Emergency Dentist in Tonbridge

Need an emergency dentist in Tonbridge?

If you require urgent care and need an emergency dentist in Tonbridge we can help! In any dental emergency, it's crucial to contact your dentist as soon as possible for guidance and to schedule an appointment. If the emergency occurs outside regular office hours, consider going to an emergency dental clinic (call 111 for assistance). At Calm & Gentle Dental Care we're partnered with the 24/7 dentist which means you're covered even out of hours.

I have a dental emergency and don't know what to do:

The first thing is to make sure you've stopped any bleeding and call us right away for further advice so we can see you as soon as possible. We can usually see you the same day and will invite you in for immediate pain relief if needed.

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Here is what to do if you're suffering with any of the following:

  1. Toothache:
    • Rinse your mouth with warm water.
    • Gently floss to remove any trapped debris.
    • Avoid placing aspirin directly on the gums, as it may irritate.


  2. Knocked-Out Tooth:
    • Hold the tooth by the crown (top) and rinse it gently if dirty, without removing any attached tissue.
    • Try to reinsert the tooth into its socket. If not possible, keep it in milk or between your cheek and gums.


  3. Broken or Chipped Tooth:
    • Save any broken pieces.
    • Rinse your mouth with warm water.
    • Apply a cold compress to reduce swelling.


  4. Lost Filling or Crown:
    • Keep the area clean and avoid chewing on that side.
    • Use dental cement, temporary dental filling material, or sugar-free gum to cover the exposed area.


  5. Objects Caught Between Teeth:
    • Gently try to remove the object with dental floss.
    • Avoid using sharp objects that could cause injury.


  6. Abscess or Swelling:
    • Rinse with warm saltwater.
    • Use a cold compress to reduce swelling.
    • Seek prompt dental care as an abscess may indicate infection.


  7. Injury to Soft Tissues (Lips, Cheeks, Tongue):
    • Clean the area gently with warm water.
    • Use a cold compress to reduce swelling.
    • If bleeding persists, seek immediate medical attention.

Keep in mind that you should consult with a healthcare professional for personalised advice. Feel free to call our Tonbridge or call our Rustington practice and one of our friendly team will assist you.

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Lead Dentist

Dr. Pieter Claassen

Business Owner, General Dentist and Implantologist

I am privileged to be allowed to help patients overcome their fear of the dentist. When a patient comes to see me for the first time following years of oral health neglect due to the anxiety they feel, being given the responsibility of escorting them through their journey is an honour.

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