So here we are again! I cannot believe how quickly the festive season arrives. Dashing around trying to make the last minute arrangements and find that special gift for the loved ones. The last thing you would ever wish for in the Christmas holidays would be tooth pain or a broken tooth. Hopefully it will never happen but in the event of this I would like to give a little advice and reassurance.
If you start to suffer with dental pain, either a dull ache or intermittent sharp pain, the best advice would be to contact the surgery as soon as possible. They will either arrange to see you promptly or give advice on medication. If the surgery is closed (Christmas day) for example – Listen carefully to the dentist answerphone message for opening times and check the website for emergency arrangements. Take either a Paracetamol or in the case of a sharp pain an anti-inflammatory, such as Ibuprofen or Nurofen, something you would normally take if you experienced a headache. Keep a diary note of the type of pain you experience and how many hours relief between tablets. Ensure you take the medication as directed and do not be tempted to take more than the recommended dose.
We would like to think that none of you will ever experience unmanaged dental problems especially if you are regular visitors.Sometimes it can be out or of our control if a tooth is breaks or a filling is lost so take care when enjoying those Christmas nuts and treats of chocolate and sweet things. Hopefully you may never have the need for this but our emergency hours are as follows;
Monday 21st December – Normal Surgery hours09.00 – 18.00
Tuesday 22nd December – Normal Surgery hours 09.00 – 17.00
Wednesday 23rd December – Normal Surgery hours 09.00 – 17.00
Christmas Eve 24th December – Emergency cover only 09.00 – 13.00
Christmas Day – Closed
Boxing Day – Closed
Bank Holiday Monday – Closed
Tuesday 28th December – Normal Surgery hours 09.00 – 17.00
Wednesday 29th December – Normal Surgery hours 09.00 – 17.00
New Year’s Eve – Normal Surgery hours – Emergency cover only 09.00 – 17.00
New Year Day – Closed
Monday 4th January 2016 – Normal Surgery hours 09.00-18.00
We look forward to seeing you in the New Year – Have a great Christmas one and all!