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What steps should I take if I experience a dental emergency?



Please contact the office as soon as possible in the morning so that we can schedule an appointment at Smile Hub Dental Clinic in Bayside. During normal business hours, we are glad to see existing and new patients for urgent care needs.


I am experiencing a toothache.


If you have persistent pain, something is wrong and requires your attention. Typically, painkillers are required, and if you are able to take them, Ibuprofen is the most effective option. If you cannot take ibuprofen, you should take paracetamol, but be careful not to exceed the maximum dose.


I have a swelling.


This is typically the result of an infection, thus therapy with antibiotics will be necessary. You must contact the practise without delay.

Can you go to A&E for dental emergency?

If you cannot get an emergency dental appointment you can go to A&E for them to examine it. They are not likely able to treat the dental problem but they can temporarily give pain relief until you are able to see a dentist for treatment.

What is the most common dental emergency?

There are many common dental emergencies but a toothache is usually seen the most by dentists. A toothache can cause sever pain and can occur from teeth grinding or a cavity which has reached the nerve of the tooth. Until a person can be seen by a dentist, they should take pain killers to relieve the pain and rinse with warm salt water to prevent infection or to remove anything that might be stuck in the teeth causing pain.

How can I avoid a dental emergency?

  • Practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day
  • Wear a mouthguard when playing sports
  • Avoid hard or chewy food which could cause a tooth to break
  • Never bite or chew on plastic
  • Go for regular check ups and cleanings here at Smile Hub Dental Clinic

What happens in an emergency dental appointment?

The dentist will ask you questions about the emergency such as when and how it happened. They will then do a full examination to diagnose the problem. If the problem is not visual, they may take x-rays to see if there is anything causing pain in the gum or around the root. Once there is a diagnosis, the dentist will explain the best treatment suited for this emergency. Once you have agreed the dentist will start treatment to mainly get you out of pain or to avoid any additional problems that can occur. There may be more appointments needed for treatment such as a root canal. You will be given a treatment plan when you leave which details all further treatment needed along with the cost.

Is Smile Hub Dental Clinic an emergency on call dentist?

Yes, Here at Smile Hub Dental Clinic we keep spaces for all emergencies to be seen and treated. We open from 7.30am to 10.00pm as emergencies do not always happen between 9 and 5. If you have any emergency please contact Smile Hub Dental Clinic at 01 5253888 or book online.

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    Smilehub Dental Clinic, Bayside Medical Centre, Bayside Shopping Centre, Sutton, Dublin 13