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4 West Street
Ringwood, Hants  BH24 1DZ

In an Emergency 

If you have a problem during normal surgery hours and require an emergency apointment or advice, please ring the surgery as early in the day as possible. Calls are taken from 9.00am 

If you have an emergency outside our normal working hours, then you should ring the emergency helpline on 111 where you will be given advice and, if thought appropriate, an appointment at an emergency clinic.

Self-help advice during Covid-19 Pandemic

Lost filling/broken/fractured teeth

- Emergency dental kit can be bought to patch up the tooth at home.
- Take regular painkillers if you need them.
- Maintain good oral hygiene and a low sugar diet to prevent any decay from occurring or existing decay from getting worse

Lost crown/veneer/post crown

- Toofypegs can be used to restick lost crowns and veneers at home
- Good oral hygiene and a low sugar diet will help prevent the tooth underneath from getting decayed

Dentures rubbing, loose or broken

- Consider using a fixative for loose dentures like Fixodent
- Seabond denture pads may also make a denture more comfortable or stable
- Any sharp or rough areas can be adjusted at home with an emery board
- Leave your denture out if it is too sore to wear

- We are unable to repair broken dentures at the moment due to lab closures


- Bonjela on the area that is painful before meals in particular
- Maintain good oral hygiene
- Take regular painkillers if needed
- Rinse with warm salt water to prevent infection
- Use Difflam mouthwash to help with pain which can be bought from you pharmacist 


- Teeth can be sensitive due to receding gums, large fillings or decay.
- Try placing Sensodyne toothpaste or another sensitive toothpaste on the sensitive areas and leaving it on overnight.
- Use regular painkillers if you feel you need them.
- Maintain good oral hygiene and limit sugar in your diet to prevent any decay from getting worse.

Bleeding gums

- This is usually the result of gingivitis or gum disease. The gums will not stop bleeding until your oral hygiene improves. Brush your teeth and gums twice a day, spending extra time on the ones that bleed.
- Use Tepe brushes or floss to clean in between your teeth. They will bleed during this, do not let the bleeding discourage you from cleaning the areas out.

Bleeding after extraction

- Bleeding tends to respond well to pressure. Bite on a clean handkerchief firmly for 30 minutes. If this doesn’t work, call the surgery.
- Pink saliva and a little bit of oozing from the extraction site is normal, just like if you had skimmed your knees.

Pain after extraction

- Take regular painkillers, it is normal for pain to be at its worse 3-4 days after.
-Rinse gently with warm salt water (a teaspoon in a medium glass of warm water) after meals.
- If pain is getting worse after a week, call the surgery.