In case of emergency
An acute problem with your teeth?
Do you have a severe toothache, broken toot or a lot of blood loss after a dental treatment? Then it is best to call us immediately: 010-4761307 (Tandartspraktijk Heemraadssingel).
If you cannot reach us (after 17.00 o’clock or weekend), please call the emergency department at Erasmus MC (Tandartsenpost010, telephone 010-4552155).
What can you already do yourself?
There is not much you can do about a toothache, except take a painkiller. In case of blood loss, you can roll up a gauze bandage and gently press it on the place where it is bleeding. If it doesn’t stop within 20 minutes, then contact us as soon as possible.
If a tooth has broken off or has fallen out, you can do following so that the dentist may be able to ‘save’ it:
– Keep (the pieces of) a broken tooth in a cup of water or – if you don’t have it at hand – in your mouth between your cheek and gum or under your tongue until you get to the dentist. The dentist can then assess whether it is possible to replace the loose part.
– If a tooth has fallen out, you must replace it as soon as possible – if it is still clean – by grabbing it by the white part and putting it back where it belonged. (This, of course, does not apply to a baby tooth or molar.) It the tooth is not clean, keep it in milk, or, if you don’t have milk, in your mouth under your tongue or between cheek and gum. In any case, make sure that it does not become dry and do not use disinfectant.
– If you have loose teeth, for example after an accident, it is better not to touch them.
What does the emergency dentist do?
The emergency practice has an overview of the dentists who act outside normal working hours and on weekends. They can refer you to the nearest dentist or make an appointment with you themselves. The acting dentist will do only what is strictly necessary to solve your problem and refer you to your own dentist for further treatment.
Please note that you must be able to identify yourself at the emergency dentist and that you will be asked for your insurance details. You will also usually have to pay immediately.
If you come to us with an emergency and you are already a patient with us, we can settle the bill as usual.
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