Looking for an emergency dental clinic?
Most of the time, looking for an NHS or private emergency dentist isn’t something any of us need to worry about. As long as we’re attending appointments regularly according to our dentist’s recommendations and maintaining good dental hygiene at home there’s nothing to worry about. Making sure to eat sensibly and keep sugary drinks and snacks to a minimum is another way to help prevent an emergency cropping up.
Unfortunately, sometimes dental problems occur unexpectedly. Whether it’s because you don’t visit the dentist as often as you should due to nerves or you suffer an injury, emergencies can’t be helped. It’s critical to recognise what a dental emergency is so you can seek the appropriate treatment and prevent serious injury to your teeth or gums. Attending your emergency dental clinic when a dental emergency happens can preserve the health of your mouth.
The issues below are some common signs of potential dental emergencies. If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, then give us a call to discuss your needs with us. Read more about our emergency service here.
Toothache – We’ve all suffered a nagging pain in a tooth and dismissed it, hoping it’ll pass. However, toothache can be the symptom of a serious problem. One of the main causes is infection taking hold in the root of the tooth. Ignoring toothache can put the tooth at risk so call us if you’re experiencing it.
Chipped/fractured/broken teeth – It’s important to see your dentist as soon as possible in the event of a fractured or broken tooth. Such injuries can leave the root of the tooth exposed, putting you at risk of bacteria getting into your teeth. If left untreated, you’re at serious risk of losing the tooth. The sooner you’re seen, the better the chance of successfully treating the tooth so call us as soon as you suffer an injury to your teeth.
Dental abscesses – A dental abscess is caused by an infection that occurs around the root of a tooth. Symptoms include swelling and a painful, pus-filled spot on your gums. The infection can spread to surrounding teeth and gums – in the worst case, if left untreated, infection can spread to other parts of the body putting your life at risk. An abscess is a serious dental emergency and you should contact your emergency dental clinic as soon as possible.
Ultimately, if you suspect that you have a dental emergency then it’s best for you to contact us and get advice on what to do. If you need treatment then we’ll try to see you as soon as we can.