In the lead up to Christmas The Blueberry Dental Surgery will be open until the 22nd of December 2017. We will be back to work on the 2nd of January.

During our holiday break we have made following arrangements for our patients with dental emergency over Christmas period. Please follow our instructions below:

  1. On a bank holidays: 25th and 26th of December and weekends, please call 111 – NHS out of hours emergency helpline.
  2. On 27th, 28th and 29th of December please call CrownWood Dental Practice on: 01344 482882
  3. If your query can wait till the 2nd of January please leave a voicemail with your name and number and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

xxx Blueberry Dental Surgery is wishing You a Merry Christmas & Happy New year xxx

Please click ‘more’ for quick guide on how to deal with dental emergency…

A PERMANENT TOOTH KNOCKED OUT:

Hold the tooth by the crown and rinse the root in water if it’s dirty. Do NOT scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments. If you can, gently place the tooth back in its socket or store it in a cup of milk and head for the dentist (with the tooth) immediately.

BROKEN TOOTH OR LOST FILLING:

Rinse your mouth with warm water to keep the area clean and apply cold compresses on your face to reduce swelling. Go to the dentist immediately.

BITTEN YOUR TONGUE OR LIP:

Clean gently with a cloth and applying cold compresses to reduce swelling. If bleeding is heavy or doesn’t stop after a short time, seek immediate treatment from your dentist or emergency room.

A TOOTHACHE OR SWELLING:

Rinse your mouth with warm water, gently floss to remove food that may be trapped around it and see your dentist as soon as possible. Do NOT apply aspirin to the tooth or gum tissues.

A TRAUMA TO THE FACE, MOUTH OR TEETH:

Needs immediate attention at your dentist’s office or the emergency room. Apply cold compresses on the way to reduce swelling.

A SHARP WIRE STICKING OUT FROM YOUR BRACES:

Cover the wire end with a small cotton ball, beeswax or a piece of gauze until you can get to the dentist. Seek immediate treatment if a wire gets stuck in the cheek, tongue or gum tissue, but don’t try to pull it out yourself.