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Dental Emergency: Timeline between Saving and Losing a Tooth

Dental issues have the possibility to impact the rest of your day to day life. What begins as little tooth ache may be the reason for headaches, sleepless nights and inability to consume food or drink. As dental emergencies can arise anytime, you should know what it is and how to treat it. At Emergency Dentist London, we take dental emergencies seriously and provide appointment slots for both existing and new patients.

Whether or not the symptoms are consistent with a dental emergency, you need to consult with the dentist for further advice. He may schedule an appointment at a short notice so that you can restore a happy, healthy mouth.

About dental emergency

A dental emergency is somewhat different from a medical emergency and you may be seen by a dentist sooner. A dental emergency includes a wide range of complaints such as:

  • Severe dental pain – A dental appointment can provide necessary advice to get rid of the pain.
  • Uncontrolled bleeding from the mouth – This is considered a dental emergency. We recommend you see a dentist urgently to discover the cause of the problem.
  • A Knocked-out tooth – When a tooth falls out due to injury or impact, there is a possibility the dentist will be able to save the tooth.
  • Infection – An Abscess or lump may develop, when there is some kind of swelling in or around the mouth you should speak with your dentist immediately.

Whilst you wait for an appointment :

Maintaining good oral health in the meantime can potentially help lessen symptoms and the cause of the problem.

How you can schedule an emergency appointment with the dentist

You need to see a dentist for your emergency appointment but this appointment may not be the same with your routine dentist. When you call at the dental practice, you should be able to explain your problem and state that you need an emergency appointment. The dentist will provide a suitable solution for your concern and see that you solve the emergency soon.

Many surgeries keep several appointments available for patients who are in need of emergency help and staff provide with the next available emergency appointment. If you are looking for an emergency appointment out of hours, then there are some practices that provide out-of-hours appointments. In the case you cannot get an emergency appointment at the dental practice, you may find another dental practice for an emergency appointment without registration.

What you can expect from an emergency dentist appointment

Based on your emergency, the dentist will identify and treat the cause of the problem. When you are in extreme pain, they will aim to diagnose the problem and provide some relief frome.

When it is not possible to save a tooth, you will have the option to replace it with a bridge or an implant. Your dentist will advise on the right course of action during the emergency appointment.

In the case of an abscess, your dentist will assess the affected area and try to remove the abscess. Depending on where the abscess is, there are many ways your dentist will remove it which include:

  • Root Canal – To remove the abscess from within the root of your affected tooth before filling and sealing it.
  • Incision and Drainage – This is where a small incision is made and abscess gets drained. This is usually a temporary solution and further treatment may be needed.
  • Tooth Extraction – This may be necessary when you cannot undergo a root canal treatment.

At Emergency Dentist London, we provide urgent dental care in London so that you can improve your overall condition. Dental crowns and veneers are made at the on-site laboratory. You will be able to replace missing teeth and boost your appearance.

In the case you need further treatment after an emergency appointment, we can help you with implant, cosmetic, endodontic and orthodontic dentists. You may type in Google search box, “emergency dentist near me” when finding one in your area during an emergency.

Book an emergency appointment with us by dialling 020 71832793. We are open 7 days a week and you need to schedule your appointment for the weekends only.