Emergency Dentist Rochester

What is a dental emergency in Rochester?

At Eastgate Dental we class any type of pain, bleeding or trauma to the mouth, teeth or gums as a dental emergency. Dental emergencies can include:

  • A chipped tooth
  • Toothache
  • Persistent bleeding from the gums
  • Lost or damaged crowns
  • A knocked-out tooth
  • Abscess or swelling in the gums
  • Painful wisdom teeth
  • Lost or damaged fillings

If you have a dental emergency please telephone us as early as possible in the day Emergency appointments are reserved daily and are taken very quickly. They are offered to those patients who have been assessed by our team. Advise may be all that is required, appointment slots are allocated in order of priority.

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Advice for some of the more common dental emergencies

Here are some of the more common dental emergencies that we see and how you can best treat them whilst you are waiting to see an emergency dentist.  

Knocked-out tooth

Knocking out a tooth is shocking and upsetting. If you have sustained any injuries during a fall, please see your doctor or go straight to A&E.

Take paracetamol to help with any pain. If you have the tooth, only touch the crown or the top of the tooth, do not handle the root and do not wash off any attached tissue or root. If you can put the tooth back into your gum, you will have a higher chance of saving your tooth. If this isn’t possible then put your knocked-out tooth into a cup of milk and bring it with you to the emergency dentist.


Nagging toothache can be excruciating. Take paracetamol to relieve any pain or ibuprofen to help with any swelling taking note of the dosage on the packet. Apply a cold compress to your cheek if you still have pain and avoid hot or cold drinks.


Take paracetamol or painkillers to ease the pain. Rinsing your mouth in salty water can also help with the pain.

FAQ's about Emergency Dentist

I have chipped my tooth, what should I do?

Phone us as soon as you can for an emergency dental appointment. Save any pieces of the chipped tooth if you can and bring them with you to your appointment. Take paracetamol for any pain and avoid hot or cold drinks until you have seen the emergency dentist.

What can I do if my braces have broken?

If the wire on your dental brace has broken or come loose, try and cover it up with a piece of cotton wool or loose cloth to stop it digging into your gums. Never try and cut the wire yourself. Book an emergency dental appointment as soon as you can.

My wisdom teeth are hurting what should I do?

Take a paracetamol or painkiller to help alleviate any pain and book an emergency dental appointment to see us. We will be able to advise you on the next best course of action.

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