Dental Emergencies During COVID-19

Dental Emergencies During COVID-19

Dental Emergencies During COVID-19

Throughout the COVID-19 isolation period, 3Dental clinics will be open for  emergency treatments. We understand that a dental emergency can be very distressing, and even more so during this time of uncertainty.

We are taking every measure to maintain the health and safety of our patients and our staff and support the community with emergency dental treatments. If you require emergency treatment, please call us on 01 485 1033 (Dublin) or 061 414 673 (Limerick) to book an appointment.

What are Dental Emergencies?

What are Dental Emergencies?

What are Dental Emergencies?

A dental emergency not only refers to tooth pain but other issues surrounding the tissues in the mouth which may need to be given immediate attention.

Examples of dental emergencies include, but are not limited to, infections, fractured tooth or dental restoration. Fractures can often be classified as dental trauma and is most common in younger people, while dental restoration may also be called ‘dental filling’.

We welcome your enquiry and will do everything in our power to resolve your emergency as quickly as possible.

Additional Safety Measures During COVID-19

Additional Safety Measures During COVID-19

Additional Safety Measures During COVID-19

We have gone to great lengths to ensure the safety of our patients and staff during this difficult time. Please read the following posts:

Appointments are available at the following times:

  • Dublin: Mon-Fri: 8am-8pm | Sat: 9am-5pm
  • Limerick: Mon-Fri: 8am-8pm | Sat: 9am-5pm

Dental Emergencies at 3Dental

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Appointments available 9am-2pm in Dublin, Mon-Sat, and 9am-1pm in Limerick, Mon-Fri.

More Information

  • People Mostly at Risk
  • Handling A Dental Emergency
  • Our Advice
  • Onsite Consultation
  • Next Steps
  • The Final Step
  • Emergency Virtual Consultations
People Mostly at Risk
People Mostly at Risk

People Mostly at Risk

Those who are most at risk of needing emergency dental work done include:

  • Young children
  • Sports players, especially contact sports
  • People with tongue or lip piercings
Handling A Dental Emergency
Handling A Dental Emergency

Handling A Dental Emergency

If you are suffering from toothache, have had an injury that requires immediate attention, or have a dental issue that can’t wait, please call us on 01 485 1033 (Dublin) or 061 414 673 (Limerick) to book an emergency appointment at our one of our clinics.

We will do our best to have you seen by one of our experienced and professional dentists who will resolve the issue as soon as possible.

Our Advice
Our Advice

Our Advice

We understand that toothache can be excruciating and will cater to this when you visit us.

We can advise you over the phone on the best ways to help you cope with the discomfort if you cannot see us immediately, and our dentists will do all they can to stop the pain during your appointment.

Onsite Consultation
Onsite Consultation

Onsite Consultation

Once the pain has been reduced, our dentists will then examine the problem, advise you on the best course of treatment, and undertake any necessary work to fix the issue.

Not all dental emergencies are painful, however, they can cause further complications later on.

Next Steps
Next Steps

Next Steps

If you have chipped, broken, or lost a tooth it’s best to book an appointment with us as soon as possible.

If you’re worried about affording the emergency treatment, we offer comprehensive payment options which can spread the cost across a length of time and can be discussed during your visit.

The Final Step
The Final Step

The Final Step

Our front of house team will arrange any further appointments required to complete your treatment and restore your smile.

Emergency Virtual Consultations
Emergency Virtual Consultations

Emergency Virtual Consultations

We are now also offering emergency video consultations - specifically for those people who are in pain and cannot come in to visit us.

More information can be found on our Emergency Video Consultations page.

What Our Patients Say

I would highly recommend.

I never had one problem. I'm just so happy I came here. I tell everybody. All my family. My daughter comes here now. I've everybody coming over. They're fabulous; from the minute you walk in, from reception to the dentists to everybody. I would highly recommend.

Mary Littlewood
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You're in a relaxed atmosphere. They're professionals.

You're in a relaxed atmosphere. They're professionals. They know what they're doing.

Breda Collins
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For me really 3Dental has the complete package.

Being an actor and a singer, my smile is really important to me. 3Dental really has the complete package.

Liam O'Brian
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What Our Patients Say

The staff are what make the place.

The staff are what makes the place. It's a really nice, friendly atmosphere. And it's really clean. I'd highly recommend 3Dental to my friends. Come sooner. Don't put if off for so long. It's not worth the wait.

Tom Palmer
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I wake up happy. I go to sleep happy!

I can eat again. Before I couldn't eat. In photographs I'm the one right at the front!

Bridget Spalding
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It totally changed the way I think about dentistry now.

It was a long road for me to to pluck up the courage to come up to the dentist. I'm glad I did it now.

Mark Clark
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What Our Patients Say

I wake up happy. I go to sleep happy!

I can eat again. Before I couldn't eat. In photographs I'm the one right at the front!

Bridget Spalding
Watch Now
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What Our Patients Say

The staff are what make the place.

The staff are what makes the place. It's a really nice, friendly atmosphere. And it's really clean. I'd highly recommend 3Dental to my friends. Come sooner. Don't put if off for so long. It's not worth the wait.

Tom Palmer
Watch Now
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What Our Patients Say

You're in a relaxed atmosphere. They're professionals.

You're in a relaxed atmosphere. They're professionals. They know what they're doing.

Breda Collins
Watch Now
Breda Collins Watch Video

What Our Patients Say

For me really 3Dental has the complete package.

Being an actor and a singer, my smile is really important to me. 3Dental really has the complete package.

Liam O'Brian
Watch Now
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What Our Patients Say

It totally changed the way I think about dentistry now.

It was a long road for me to to pluck up the courage to come up to the dentist. I'm glad I did it now.

Mark Clark
Watch Now
Mark Clark Watch Video

What Our Patients Say

I would highly recommend.

I never had one problem. I'm just so happy I came here. I tell everybody. All my family. My daughter comes here now. I've everybody coming over. They're fabulous; from the minute you walk in, from reception to the dentists to everybody. I would highly recommend.

Mary Littlewood
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Commonly Asked Questions

How soon can I be seen?

We recommend calling first thing in the morning. We will always have emergency appointments available throughout the day.

You can reach us on:

  • Dublin: 01 485 1033
  • Limerick: 061 414 673

How much is an emergency appointment?

The minimum fee for an emergency appointment is €50. If you require further treatment in the same visit, the dentist will let you know the fee.

If I am in pain what can I do?

If you have severe pain we highly recommend that you call and ask for an emergency appointment. We will aim to get you out of pain as quickly as possible.

My child has lost a tooth. What should I do?

Try to locate the tooth and place it in milk. Then, call us and let us know what has happened and we will arrange to have them seen.

What is the most common dental emergency?

Pulpitis, abscesses, pericoronitis and broken/chipped teeth are usually the most common dental emergencies.

Whenever there is pain involved, it can be considered an emergency.

A broken front tooth can also be considered an emergency, as it can be very embarrassing for the patient.

What do you do if you have a dental emergency?

You should get an appointment with a dentist to check what's going on and start the appropriate treatment as soon as possible. 

Is losing a crown a dental emergency?

Not necessarily. It can be considered an emergency if it is causing you pain or if it is in a front tooth for aesthetic reasons.

Regardless of the circumstance, the crown needs to be replaced as soon as possible, at least for a temporary one, otherwise there is a risk of compromising the tooth structure that is left.

Is a dental abscess an emergency?

Definitely. Dental abscesses come from infections, and they need to be treated as soon as possible. You might require antibiotics, draining it, and sometimes some further treatment is necessary, like a root canal or an extraction, for example.

If you notice you have an abscess, unusual swelling or pus draining into your mouth, you should call us immediately. 

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