Midlands Smile Centres provide Emergency Dental treatment across Birmingham. Just like a Dental Hospital, we can be contacted 24 hours per day, every day of the year. You do not need to be a patient of Midlands Smile Centres to access our emergency dental treatment service.
When you have a dental emergency, it's important to see a dentist quickly. Seeing a dentist promptly, increases the success rate of treatment and will resolve problems with toothache sooner. We are often closer to patients than the Dental Hospital, or other dentists offering Emergency Dental treatment, because we have practices across Birmingham. Typically, we will be able to attend to your problem faster than a Dental Hospital*.
Often there is little warning that dental problems are developing. Sometimes the warning signs are missed as low levels of pain are less noticeable during the day. If pain killers are not providing the relief needed, Midlands Smile Centres can be contacted on our emergency treatment number 07960344510. This number is also found on our out of hours voice mail message. If it's possible to do so, we will arrange for treatment to occur at your closest Midlands Smile Centre practice. If this isn't possible, the Selly Oak and Kings Heath Midlands Smile Centres are normally staffed by our emergency dentists .
If you have any of the following problems you should contact us right away
Tooth Ache which has continued for more than 30 minutes after taking pain relief, cleaning and flossing between teeth.
A lump on your gum line next to the root of your teeth, this may be an abscess. Untreated this will lead to tooth loss
A broken tooth or broken filling. Untreated this can lead to further tooth or filling damage and eventually tooth loss.
A broken crown. Untreated this can result in untreatable decay to the root of the tooth, abscesses and eventually tooth loss.
A tooth which has been knocked out. Sometimes teeth which have been dislodged can be reinserted. If you still have the tooth, place it in a sealed container filled with milk and bring it with you. Do not clean or wash the tooth, this will reduce the likelihood it can be reinserted. If the tooth is dirty the milk will help to clean it without damaging the tissue. A dentist will be able to clean off any remaining dirt.
A lost tooth. Even if you have lost the tooth, a dentist should attend to the wound left in your gums. If this becomes infected, it can result in abscesses and other complications. This is especially important if you intend to have a Dental Implant.
A partially dislodged or loose adult tooth. Try to avoid touching the tooth, unless preventing it from falling out. Try to support the tooth rather than apply pressure to keep it in place. A dentist may be able to reinsert it into it's original location, this is incredibly difficult to do correctly, unless you are a trained dentist.
You do not need to be register, or have previously been a patient of Midlands Smile Centres to access our emergency dental treatment service.
Our Emergency Dental Treatment number is 07960344510.
*assumes Midlands Smile Centre practices are closer to patients than Birmingham Dental Hospital and patients call during practice opening hours.