Emergencies

Dental emergencies

during SURGERY HOURS– we offer same day emergency treatment.
telephone us on (03) 355 8020.

on WEEKENDS / PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
please telephone

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.

DON’T:

  • 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).