Emergency Dentistry in Central London
Fast Effective Care for Dental Emergencies in W1 and EC1
However well we take care of our teeth, brushing them day and night and flossing regularly, there can be no accounting for accidents that can happen which cause us, at the very least, great inconvenience and in the worst case scenario, a significant amount of pain.
Some accidents that damage our teeth can of course be quite dramatic such as a car accident, whilst others may be caused through injuries sustained during contact sports or sports where a ball is involved. Some though can simply be caused by a rogue piece of stone or other hard object that has made its way into whatever we are eating at the time. There is little worse than the feeling when you both hear and feel a crunching sound as a tooth breaks when you bite on something unexpectedly hard.
Emergency Care in Westminster
At Zenith Dentistry, we are aware that these accidents can occur at any time and accordingly, we offer an emergency dental service that allows patients to be seen the same day. By allowing a window of time during our working day, provided that a patient calls us early on in the day, there is a good chance that we will be able to offer them treatment the very same day and at the very least, offer initial relief from the discomfort that it is causing.
Whilst when any dental problems occur, it is strongly advised to contact your dentist as soon as you possibly can, there are a number of things which you can often do yourself which can help the situation.
Emergency Dental Tips
As previously mentioned, it is important to see a dentist as soon as you possibly can. Remember that dentists also are able to see if there is any underlying damage that you may not be able to see. You may think that you have simply chipped off a small part of your tooth, when in fact, the damage could be deeper and only x-rays are able to pick these up.
For more general emergencies though, here are some tips on how to initially treat them yourself prior to seeing a dentist.
Whilst this is certainly inconvenient it generally does not cause any pain. You should, of course, see your dentist as soon as possible but in the meantime, avoid eating foods which could cause further damage. In most cases, a detached crown can be quickly and easily re-cemented onto the tooth.
Provided that this has not occurred following an accident or injury, a severe toothache is likely to be caused by decay and possibly infection of the root of the tooth where the nerves are stored. You should arrange to visit a dentist as soon as you can and in the meantime, take over the counter pain medication to offer you some relief. Your dentist will be able to determine the best treatment when he examines you but if the nerves and pulp at the centre of the tooth are affected, then a root canal procedure may well be needed.
Broken Teeth Caused by Injury or Accident
If you have suffered a facial injury during a sporting event or an accident, whilst you should naturally arrange to see a dentist as soon as possible, you may also wish to consider a visit to the accident and emergency department at the hospital to ensure that you have not suffered more extensive injuries such as a broken jawbone.
In any event, prompt action is important and if you are unsure about what to do then ring our emergency line on 020 7486 2723 for advice.