EMERGENCY DENTIST IN LONDON – YOUR CHOICE, FOR DENTAL EMERGENCY
At Dulwich Dental Office, our emergency dentist in London is available during clinic hour to meet your urgent needs. Dental emergencies can be very painful and so we offer out-of-hours service because we know such traumas can arrive any moment. We provide immediate treatment for issues ranging from broken or chipped teeth, to toothaches or swelling.
Our team of highly qualified dental professionals carries out the emergency dental treatments. Our experts leave nothing to chances when it comes to securing the health of your teeth and the gums. As a thoroughly patient-centric practice, we facilitate same-day appointment when available through online booking. Alternatively, you can phone the practice straightaway and we will take up your case as soon as possible.
WHAT TO DO IN YOUR DENTAL EMERGENCIES
- Toothache: Floss your teeth and rinse your mouth with warm water to remove debris. Apply a cold compress to your cheek to help swelling. Don't use painkiller gels near the sore tooth as they can burn the gums and cause further pain. See your dentist as soon as possible.
- Chipped / Broken Teeth: Save any remaining pieces of teeth and rinse thoroughly. Rinse your mouth with warm water and, if necessary, apply gauze to the injured site to stop bleeding. A cold compress applied to your cheek can help swelling and soothe pain. Book an emergency dentist appointment.
- Knocked-out teeth: Hold onto the crown (the bottom part of the tooth) and remove very carefully the dirt, if any, from the tooth root. Don't scrub away any remaining tissue fragments. If possible, very gently place the tooth back in the socket and contact your dentist.
Or if that is too difficult, keep it bathed inside your cheek, so your saliva bathes it.
In children, keep it in some milk.
- Partially dislodged (extruded) tooth: Apply a cold compress to your cheek to ease pain. Take over-the-counter pain medication if necessary. See your dentist as soon as possible.
- Lost filling: As a temporary solution, use dental temporary filling material from a chemist or sugar-free chewing gum to bridge the cavity. Your dentist will replace your filling at your emergency appointment.
- Lost crown: Book an emergency dentist appointment and bring the crown with you. If possible beforehand, you can apply dental cement/denture adhesive or toothpaste to the inner surface of the crown and try to place it back over the tooth.
- Trapped object between teeth: Attempt to gently remove the object with dental floss. If the object can't be taken out, contact your dentist right away.
- Broken braces or wires: Rinse your mouth with salt water to keep your mouth clean and ease pain. You may be able to push the wire back into place using a soft pencil eraser. Call your dentist if the wire won't move back into place or is broken.
- Loose brackets and bands: Loose braces can be temporarily reattached with orthodontic wax before your dentist fixes them. If a band becomes loose, save it and call your dentist to have it reattached.
- Abscesses: Abscesses are serious infections that form under teeth and spread if left untreated. Book an emergency appointment with your dentist right away if you notice any painful swelling in your mouth. In the meantime, rinse your mouth with salt water to relieve pain and draw pus to the surface.
- Soft tissue injuries: Injuries to the cheeks, gums, tongue and lips often bleed and require immediate dental treatment. In the meantime, ease pain by rinsing your mouth with salt water. To control the bleeding, apply pressure to the site with gauze for 15-20 minutes. You can also hold a hot compress to your cheek for 5-10 minutes.
What You can Expect from Us at Your Dental Emergency Situation
- All emergency dental cases are promptly handled and treatment is provided on the very same day.
- Every patient is given a customised treatment plan and quotation.
- We gladly accept nervous patients at our practice, suffering from any type of dental trauma.
HOW TO GET OUR EMERGENCY DENTIST APPOINTMENT
We provide our patients with expert dental care and strive to accommodate anyone in need of urgent treatment - you don't need to be registered with us to book an emergency dentist appointment. Get in touch with us over the phone and we'll fit you in with one of our friendly and experienced dentists, discuss your symptoms, and give advice on pain management.
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