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Emergency treatment

If you’ve suddenly injured your tooth or have toothache, it’s easy to panic. We’ll fit you in for an emergency dental appointment with one of our dentists in Fleetwood or Cleveleys. If it’s out of hours, you’ll be directed to an emergency dentists’ number and given instructions.

Always phone us as early as possible so we can triage you and ensure we are managing your concern appropriately.

We will always leave details of our Emergency arrangements on our answer-machines and front door.

Don't leave it too late

Regular check-ups don’t guarantee a pain free mouth, but by spotting the early signs of decay, gum disease or changes in your mouth, we can help start treatment swiftly, preventing more invasive solutions.

Our Ideal Discount Club is a great way of spreading the cost of your regular check-ups. Why not enquire with one of our team today?


An abscess is an area of pus that’s formed by an infection. When you get an abscess, your immune system strikes back and sends white blood cells to the area to remove the bacteria. What you’ll notice most is the intense pain. Naturally, emergency dentist procedures are vital. The abscess might drain or the pain go away, but you must visit your emergency dentist, who will deal with the infection in the appropriate way.

Wisdom teeth

Another reason for an emergency dentist procedure is the emergence of wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth usually grow in early adulthood – they’re molars at the very back of your mouth and you could have up to four (one in each corner), although some people never get them.

Wisdom teeth in most cases don’t create many problems and can stay in place. But if you don’t have enough room for your wisdom teeth and they become impacted, an emergency dentist procedure will be required, as they will be painful or infected.

Your emergency dentist will carry out a procedure to surgically remove your wisdom teeth, which should relieve your symptoms.

Root canal treatment

Root canal treatment is an emergency dentist procedure required when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth gets infected. If the nerve of the tooth dies, you’ll need root canal treatment or you could develop an abscess.

Broken teeth

If you have a broken tooth, you’ll need an emergency dentist procedure. Broken teeth can hurt because the nerve can be damaged, which can be painful when it’s exposed to hot or cold drinks. With broken teeth, always book in for an emergency dentist procedure.

Pain Relief

For immediate relief from most facial pain we advise simple over the counter medicines such as paracetamol and ibuprofen, to give some comfort until you can attend you dentist for a full diagnosis and appropriate treatment. These are available from most chemists and supermarkets, always read the manufacturers instructions.If the pain is following a tooth extraction or surgery, aspirin should be avoided as this can encourage bleeding.

Avoid placing a hot water bottle or heat pad onto the face, as although this can alleviate pain, can cause infections to expand leading to increased swelling. Cool drinks or a cold compress can reduce swelling and are advised. For ulcers and burns, warm salt water mouthwashes can heal small lesions quickly. For gum related problems, clean the area thoroughly with simple toothbrushing, interdental aids and use of Chlorhexidine Mouthwash.

An appointment should be made with your dental professional as soon as possible to assess the cause of pain.

Information for Patients

Covid-19 and Dental Services

We are committed to protecting our staff and patients, and continue to maintain our high standards of Infection Control within the practice.

If you have any symptoms of a respiratory infection or feel unwell for any reason, please do inform a member of our team and we can manage your appointment accordingly.

Facemasks are no longer mandatory in communal areas, such as waiting rooms and receptions, but you can opt to wear one if you choose to.

For advice and treatment outside of our normal working hours please phone The Lancashire Dental Helpline on 0300 1234 010.

We have provided some emergency care advice for our patients to help:

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