We have allocated emergency appointments each day we are open but we will always try and fit you in if we can. Please call us on 0113 275 1323 for more information.
When you call us to make an appointment you will either be answered by a member of our dental team or you will connect to our answering services where you can leave us a message or if it out of hours receive instructions on how to reach a dentist.
Please note that the weekend emergency dentists service is for registered patients only and there is a call out charge.
A member of the dental practice team will ask you questions about your problem and they will offer you the earliest available appointment. If you have dental insurance including Denplan, you will be asked to provide details.
If you are not registered with us there is a £80 emergency dental appointment charge that we take via credit or debit card. This covers you for a 30 minute emergency dental appointment, associated x-rays and towards some of treatment costs e.g. for an emergency filling, tooth extraction or root canal access. Your dentist will explain this to you at your appointment if any treatment is required.
Benefits of emergency dentistry at FHDC
- Good appointment availability
- Experienced & friendly UK Qualified Clinical Team
- High quality dental surgeries, equipment & materials
- ‘Best Practice’ sterilisation facilities
- Access for non registered patients during normal working hours
I have Toothache what can I do?
Call our dentists if you are suffering from toothache and book an appointment. Take some over the counter painkillers such as Ibruprofen or Paracetamol, taking care to read the label first, follow the recommended dosage and avoid going over the maximum dose.
I have facial swelling what can I do?
Facial swelling can be caused by infection in your teeth or gums. There might be an abscess that has to be drained. An infected swelling would usually feel quite tender and warm to the touch. Arrange an appointment with a dentist immediately so you could be accurately diagnosed. Antibiotics may need to be prescribed and taken before treatment can be completed.
One of my Dental Crowns has come off?
Keep your crown clean and secure and bring it to your emergency dental appointment. Our dentists will examine the tooth and will advise whether or not any treatment is required before re-cementing or replacing the crown.
I have broken my denture?
Most broken dentures are easy to repair by your dentist or a dental laboratory technician. Keep your denture clean and safe and bring it with you to your dental appointment. Do not attempt to repair the denture yourself as this can cause more damage and make it costlier to repair.
I have injured my teeth, what can I do?
I you have had an accident and have damaged your teeth, contact a dentist immediately for advice. These can often be very painful and may involve extruded, fractured and lost teeth should be treated by a dental professional.
I have lost teeth in an accident
If a tooth has been knocked out by trauma, clean it and remove any dirt by washing it in cold fresh water. Do not handle the root(s) as this could damage them. If you feel confident to do so, try to put the clean tooth back in its socket (the correct way around) as it may be possible to re-implant the tooth within 30 minutes of injury.
Alternatively store the tooth inside a glass of cold milk, book a dental appointment and bring the tooth with you.
My teeth are Extruded (pushed out of place)
If a tooth or teeth have been pushed out of place, you should apply light finger pressure in order to re-position it to its normal alignment. Do not force it back into its socket. Use a clean tissue to hold the tooth in its place and immediately arrange to see a dentist.
I have broken or fractured a tooth or teeth
Treatment of broken or fracture teeth is dependent on how serious it. If it is painful, book an appointment to see a dentist.
Most simple fractures can be restored using composites. if there is damage to your enamel, dentin or pulp. A permanent crown may be required if there is no permanent damage to the pulp. But if there were damage to it, then you would need further treatment.
Severe fracture would mean that the tooth is traumatized and there is little chance of recovery and the tooth may need to be removed and replaced. This can be with a dental bridge, denture or dental implant.
If your teeth, tongue, gums or lips are bleeding due to puncture, lacerations or tears, you will need to have this treated.
Get in touch
To discuss how Far Headingley Dental Care can provide you with Emergency Dental Care, please complete the enquiry form on this page or call our practice on 0113 275 1323 during normal office hours. If calling out of hours, registered patients can access current information on our answer service.