We hope you are all well. Due to the coronavirus outbreak and in accordance with instructions from the Scottish Government and the Chief Dental Officer, only patients with severe symptoms of infection, bleeding or trauma will be seen for emergency treatment at the present time.
The practice will be taking calls Monday- Friday between 9-1 and 2-6.
On our normal number 0141 956 1657
If you are experiencing severe pain you may be asked to take medication for 48 hours and to phone back if symptoms persist and at that time be referred to a local dental hub.
There are a lot of conditions that do not require urgent attention. Here's a list of common problems we see and what you can do to help. A dentist will be available to talk to you over the phone during normal working hours but we thought it was also helpful to see some advice written down.Toothache
Regular painkillers if you need them. Good oral hygiene with a fluoride toothpaste and reducing your intake of sugary foods will help to ensure any decay does not get worseBleeding after extraction
- Bleeding tends to respond well to pressure. Bite on a clean hankerchief firmly for 30minutes. If it does not work, call us back.
- Pink saliva and a little bit of oozing from the extraction site is normal. Avoid hot drinks and alcohol. Don't rinse for 24 hours.
These will improve if you clean your teeth and gums effectively. Brush for 2 minutes especially at the gum line and clean between your teeth with floss or interdental brushes. Corsodyl mouthwash may help but prolonged use can cause staining.Dentures rubbing or loose
Use denture adhesive, like fixodent or Polygrip to help. Seabond denture pads may make the denture more comfortable. If there is a sharp edge an emery board can be used to smooth down. Leave your denture out if to sore to wearLost crown/ veneer/ post crown
Toofypegs ( can be bought in many pharmacies and on amazon) can be used to restick lost crowns and veneers at home. Good oral hygiene will help stop the tooth becoming decayed.Ulcers
Bonjela on the area that is painful before meals in particular.Take painkillers if needed.Rinse with saltwater to prevent infection. Difflam mouthwash to help pain which you can get rom the pharmacist.Sensitive teeth.
Teeth can be sensitive to hot and cold foods/ drinks due to receding gums, large fillings or decay. Toothpaste for sensitive teeth can help -after brushing apply to the sensitive areas and leave overnight.Lost Filling/ Broken/ Fractured teeth
Emergency dental kit can bebought to patch up the tooth at home. Take painkillers if required. Again good oral hygiene and low sugar intake will help.Painkillers
Adult (over 16)
Paracetamol 1g (2x 500mg) 4 times dailyChild dose
follow advice on packetSwelling
please phone us
Thank you. We are thinking of you all at this time