We understand that if you have a dental injury, it’s late and no dental practices are open, it can be tempting to attempt DIY repairs, but we strongly recommend waiting to see a dentist. We offer emergency dental care and do our best to see you and free from you pain as quickly as possible.
The dangers of DIY dentistry
News articles suggest that DIY dentistry has become more popular in recent years, as people look for quick and cheap solutions to dental problems; however, the reality is that trying to treat yourself can actually be much more expensive in the long-run. The chances are that paying a dentist to administer treatment will work out much cheaper than trying to patch your tooth up and then paying a dentist to repair the botched job. Seeing a dentist will also ensure you get suitable pain relief and prevention so that you feel comfortable.
What should I do in a dental emergency?
If you happen to suffer from a broken tooth, you have very severe dental pain or you lose a tooth playing sport or as a result of a fall, it’s important to see a dentist. Call the practice and we will do our best to fit you in as soon as possible. If you have a dislodged tooth and you can get to the clinic quickly, we may be able to save the tooth; in the meantime, it’s a good idea to place the tooth in a glass of milk or if you are unable to do this, to hold the tooth in your mouth between your gums and the inside of the cheek. Try to avoid touching the root of the tooth.
If you have an accident and you have jaw pain or you suspect that you have may have dislocated or broken your jaw, we advise going to the nearest Accident and Emergency unit.