Emergency Appointments

If you’re unlucky enough to suffer from a dental emergency, we aim to see registered patients as soon as possible to swiftly sort your problem.

Call us on 01625 431 063 as early in the day as you can (from 8am or 8.30am depending on our opening time that day).

Our opening hours are:
Monday 8.20am-4.30pm
Tuesday 8.00am-5.00pm
Wednesday 8.20am-4.30pm
Thursday 8.00am-5.00pm
Friday 8.20am-12.00pm

Out-of-hours emergency for registered patients of Paul Smith Dental Care

If you have an emergency when the practice is closed, please call us on 01625 431 063 and listen carefully to our answer phone message. This will give you a number for our out-of-hours service (it will either be Paul’s mobile number, the Robin Smith Dental Practice or Robin Smiths’ mobile number)

Paul will see all out-of-hours dental emergencies. If he is on holiday or unavailable, Paul’s brother, Robin (a dentist who shares the ground floor with us), will cover all emergencies, as long as his working pattern allows.

If you are a REGISTERED PATIENT OF OUR PRACTICE and would like to speak to Paul about your emergency – his mobile number is 07732 264 418.

NHS Emergency

For non-registered patients please see the NHS emergency and Emergency tooth care tips below.

The NHS Emergency Service in Macclesfield is at Community Dental Service, Earlsway, Macclesfield, SK11 8SR. This service is managed by Revive Dental Care. YOU MUST TELEPHONE AND BE GIVEN AN APPOINTMENT TIME PRIOR TO ATTENDING. NHS charges apply unless you are in receipt of the appropriate benefits.

The phone line is manned from 9am to 9.30pm every day, including weekends and bank holidays.

Telephone: 0161 476 9651


Denplan Emergency

If you have joined one of our Denplan payment plans, you will be automatically entitled to UK and worldwide emergency dental treatment (when you are over 40 miles away from your dentist). Just call 0800 844 999.


Emergency Tooth Care Tips

If you do have a tooth related trauma, you may want to follow these emergency tips while you wait for our expert attention:

Knocked out tooth
If your tooth has been completely knocked out, call us immediately. The sooner you see us, the more likely we will be able to reattach it.

Hold the tooth by the crown (the part of the tooth you can normally see in your mouth) and rinse gently. Ensure the tooth does not dry out by putting it back in its original position or popping it in some milk.

Chipped tooth
Rinse your mouth with warm water and stem any bleeding by applying a piece of gauze. A cold compress can help reduce swelling.

Lost filling or crown
If you’ve lost a filling, a simple temporary remedy is to stick a piece of sugar-free chewing gum in the hole.

A lost crown can be put back in place and secured with dental cement or adhesive, but please don’t use superglue!

Rinse your mouth with warm salty water and use a cold compress if you have any swelling. Take over-the-counter pain relief, such as ibuprofen and paracetamol, to make yourself more comfortable. (Providing you are not allergic to these drugs.) We usually suggest you take the same pain relief that you would use yourself for a headache.