I do to cure a toothache? If you are suffering from a painful toothache, something is wrong that requires attention. Contact us immediately to organise an appointment as quickly and conveniently as possible for you. Painkillers such as Ibuprofen or Paracetamol are normally recommended but remember, do not exceed the maximum dose and seek advice if you are unsure.
What should I do if I have a swelling? Swellings are normally caused by an infection. Contact us immediately to receive treatment or advice.
What should I do if I have fractured my tooth? Fractured teeth can usually be restored. If the tooth is painful, avoid hot or cold and try not to eat or bite on that side i.e. relieve the tooth from extremes of temperature and pressure. Painkillers such as Ibuprofen or Paracetamol may help. Contact us and we will arrange an appointment and aim to fix the tooth, or at least make it comfortable until a time when a permanent repair can be carried out.
What if one of my crowns has fallen off or is loose? Keep your crown safe so it can be re-cemented as soon as possible to avoid damage or the need for root canal treatment. If it is loose – the same advice applies. Please contact us immediately.
What if I have broken my denture? Broken dentures can usually be repaired relatively easily. Please resist the temptation to glue them together yourself as this often makes a repair very difficult. Contact us to organise the repair.