Emergency Dental Care
From time to time, accidents happen which can result in damage to the teeth. From sporting injuries, accidents at work or while biting down on hard foods, teeth can break, crack or be knocked out. It can be a worrying time, but knowing you have access to emergency dental treatment can be reassuring. At Castlemill Dental Clinic we provide emergency dental care which you can turn to at such moments. We are here to help and you should not hesitate to contact us if you believe you require urgent dental assistance. Instinctively, we tend to know the severity of an issue and how quickly it needs addressing.
Whereas with a chipped tooth or a minor tooth fracture you may be able to arrange anappointment for when next available, emergency dental issues require immediate attention.
Such issues include:
● Knocked-out tooth
● Severe bleeding or toothache
● Lost filling or dental crown
● Severely cracked tooth or missing fragment
● Object stuck in tooth
Handling a knocked-out tooth
An injury or accident which results in a tooth being completely knocked out can be distressing and incredibly unsettling. However, with a prompt and correct response it may be possible to save the tooth.
You should rinse the tooth to clean it as best you can. Then try to place it back into the socket, using a piece of moistened gauze – or even a wet tea bag – to bite down on. This will help save your tooth until you see the dentist the same day.
If the tooth will not stay in the socket – or you are worried you may swallow it – bring the tooth into the clinic in a container of milk or your saliva. In the meantime, a cold, wet compress may help if there is bleeding from the socket where the tooth was knocked out.
Not all dental emergencies are easy to see, but the resulting pain can be just as severe. One such example is a tooth abscess which can cause a severe and persistent throbbing pain. Anyone can suffer from an abscess and it will not go away on its own.
Severe toothache is a clear indicator of a dental issue which may require urgent treatment. Please do not hesitate to contact us immediately to get our advise and to book an emergency appointment if necessary.
Castlemill Dental is a VHI registered clinic offering state of the art dentistry to its patients. We provide a whole range of dental treatments, including emergency dental care.
If you have lost a tooth, severely fractured a tooth or are experiencing severe toothache which you feel needs urgent dental attention, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our emergency dental care is accessible during regular clinic opening times or while we are in the clinic.
Our opening hours as advertised online are the normal hours you can expect the clinic to be operating within but we can be open earlier or later. Therefore, regardless of the time, please call if you require emergency dental care.
Medical cards and PRSI are accepted at Castlemill Dental Clinic and we can advise you on the treatments this entitles you to.
We are here to help! Do not hesitate to seek urgent dental care if you experience any of the following symptoms.
- Severe Tootache or Bleeding
- Broken Tooth or Crown
- Lost Dental Filling or Crown
- Object Stuck in Teeth
We can only provide emergency care during opening hours or while we are in the clinic.
There is a chance we maybe in the clinic early or late so try calling, but outside opening hours you may need to wait until we’re back in the clinic.
Medical Card or PRSI
Adults (over 16 years of age) who have a valid medical card can access a range of dental services and treatments under the Dental Treatment Service Scheme.
All medical card holders are entitled to specific dental treatments e.g., a dental examination, two fillings in each calendar year, extractions as necessary.
Some treatments such as the provision of dentures require the approval of the HSE before the dentist can proceed and in this case, the dentist applies directly to the HSE.
Additional treatments for example, teeth cleaning are available to those persons with specific medical conditions and again, your dentist will be able to advise you of your entitlement if this is the case. The HSE dental section may require written documentation outlining your medical condition and/or medications from your G.P. or other relevant medical person.