Dental services Lancashire
Dental conditions which may require urgent care include:
- Trauma including loss of a permanent tooth.
- Facial swelling that is significant and worsening.
- Severe dental or facial pain that cannot be controlled by the patient
- Fractured teeth or tooth WITH nerve exposure
- Dental and mouth infections.
- Suspected mouth cancer
- Dental conditions that may affect a serious medical condition
We are providing a telephone triage system to assess emergency and urgent care and this can be accessed by calling the dental helpline on 0300 123 4010.
Address and contact information
Oral Health Advice for Children
- Brush teeth at least twice a day, including last thing at night before bed
- Children need help with brushing until they are at least seven years old
- Use a small-headed toothbrush with medium- texture bristles
- For children aged under 3 years brush twice daily using only a smear of family fluoride toothpaste
- For children aged 3+ years use only a pea-sized amount of family fluoride toothpaste
- Spit out the toothpaste after brushing and don’t rinse – this helps to strengthen teeth
- Children must not be allowed to eat or lick toothpaste from the tube
Food and drink
- Limit how much and how often your child has sugary foods and drinks – keep these to meal times only
- Between meals choose sugar-free snacks such as fresh fruit, vegetables e.g. carrot /cucumber sticks, cheese, plain natural yoghurt, bread /toast (not fruit breads), pitta bread, chapattis and milk or water to drink
- Avoid foods and drinks containing sugar at bedtime – nothing should be eaten or drunk in the last hour before bed
- Request sugar free medicines
- If sugar free alternatives are not available, where possible, try to give at mealtimes
- Local Offer Age Bands
0-4 years old
5-11 years old
11-16 years old
16-19 years old
19-25 years old
- SEN Provision Type