Emergency Dentistry

Chipped teeth, cuts lips and serious bouts of toothache are all problems that we might encounter in our daily lives that may require treatment from an emergency dentist. If you’re extremely careful with your teeth you may never have to visit one, but even if you are, some problems are unavoidable. An emergency dentist can treat any number of problems that require immediate attention and they work outside the hours of usual dental practices. Finding one shouldn’t be a problem and, when you do, they can treat a host of issues.

The types of problems which care commonly considered an emergency are: chipped or cracked teeth, a cut tongue, gums or lip, a broken jaw, severe toothache, extruded teeth and teeth that have been completely knocked out.

What to do in a dental emergency?

Firstly, if you have suffered from an unexpected injury that affects your teeth, it’s important that you don’t panic. It is advised that a dentist is sought immediately and that any initial swelling, especially in cases with high trauma or tooth loss, is dealt with using ice packs. In cases where cuts have caused bleeding, it is always best to try and stop the bleeding using pressure and clean the wound as best as possible before visiting a doctor. In these situations, once the swelling or bleeding is under control, your dentist or doctor will be able to treat the problem. In some cases, completely knocked out teeth can be fixed back and take root; however, in these cases, you must act fast and visit your dentist with the missing tooth as quickly as possible.

Any initial problems will be dealt with, along with possible assessment of further potential damage by taking x-rays. In a lot of cases, the initial emergency can be addressed, however the problem may require further check-ups or treatment during regular dental practice hours.

Emergency Dentists

Emergency dentists are available all across the country and provide the treatments that you need immediately, without needing to wait weeks for your appointment. Most emergency dental clinics are open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and can treat various problems. Once an emergency clinic has been located, you can tell them your problem and things will be arranged from there. Some emergency dentists work on the NHS, however, a lot do not so be prepared to pay a little extra for your emergency treatment.