Emergency Dental Care

If you have chipped or broken a tooth as a result of an accident or injury, it is very important that you see a dentist as soon as possible. The same goes for one or more knocked out teeth. The sooner you are seen by a dental professional the better the chances that the teeth could be re-implanted, depending on the severity of your injury.

Here are some of the steps an emergency dental appointment will cover:
  1. A thorough examination of the injured area will be undertaken. This may include dental x-rays to determine the extent of the damage.
  2. Depending on the severity of the pain, the area will be numbed with local anaesthetic.
  3. The injured area will be sterilised to reduce the risk of infection.
  4. The damaged teeth will be restored temporarily or permanently, depending on the case.
  5. In severe cases the affected tooth may require extraction and implant treatment will be discussed.

If you require emergency dental treatment, you should ask to see a dentist as soon as possible. At our practice we offer appointments for all dental emergencies from toothache to lost or broken crowns, chipped teeth and fillings to abscesses, trauma, avulsed teeth and facial swelling. We can take care of your injuries to ensure you heal quicker and more effectively, ensuring that you avoid additional dental problems and complications in the future.

What do I do if I knock a tooth out?

Firstly, if you can find the tooth and it is clean, put it back into the socket yourself. If not:

  • Don´t panic! We can help!
  • Don´t hold the tooth by the root as teeth are surrounded by fragile ligaments which need to be kept intact if the tooth is to be repositioned.
  • Don´t clean the tooth with disinfectant or water and let it dry out
  • Do put it straight into a cup of milk, or hold it in your mouth
  • Do go to the dentist/hospital as soon as possible
  • Do take painkillers such as Calpol if necessary

The sooner the tooth is replaced, the better the chances of success

Life benefits
Preservation of remaining tooth structure.
Reduced risk of infection.
Improved long-term oral health overall.
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