during SURGERY HOURS– we offer same day emergency treatment.
telephone us on (03) 355 8020.
on WEEKENDS / PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
027 38 00 506 for Rob,
or 027 683 0679 for the duty dentist.
I am open over the Xmas – New Year period as the NZDA Canterbury branch on-call dentist.
Normal surgery hours
- Monday – Friday 8am – 5 pm
- Evening appointments – till 6 pm Thursday or by arrangement
What to do if a tooth is knocked out.
If you can find the tooth and it is clean push it straight back into the gum where it came from – facing in the correct direction. If you can’t put it back, put it straight into a cup of milk or keep it in your mouth. Head to the dentist as soon as you can, the sooner you arrive the better the chances of the tooth surviving.
- touch the roots of the tooth,
- clean the tooth,
- take aspirin or put aspirin or clove oil onto the wound
Sharp broken teeth.
If you have a sharp broken tooth, you can smooth it off with a nail file and then visit Rob during our ‘normal surgery hours’ (see above).