Please contact us as soon as possible so that we can get you back on the road to recovery fast. For emergency dental treatment outside of normal surgery hours, please call us on 020 7486 4442 and listen to the answer machine message for details of our emergency numbers.
Our Emergency Dental Treatments
Whether you have a broken tooth or teeth, suspect you may have a broken jaw, are suffering extreme pain or think you may have some accidental damage, our team of specialists are committed to providing world-class care.
Treatment for Pain
Mouth pain can be extremely unpleasant. It can also be the sign of an infection or abscess, where pus in the tooth has caused an infection, that if not treated could potentially become life-threatening. Don’t suffer in silence. If you are experiencing any pain in the mouth or teeth then contact us for treatment. In the meantime, taking over-the-counter pain medications or holding an icepack on the sensitive area may help to alleviate the pain.
One of the most common reasons for an emergency dentist appointment as teeth can get broken by a number of day-to-day factors. If a large chunk of your tooth has been knocked out then this is considered to be a serious fracture, which is often accompanied by severe pain. Treatments include using a white filling to fix the missing part of the tooth, placing a crown on the fractured tooth or conducting a root canal.
A fractured or broken jaw can be very painful and it is important to get treatment fast, in order to prevent risk of infection or further damage. You likely have a fractured jaw if you are having difficulty opening or closing the mouth fully, are bleeding or drooling from the mouth or seeing bruising around the jaw. Treatments include surgery or wiring and recovery time is key in order to bring back long-term comfort and function in the jaw.
If you’ve suffered blunt trauma to the mouth, it’s important to contact us immediately to maximise treatment success. A knocked-out tooth has the best chances of successfully re-rooting if put back in within ten minutes. The longer it is left, the worse the chances get. Please also try to avoid touching the root of the tooth and keep the tooth clean. Ideally, if safe, place the tooth gently back into the socket or if this is not possible put it into a cup of milk until you get to the clinic.
How Can I Avoid Potential Emergency Dental Treatment?
Keeping up to date with your routine check-ups and seeing a dentist every six months can help reduce the likelihood of needing emergency dental treatment. In these appointments, the dentist will check for any signs of infection, decay or gum disease along with reviewing the success of any treatments you have had done, such as fillings or crowns. Staying up to date with this standard of care helps to ensure continued awareness about the health of your mouth. Additionally, maintaining a high level of oral hygiene day-to-day can help prevent infection and keep the teeth healthy.
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