Emergency Dental Treatment in York

We understand modern lifestyles create difficulties in attending, so we are open 6 days, including Saturday mornings.

Emergency care during normal hours

If you need an emergency dentist in York, we would be happy to see you to provide treatment.

We endeavour to see dental emergencies on the same day of contact. It is best to call us as early as possible after 8.30am such that we can direct you into available spaces, however we do understand problems can arise at any time during the day.

It is important we understand the nature of the problem and the degree of urgency, for example if you are in pain or there is swelling present etc. The reception staff will ask questions relating to this when you contact to ensure we see you as promptly as is appropriate to the problem.

Emergency care out of hours

If you have an urgent dental problem that can’t wait until office hours, please call the practice contact numbers. You may be redirected to our on call mobile phone such that you can discuss your problem with a dentist.

If you are not registered with the practice we will be happy to see you if it is possible or organise an emergency appointment early the following morning.

Emergency dentist in York

In case of emergencies, call us!

Dunnington 01904 489183

Strensall 01904 490060

Dunnington
01904 489183

Strensall
01904 490060

Family Dentist in York

What to do with a knocked out tooth

  • Find the tooth immediately (deciduous teeth should NOT be reimplanted)
  • Gently rinse under running water or milk to cleanse
  • Avoid scraping the root and try to hold the tooth by the crown ( the bit you normally see)
  • Replace the tooth as soon as possible. Replace in socket until level with other teeth.
  • Keep the tooth in place by asking the child to gently bite on a piece of cloth
  • Seek immediate dental consultation and treatment. Dentist/ emergency dental service or go to accident and emergency as soon as possible.
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In cases where the parent / guardian is not capable of replacing the lost tooth

  • Avoid scraping the root to clean it
  • Do not use disinfectants
  • Carefully put the tooth in a moist environment, preferably in milk. Place in the patients mouth under the lower lip if nothing else is available
  • Seek immediate dental consultation and treatment. Dentist/ emergency dental service or go to accident and emergency as soon as possible.
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What to do with uncontrolled bleeding

If you experience uncontrolled bleeding following a dental extraction, please do not panic as dental bleeding often appears much worse than it really is.

  • Bite on dental pack over the wound (usually supplied by us at your appointment) for around 15 minutes. A clean handkerchief or a portion of bandage from a first-aid kit will suffice as an alternative.
  • If the bleeding has not stopped, spit out any blood and repeat the procedure
  • Sit down and relax as exercise may make bleeding worse
  • Repeat as often as is necessary
  • Do not rinse out

If the problem persists after repeated attempts to stop the bleeding, please call for advice.

Family Dentist in York

Lost Crown

A lost crown needs to be replaced promptly but in most cases the following day will suffice if it is outside normal opening hours. If it is a front crown and there is important cosmetic implications we will consider the need to be seen sooner if you call.

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Dunnington Dental Practice

Contact Details

31 York Street, Dunnington, York, YO19 5QT

Opening Hours

Monday

9am - 1pm & 2pm - 6pm

Tuesday

9am - 1pm & 2pm - 5:30pm

Wednesday

9am - 1pm & 2pm - 5:30pm

Thursday

9am - 1pm & 2pm - 6pm

Friday

9am - 1pm & 2pm - 5pm

Saturday

9am - 12:30pm

Sunday

Closed

Dunnington Dental Surgery in York

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Strensall Dental Practice

Contact Details

Martin House, 24 Barley Rise, Strensall, York, YO32 5AA

Opening Hours

Monday

9am - 1pm & 2pm - 6pm

Tuesday

9am - 1pm & 2pm - 5:30pm

Wednesday

9am - 1pm & 2pm - 5:30pm

Thursday

9am - 1pm & 2pm - 6pm

Friday

9am - 1pm & 2pm - 5pm

Saturday

9am - 12:30pm

Sunday

Closed

Strensall Dental Surgery in York

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Covid-19 Guidance

Updated - May 2022

Although general COVID-19 restrictions have now been lifted, there are different considerations in place for healthcare settings.

The dental practice is a unique environment in which the majority of treatments we carry out generate an aerosol, which is how COVID-19 and other respiratory infections can spread.

How can we limit the spread of infection in the Dental Practice?

  1. Keep the air moving rapidly. We have put air exchange systems in all our treatment rooms in order to ensure the aerosol can be cleared more quickly.
  2. Maintain our Personal Protective Equipment and Infection control procedures. We are continuing to follow the latest guidelines from the government on PPE and infection prevention and control.
  3. Continuing to wear masks in both patient and staff areas.

Advice for Patients

Practices are using personal protective equipment including masks to keep staff and patients safe.

  • When you attend your appointment, you will be asked some screening questions.
  • You will probably be asked to use hand sanitiser or to wash your hands when you arrive (and again before you leave)
  • You will also be asked to wear a mask in the waiting rooms if you can

There may be a delay in you receiving treatment.

The reason for the long waits is not all because of the backlog, but also because there’s a lot more disinfection of surgeries required after each treatment.

Calling the Practice

You no longer need to call us when you arrive. As you come in, please wear your own mask, and disinfect your hands with the gel provided. (If you have forgotten to bring one, a mask is available on entry).

Please make sure you keep your appointment if you have one. If you can’t make an appointment, your practice may be able to offer it to someone else who really needs it.

Please be assured that dental teams are working within the current guidelines issued by governments and are doing their best to help patients wherever possible.

Receptionists are also doing their best to ensure that priority cases are treated as soon as possible. Please treat all the staff with respect. We know it can be stressful, but they are doing their best to help.

How you can help:

  • Please do not arrive without an appointment.
  • With the exception of children and persons in need, patients should come alone.
  • Patients should attend wearing a mask if possible or be prepared to wear one.
  • Please do not arrive too early to the practice. If necessary, you may wait inside the practice.

As you would expect, your dental teams will be doing all they can to ensure you receive the treatment you require in the safest way.