The nature of dental emergencies means that they can happen at any time, most commonly when you are least expecting them. If you find yourself in an emergency situation and you need to see a dentist quickly, call us and we’ll do everything we can to patch you up and ease your pain as swiftly as possible.
There are lots of different types of scenario that could present a risk for your teeth and gums, including:
- sporting activities
- car accidents
- innocuous incidents involving hard foods
- coming into contact with hard surfaces or objects
Types of injury include broken, chipped or knocked out teeth. You may also need urgent assistance if you have severe dental pain or a dental abscess.
What to do in an emergency
If you have broken a tooth, it’s best to get it checked out so that your dentist can determine the extent of the damage, provide treatment to strengthen the tooth and prevent further damage. In many cases, temporary measures are used to provide instant relief. Another appointment to carry out more permanent treatment will be arranged shortly afterwards.
If you have had a tooth knocked out, speed is everything. Call us and get down to the practice as fast as you can in this case. You may be able to re-implant the tooth yourself, but take care when dong this and avoid touching the tooth root. If you can’t do it, place the tooth in a glass of milk or hold it between the inside of your cheek against the gums to keep it moist.
In cases of dental pain, your dentist will examine the mouth to identify the cause and your treatment will be planned based on their findings. If you have an abscess, these must be treated by a dentist. Treatment involves removing and draining the abscess.
If you need our help, don’t hesitate to call!