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Emergency Care

We pride ourselves in offering safe, trustworthy, and effective same-day Emergency dental appointments.

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I always seem to be waiting a while for an emergency appointment when I have toothache or a broken tooth for example?


A toothache can be one of the most severe and unbearable types of pain – WE HAVE ALL BEEN THERE and we understand.

This is why at Abercorn our registered patients will always been seen on the same day during our surgery opening hours when suffering pain as part of our courteous and caring ethos.

We ask that all our registered patient contact us in the morning between 8:30 – 9:00 for an Emergency Appointment on that day.


Toothache can be caused for several reasons and rest assured we can deal with/resolve them all for you pain-free!

Please click on reasons below for more information and to help you identify a problem:

Holes in your teeth (cavities / tooth decay)

A hole in your tooth forms when the enamel wears away. Bacteria from sugary foods adhere to the surface of your teeth and collects plaque. Plaque builds and creates “a hole”.

At Abercorn to prevent further damage to the tooth we place a filling – for which there are many materials.

Bleeding Gums (gingivitis / gum disease)

Like holes in your teeth, bleeding gums can be become painful and infected. This can result in bad breath and sensitive teeth.

At Abercorn we believe that your gums are the foundation of your smile. Minor forms can be treated with prevention and a scale and polish whilst more severe cases require a deeper clean to prevent bacterial infection.

Infection (abscessed tooth)

A significant toothache is sometimes accompanied with a swelling and can indicate an abscessed tooth. Sometimes a root canal treatment is required and involves removing the infection with careful instrumentation and cleaning.

Loose or broken fillings

If pain and sensitivity are intermittent but appear to be sticking around, it may indicate that a filling is loose, broken or has failed. We may need to replace the filling for you to prevent any further pain.

Grinding teeth (bruxism)

Bruxism is a term for teeth grinding. Patients affected with bruxism often experience a dull toothache. Sometimes, depending on the patient and diagnosis, a mouthguard can be useful in helping to reduce the grinding of teeth and of course we will advise you and offer this.

Sinus infection

If a toothache is accompanied by a headache and congestion, the combined symptoms may indicate a sinus infection. Generally, over-the-counter medications intended for sinus pressure and pain relief can help alleviate the problem with advise from us.

Cracked or broken tooth

Although most of our patients can identify whether they have a cracked or broken tooth, there may not be initial visible signs. If, however, severe and sharp pain results when eating or chewing, a tooth may have experienced injury or trauma.

A cracked tooth may also cause swelling of the gums.


We understand that our patients may have falls and bumps. Whether a child or an adult we appreciate that these things happen. Please contact our reception team immediately for advice on what to do next and for reassurance.

Pain after an Extraction

Pain following tooth removal is called a Dry socket (called alveolar osteitis) It is a painful dental condition that sometimes happens after you have a permanent adult tooth extracted. It is when the blood clot at the site of the tooth extraction fails to develop, or it dislodges or dissolves before the wound has healed. At Abercorn we advise that the socket requires  a dressing and some specific at home attention which must be followed

Infected wisdom tooth

Pericoronitis is inflammation of the soft tissues surrounding the crown of a partially erupted tooth, including the gingiva (gums) and the dental follicle. Treatment requires cleaning and dressing of the gum, stoning an adjacent tooth and antibiotics.

Private Emergency Service

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We also offer a Private Emergency service for out of hours care.

Information of a contact telephone number can be found on our answering machine.

This service is offered to any patient.

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