Emergency Dentistry

Having a dental emergency is a nightmare.

On top of having lots of pain in your mouth, or the stress of worrying about a loved one, you have the uncertainty and frustration of calling different dental clinics hoping to get a last-minute appointment.

We understand the alarm such urgent issues produce, and that’s why when you reach out to Truly Dental with an urgent dental problem, we will always prioritise finding you the soonest, most convenient opening in our schedule, so you can get back to feeling like yourself in no time! 

If you or a loved one is in need of emergency treatment, please call our Dublin city centre clinic on Truly Dental to book an urgent appointment today

Our centrally-located clinic is open 7 days a week, including Bank Holidays - we have taken care of thousands of dental emergencies. Emergencies cannot and should not wait – we pride ourselves on being there when you need us most.

From the moment you contact us regarding any dental situation, you can rest easy knowing you are in safe hands, from our knowledgeable reception team who can confirm a speedy emergency appointment for you directly, to our expert clinical team who are trained and extensively experienced in emergency dentistry. 

What are Dental Emergencies?

What are Dental Emergencies?

A dental emergency must be given immediate attention.

But an emergency doesn’t just refer to toothache – anything from a dental injury or trauma, a fractured tooth, or a dental infection is rightly considered an emergency, and requires timely and immediate action. 

Common emergency situations include: 

  • Sudden or persistent toothache, especially if combined with swelling or fever 
  • Chipped or fractured teeth
  • Uncontrolled bleeding following an extraction, or bleeding following dental trauma
  • Dental or jaw trauma; a tooth being knocked out or loosened
  • Infections or abscesses (a painful, swollen pocket of pus on the gums or felt below the gumline)

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please call our dedicated reception team today on (0)1 525 2670 for advice and to be offered the soonest available urgent care appointment. 

Handling a Dental Emergency

Handling a Dental Emergency

If you are suffering from toothache, have had an injury that requires immediate attention, or have a dental issue that can’t wait, please call us on Truly Dental to book an emergency appointment at one of our clinics.

At Truly Dental we truly are experts in handling dental emergencies – as a central, accessible clinic open 7 days a week, 365 days a year, our highly experienced clinical team have treated thousands of patients who have been caught off guard with dental pain or trauma and will effectively and rapidly resolve any issue you are experiencing. 

Our Advice

Our Advice

In Surgery Consultation

Your dentist will first prioritise reducing your pain, often through the application of local dental anaesthetic. Once you are comfortable, they will carry out a full examination of your problem tooth or area of concern, and advise you of the best course of treatment that can be carried out there and then. With your consent your dentist will then proceed with this emergency treatment right away – our goal is not only to resolve your immediate symptoms and get you out of pain, but far beyond that. At Truly Dental we don’t believe that a brief, prescription-focused emergency appointment to tide you over until a full appointment can be booked is good enough – when our dentists see patients for urgent care we prioritise treating and resolving as much of your underlying dental issue as possible during your emergency appointment, not later. 

Next Steps

Following your urgent care and the beginning or resolution of your treatment, your dentist will assess your overall oral health situation, including any underlying issues which have caused or contributed to your dental emergency, and they will be able to give you a full treatment plan for any further treatment or procedures which you require to fully resolve the issue. Your emergency treatment also includes any prescription, for example for an antibiotic or pain relief, that is required as part of your treatment. Your dentist will be happy to answer any questions you may have at this stage and provide full explanations for future treatment that is recommended.

We understand that you may be concerned about the cost of your emergency treatment, which is why our dentists always include a full breakdown of total costs, and also an estimate of time until completion, of any additional dental work advised in your individual treatment plan. We believe in making quality, modern dental care accessible to all, and so we provide a number of different payment plan options so that you can choose to spread the cost of treatment out over time, and easily incorporate your dental healthcare into a plan that best suits your budget, needs and lifestyle.

Questions? Answers

How soon can I be seen for Emergency Dentistry?

At Truly Dental we know that emergency dental issues cannot wait, and one of our efficient and experienced dentists will see you as soon as possible. Call us on Truly Dental as soon as your dental problem causes you any pain, trouble or alarm and we will aim to see you on the same day. 

What can I do about my dental pain?

Whether sudden or persistent, dental pain can be extremely debilitating. At Truly Dental we recommend calling us to make an emergency appointment as soon as toothache, damage or loosening of a tooth, or insistent jaw or facial pain becomes evident and troubling – we will aim to see you in clinic and resolve your problem as quickly as possible.

Some patients can find rinsing the mouth with warm, salty water to be soothing for radiating toothache, if easing the discomfort with over-the-counter pain medication is proving ineffective in the time before your emergency appointment. 

Should I attend an emergency dentist or A&E?

In most cases, if you have experienced severe dental damage, fracture or trauma, the discomfort of tooth or gum pain, or facial swelling, our specially trained and experienced emergency dental team at Truly Dental will be able to resolve this issue for you during an urgent care appointment at our Dublin city centre clinic. 

However, we recommend urgent attendance at your nearest A&E department if you notice any of the following symptoms: 

  • Dental trauma from injury that is also accompanied by symptoms of severe head injury, such as bleeding from the nose or ears, or cuts or lacerations to your tongue, cheek or jaw
  • You or your loved one is experiencing blackouts, loss of consciousness, double vision or vomiting following an injury to the face
  • Facial swelling that obstructs or may obstruct the airway, or in any way makes breathing difficult
I knocked out my tooth, what should I do?

In the event of your tooth being knocked out or loosened by dental trauma, damage or injury, it is essential to reimplant the tooth as soon as possible. 

Try your best to locate the tooth, and gently replace it into the socket, being careful to hold the tooth by the crown and avoid touching the root. For an adult tooth that has been knocked out in this way, there is a chance for the tooth to be successfully replanted into the gum, if stored correctly and seen by a dental professional in good time. Bite down on a cotton pad, using pressure to keep the pad and tooth in position, and call us onTruly Dental right away to let us know what happened and be booked in for an emergency consultation that day. 

If you don’t feel comfortable reinserting the tooth at home, please place it into a container of milk (not regular tap water or bottled water) before calling our clinic, and we will arrange to see you as soon as possible. 

Is a lost crown or bridge a dental emergency?

A dental crown or bridge becoming lost or loose can indeed be a dental emergency, however you will be relieved to hear, rarely an urgent one. If your crown has shifted or come off, it is best to have it replaced as soon as possible to avoid the risk of fracture of the remaining tooth structure. Call Truly Dental today on Truly Dental to make an appointment to replace your crown or bridge.

Is a dental abscess an emergency?

Yes, a dental abscess is a true dental emergency. An abscess is a localised infection, which looks like a painful, swollen pocket of pus on the gums or felt below the gumline

Which, if left untreated, has the potential to rapidly spread, causing difficulty with speech and breathing, and even in some cases spreading to other bodily systems via the circulatory system. Aside from the risk, even an early-stage dental abscess can often be extremely painful, and so we always strongly advise that you call us to book an emergency appointment on Truly Dental as soon as you notice any kind of dental abscess, to have the problem sorted out sooner rather than later.

Why should I choose Truly Dental for my emergency appointment?

At Truly Dental we understand the worry, inconvenience and alarm that comes with a dental emergency, whether you’ve had a sudden tooth breakage at the worst possible moment, or a loved one is suffering from an all-encompassing toothache and you don’t know where to turn.

For years, our city central, accessible clinic has been there for patients 7 days a week, 365 days a year and our clinical team have treated thousands of patients suffering from all kinds of dental emergencies. You can trust us to find the solution to your issue as quickly as possible, while putting you at ease in our relaxing and modern facilities. Our same day emergency appointments allow you to get out of pain today, while our expert and friendly staff have an eye on your ongoing and overall oral healthcare needs.

How much does an emergency visit cost?

At Truly Dental an Emergency Consultation is charged at €50. 

This includes the exam, any same day pain relief that is needed, and the issuing of any prescriptions you may need as part of your treatment. The additional cost of your total treatment will depend on the problem that you have presented with, and what treatment or procedures you will need to have carried out. Your dentist will always discuss this with you in full detail when advising you of your recommended treatment plan to fully resolve your dental issue. 

You can also find further information regarding our general and specialist fees [link to payment pages] on our website, and our clinical and front of house teams will be happy to go through our various available payment plan options [link to payment plans page] which we offer to suit all treatment needs, lifestyles and budgets. One of our available plans allows you to pay for your treatment monthly, with absolutely no down payment required and at 0% interest!

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