When should I call an emergency dentist?

Anyone who has suffered with a dental complaint will know how painful and debilitating the experience can be, but thankfully a routine visit to the dentist can usually help solve the problem.

But what about when more urgent treatment is required?

Here we look at some key scenarios where emergency dental treatment is likely to be needed and explain why it is important to contact your emergency dentist as soon as possible.

Unbearable pain

We all know that extreme tooth ache can be absolutely unbearable, especially if the pain cannot be managed by traditional remedies or by medication such as Paracetamol and Ibuprofen. In these situations, it is best to contact an emergency dentist in order to receive treatment, especially if you have required prolonged and potentially dangerous use of pain killers.

Knocked out tooth

If you are unfortunate enough to have a tooth knocked out by a high-impact injury, it is vital to see a dental professional as soon as possible. Although the tooth will be permanently lost, a dentist will be able to access the wound and make sure that pain and potential infection is managed.

Broken tooth

Broken teeth can usually be saved, so contacting your dentist for an emergency appointment really could be the difference between retaining a damaged tooth and having it removed. Your dentist will be able to assess the damage and advise on the best medical and aesthetic solutions available.

Blood loss

If a tooth has neither broken or fallen out following an accident, but you are experiencing a high level of blood loss, it is important to contact your dentist for advice. Profuse bleeding often suggests that there is a cut to the lips or gums surrounding the teeth that will require medical attention, or even an internal problem within the teeth or jaw.

Get in touch

Dentalia is a dental practice based in Basingstoke offering a wide range of high-quality services for patients including the provision of emergency dental treatment.

If you are suffering from extreme dental discomfort and feel that you require emergency treatment, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and helpful team by calling 01256 3532033.

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