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Emergencies

 

We can appreciate how much of a stressful and painful ordeal it can be when having a toothache, or dental emergency, and the urgency to be seen as soon as possible. This is why at John G. Plummer & Associates Dental Surgeons we can offer a number of emergency solutions in helping ease your pain.
When attending an emergency appointment please bring the following

  • A list of all medication you are taking
  • Any relevant evidence of exemptions to dental charges.
  • Any reading glasses you may require.
  • A chaparone, if possible

The cost of an emergency appointment is usually £19.70,  this will include treatment required to relieve the immediate problem and not any permanent treatment that you may require in the future with your own dentist. This service is also extended to NEW Patients.

DURING Surgery Hours

Bradwell 01493 662717     Lowestoft 01502 567519          
Caister-on-Sea      01493 728351           Oulton Village 01502 582294          
Gorleston 01493 604666     Costessey 01603 744007          
Gt Yarmouth 01493 842559     Thorpe St Andrew    01603 700990          
Hemsby 01493 732433     Wymondham 01953 601501          

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When have daily emergency appointments available within our practice group. If you have an urgent dental problem please ring early. See our Practices opening hours for more details. If a dental emergency arises after the emergency session we will try to accommodate this if possible. However, it is more likely that an appointment will be offered for the next working day. 

There may be occasions when your regular dentist is not available and in these circumstances we will always offer you an appointment with another dentist within the practice. 

Please note that these emergency sessions are popular and as we cannot predict how long we require for each appointment we apologise for any delay when dealing with your complaint.

If you require advice or assistance for a dental emergency which arises during the course of a weekend or bank holiday, and cannot wait until the next working day, please call the Practice for the contact details of the on-duty dentist. The Practice provides emergency cover at these times in a rota with other local practices. As with emergencies which arise in the week, please contact the on-duty dentist in the morning so that they can offer assistance if required. Do have a pen and paper handy to record the details provided.

OUTSIDE Surgery Hours

Monday - Thursday Our Practice closes at 5pm and will reopen for treatment at 8.30am tomorrow. Some practices open earlier at 8.00am. For more information please see practices for more details on opening times of individual practices. If any of our regular attending patients require advice this evening, you may telephone our advice help-line before 8.00pm this evening.

NHS fees range from £ 19.70. Proof of exemption also required.

111

Weekend and Public Holiday Emergency

If you require advice or assistance for a dental emergency which arise during the course of a weekend or bank holiday, and cannot wait until the next working day please contact  111 who will be able to offer you advice or information if necessary on how to contact the on call dentist.

111 is available 24 hours a day.

In the Yarmouth and Waveney area the on call out of hours dentists works 09h30 – 12h30,
and in Norfolk area 09h30 – 15h.30.

As with emergencies which arise in the week, please contact 111 early and have a pen and paper handy to record details provided.

Personal details as well as your dentist's name and the practice you attend will be required. Proof of exemption also required. NHS fees range from £19.70.

Other Emergency contact numbers. 

  1. TV: go to the NHS Direct Interactive on digital satellite TV
  2. NHS Direct: www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk   call 111    (0845 4647 if outside the 111 area)
  3. PCT Tel: 08456003246      
  4. PALS: Patient Advice and Liaison Service  0800 5874132