Emergency Dentistry at The Dental Surgery in London
We understand that emergencies can happen at any time and for this reason we provide emergency appointments every day; no matter how busy we are. We have experienced dental professionals and specialists that cover all aspects of dental care; general dentistry, implant dentistry and cosmetic dentistry, so no matter what your problem is, we have a skilled clinician on hand to help you.
It is likely you will need immediate treatment to solve your dental problem; which is why we have listed some of the reasons for emergency dental treatment and what to do in these situations below. An emergency is how YOU perceive it, be it due to pain, because your speech has become affected, following an incident which has left you with an impairment to how you look, or if you need emergency work done prior to unplanned important meetings or media commitments.
Call us today 020 7680 1800
Guarantees at The Dental Surgery
People are always concerned about the charges that go with emergency dental treatments. At The Dental Surgery we guarantee the following;
• The same dental treatment fees apply in emergency hours
• All emergency dental patients are seen immediately
• Emergency dental treatment is carried out on the same day
• A full emergency dental treatment plan & quotation is included
If you have had some kind of injury and part of your tooth has been damaged or knocked out, or perhaps a crown has become displaced. If so, contact the practice right immediately for an emergency check-up. If you clean out your mouth with warm water it will help relieve the pain You can also use a cold compress to reduce any swelling.
A Knocked out Tooth
If your tooth has been knocked out, believe it or not, there is a chance that we can save it. However, there are things that you can do to help preserve the tooth. If it is knocked out and you still have it, gently lift it up by its crown and give it a careful wash. The reason for this is that there may be gum tissue remaining, so we suggest you leave the gum tissue in place, and if you can, put the tooth back in the empty socket. If this isn’t possible, put milk into a container and put the tooth inside it, or you can put the tooth inside your mouth against your cheek until you get to the dentist. The sooner you call The Dental Surgery to arrange an an emergency appointment, the more chance we have to save your tooth, so call on 020 7680 1800 as soon as possible.
You suspect your jaw is broken
Apply a cold cloth, or preferably a frozen element wrapped around a tea towel to the area to ease the swelling. Remember, an injury or accident involving your jaw may mean you need to attend your local hospital.
Bitten your lip or tongue
If you bite your lip or tongue by accident and you are in pain, apply a cold compress to the inside of your mouth to reduce the swelling. If you are losing blood, you may need to visit your closest emergency room because you may need stitches. If you cannot halt the bleeding with a compress or cloth, then this is the best course of action.
You have toothache
There are a number of reasons for toothache, but it is mainly due to dental infection. If your toothache has become worse over time, use warm water to rinse your mouth. You may also choose to gently floss to remove any food that might cause infection. A specialist mouthwash can work to stop surplus bacteria. You need to contact us at The Dental Surgery as soon as possible in order to receive treatment and prevent the spread of infection.
Painkillers can sometimes lessen the pain of sore teeth and gums, but you should not let them rest on your gums because it can cause the gum tissue to burn. Do not rely on painkillers if you have dental pain, as they allow more time for the infection to spread.
We recommend you get in touch with the practice earlier than 1pm to ensure an emergency appointment on the same day. Please call 020 7680 1800 immediately.
Not registered with The Dental Surgery?
It doesn’t matter of you are registered with another dentist. Unlike registering with a doctor or with an optician, Dentistry does not carry the same difficulties if you want to see somebody else. So simply give us a call on 020 76801800 and we’ll be happy to see you.