If you are suffering from severe toothache or uncontrollable bleeding, you may require an emergency tooth extraction. It is an emergency if for example, one or more of your teeth is loose, or if you have knocked out a permanent tooth.

If there is severe swelling in the region of your jawline or you suffer from a jaw that is damaged, you should seek immediate medical attention.

Minor dental issues that are not deemed dental emergencies may include a missing crown or filling, or a chipped tooth, and do not require emergency care unless you are in extreme pain.