If you are experiencing unusual or excessive bleeding, trauma or swelling, seek help immediately.
Call us during working hours and we will do everything we can to see you as soon as possible.
Call 00 353 1 663 8100 out of hours and we will return your call as soon as possible. We endeavour to accommodate emergency appointments as soon as possible, normally be the same day or the following day. Killane Dental Care offer evening and Saturday appointments.
Non-emergency urgent appointments
Common urgent problems include toothache, lost fillings or crowns and denture problems. Please phone us on the day for availability and we will do our best to make sure you are seen as soon as possible.
Ring us at the practice and we will see you as soon as possible to decide on the best course of emergency action. This could include filing the tooth down so that it is smooth, rebuilding it with a resin material, or removing it. We’ll advise you on your options for tooth restoration if required.
Keep your mouth clean by rinsing it with warm water. If it is swollen, place a cold compress on your cheek. Take paracetamol or ibuprofen for the pain. NEVER put aspirin or any other painkiller directly on the gum – this will actually cause burns. Then call us at the practice to book your emergency appointment.
Don’t attempt to put the tooth back in its socket, as this could risk damaging the permanent tooth underneath. Instead, try and stop the bleeding by applying gentle pressure with gauze or a muslin for around 10 minutes. Give your child paracetamol or ibuprofen for the pain, but never place aspirin or any other painkiller directly on the gums, as this can cause them to burn.
If you can’t remove the object yourself using dental floss, contact us at the practice immediately. Do not attempt to remove the object with anything sharp, like a pin, as you’ll risk hurting your gums or damaging the tooth enamel.
Hold the tooth by the crown, not the root end, and try and rinse it clean, but don’t scrub it. Do not remove any attached fragments of tissue. If you can, try and put the tooth back in its place, ensuring it is facing the right way, and bite on a clean towel to hold it there. Doing this within five minutes means your tooth is 85% more likely to survive, compared to very few teeth that are stored dry and reimplanted after an hour. If you can’t put the tooth back in place, submerge it in a cup of milk. If you don’t have milk, salty water is also effective. You’ll be seen as soon as possible by our team.
If a brace wire has come loose, try using the rubber end of a pencil to push it into a more comfortable position. If this isn’t possible, try covering the wire with dental wax, a small cotton ball or a piece of gauze until you can get to the practice. Never cut the wire, as you could end up swallowing or inhaling it.
The best dentist I’ve been to. And I’ve been to plenty 🙂PP
Amazing dentist. Very understanding, made me feel at ease at all times.LB
I have attended with family members on several occasions and I am very happy with the treatment received from Dr Killane. He's a lovely man and is very professional and caring.
Dr. Robert had operating hours that could accommodate me, so I went to him for a check-up and a filling. I’m not sure I saw a price beforehand, but I was quoted at the appointment. Everything went well and I didn’t need to go back for any follow-ups.BI
Killane Dental is a lovely, tastefully decorated clinic. Everyone – including the receptionist – was really friendly. I’ve no complaints about my experience.GI