What to do in a dental emergency?
In the UK
Your child can go to any dentist for help and advice, and we can help you to Find a Dentist close to them. Denplan for Schools includes cover for dental injury and dental emergency treatment only, see the Policy document for details.
If your child has a dental emergency while they are outside the UK, they can visit any dentist. If the school is unable to find a dentist we can try and find one for them.
Out of hours
If your child is in dental pain during the night or at the weekend, they can still receive dental treatment as Denplan for Schools includes cover for call-out fees and dental emergency treatment, see the Policy document for details.
Denplan's 24-Hour Worldwide Dental Emergency Helpline
You can call our 24-Hour Worldwide Dental Emergency Helpline at anytime from anywhere in the world for help and advice and we can help you to find a dentist nearby.
|Dental Emergency Helpline - UK
||0800 844 999|
|Dental Emergency Helpline - Overseas
||+44 (0) 1962 844 999|
||0800 838 591|
Dental first aid tips
- Clean the area around the sore tooth thoroughly
- Rinse your mouth vigorously with lukewarm (body temperature) salt water to dislodge trapped food or debris
- Do not use very hot or very cold salt water as this may inflame the gums
- Do not place aspirin on the gum or on the aching tooth
- If your face is swollen, apply a cold compress and seek help from a dentist as soon as possible
- Cold water rinses may temporarily ease the pain from a throbbing tooth
- Avoid lying down as this raises the blood pressure and increases pain
- If a permanent tooth is knocked out, rinse it gently in water if it's dirty, and push the tooth back into its socket. If this is not possible, put the tooth into milk or saliva to keep it moist. Get to a dentist or hospital casualty department as soon as possible
- If a milk, or baby, tooth is knocked out, it must not be pushed back in