Emergency Dental Treatment

If you have a dental emergency, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to help you.

Call Roxboro 061 608 186 or Foynes 069 32001

Here is a list of common dental emergencies and what you can do to help the affected area:


  • Regular pain killers if you need them
  • Good oral hygiene with a fluoride toothpaste and reducing your intake of sugary foods will help ensure any decay won’t get worse
  • Contact us if the pain doesn’t go away

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 us
  • Pink saliva and a little bit of oozing from the extraction site is normal

Bleeding gums

  • This is usually the result of gingivitis or gum disease. 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.
  • Invest in some TePe brushes or floss to clean in between your teeth

Dentures rubbing or loose

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

Lost crown/veneer/post crown

  • Firstly, contact us to book in for an appointment
  • Toofypegs can be used to re-stick lost crowns and veneers at home whilst you wait for the dentist
  • Good oral hygiene and a low sugar diet will help prevent the tooth underneath from decay


  • Place Bonjela on the area that is painful
  • Maintain good oral hygiene
  • Take regular painkillers if needed
  • Rinse with salt water to prevent any infection
  • Use Difflam mouthwash to help with pain which can be bought from your pharmacist

Pain after extraction

  • Regular painkillers, it is normal for pain to be at its worst on days 3-4
  • Rinse gently with salt water (a teaspoon in a medium glass of warm water) after meals
  • If pain if getting worse, contact us


  • Teeth can be sensitive due to receding gums, large fillings or decay
  • Try placing a sensitive toothpaste on problematic areas and leaving it on overnight
  • Maintain good oral hygiene and limit sugar in your diet to prevent any decay from getting worse

Broken tooth

  • Collect all pieces of tooth and store in milk
  • Rinse out mouth with lukewarm water and contact us immediately

Download our poster to keep handy in case of emergencies.