Emergency Dental Care
Emergency Dental Care

Most common dental emergencies involve toothache or accidental damage and too often people suffer in silence, in the hope that the pain will disappear. All of our practices operate an emergency service for our patients, both in and out of hours, so contact your nearest Oasis practice for help.

The following questions are those most commonly asked by our patients:

What are the causes of toothache?
Tooth decay and gum disease are the major causes of toothache. Tooth decay and gum disease are caused by a build-up of plaque, which can be prevented with regular brushing, flossing and visits to the dentist.

What do I do when I have toothache?
Contact your nearest practice and book an appointment to see a dentist. If you are registered as a patient with Oasis, all of our practices operate an out of hour’s emergency service. You can collect details on your next visit or call and speak to one of our team. Details will also be recorded on to the practice answering machine outside of normal opening hours.

How does most accidental damage to teeth occur?
A blow or impact to the mouth and jaws. Common accidents are caused by injuries when playing sport, falls, road traffic accidents, children and family pets.

How can I prevent injury?
It’s very difficult to stop accidents happening but by being more aware, you should reduce your chances of an accident that causes you harm. Wherever possible you should take preventive measures, for example, when playing impact sports such as rugby, lacrosse, hockey and horse-riding. It is advisable to wear a mouth-guard so visit your dentist for a specially fitted mouth-guard.
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