In case of a dental emergency, this advice will get you through until you can see us for an emergency appointment or see the doctor.

If you’ve received a significant head injury, seek medical advice from a doctor first.

We provide emergency dental care and ACC for dental accidents or injuries.

Knocked-out Tooth

If a permanent tooth (do not re-implant baby teeth);

• Find the tooth and pick it up by the crown (the white part). Avoid touching the root

• If the tooth is dirty, wash it briefly (10 seconds) under cold running water before re-inserting it

• Bite on a handkerchief to hold it in position

• If you’re unable to re-insert, place the tooth in a glass of milk or salt water. Avoid storage in plain water.

• See a dentist immediately 

Broken Tooth

• If possible keep the tooth fragment and bring to the dental appointment

• See a dentist as soon as possible


• Rinse your mouth with warm water

• Use dental floss to remove any food trapped between teeth

• If there is swelling, apply cold compresses to the outside cheek

• Do not use heat or place aspirin on aching teeth or gums

• Take recommended dose of pain relief medication such as paracetamol or ibuprofen 

• See a dentist as soon as possible