Emergency dentistry

At Limes Dental Practice, we pride ourselves in delivering the highest quality of care in all situations. If you’re dealing with a time-sensitive dental issue, rest assured that we will provide you with high quality, transparent and comfortable treatment.


If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please contact us as soon as possible. Potential emergencies may include, but are not limited to any of the following:

  • Swelling in the mouth, face or gums
  • Severe pain in the mouth, face or gums
  • Bleeding from the mouth, face or gums
  • Breaking or losing a tooth from impact
  • Infection in the mouth, face or gums

If you are experiencing any more serious symptoms such as rapid bleeding, nausea, vomiting, unconsciousness, trouble breathing or trouble seeing, please go to a hospital accident & emergency centre.


Upon arriving at Limes Dental Practice in case of an emergency, our dentists will first seek to clarify the problem. They will then administer any necessary pain relief, before identifying possible treatment options. Depending upon the nature of your emergency, these treatments may be carried out following your initial examination, or they may be organised for a time in the near future which is most convenient to you.

Frequently asked questions

How urgently do I need to see a dentist?

For dental emergencies, you should call us as soon as possible. We will then arrange you an urgent appointment. Receiving care quickly enables pain relief and is essential to limiting long-term damage.

Will I need to follow-up with my general dentist?

Depending upon your emergency, you may need to organise follow-up appointments. This will be with your general dentist and helps to ensure that you are on the correct path to recovery.