Managing Dental Problems at Home

Current Scottish Government guidelines are to exercise social distancing and to only allow telephone advice to be given by your dentist. Your dentist may advise painkillers and/or antibiotics to help manage your problem. In urgent situations you may be asked to attend a health board site for treatment.

This is not how dentists would normally provide care for you, however, due to the situation and the strict need for social distancing, it is a compromise we must all accept meantime. This guide contains some useful hints and tips to help manage common dental problems. (We do not recommend any specific brands and brands other than those pictured in this guide are available).

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What Constitutes an Emergency?
We consider the following to be emergencies.

  • Trauma
  • Sudden onset swelling
  • Uncontrolled bleeding following an extraction

We will treat these as soon as possible.

During working hours
If you have a problem requiring urgent attention, please telephone as early as possible in the day. We will always do our best to see registered patients in pain on the same day.

Out of hours
Please call the following number if you consider your problem an emergency and require urgent attention: 111

"Utmost Care And Attention"
"I have worked with Dino and his team for many years. In my opinion he is an excellent clinician putting his patients needs first and treating them with the utmost care and attention."