The symptoms of a dental emergency can be identified as:
Severe pain that cannot be controlled with pain relief
Swelling in the mouth or face (with or without pain)
Uncontrollable bleeding in the mouth
Or any trauma to the mouth or teeth
If you are unsure of your symptoms contact your regular dentist; if you do not have one then contact the Dental Helpline where we can triage the problem and may be able to arrange an urgent appointment with a dentist where appropriate.