It’s important for your oral health to visit your dentist in Harrow on a regular basis and provided you do so then your dentist will be able to treat any dental problems at their earliest stages and prevent them from escalating into something more serious. That said, there may still be times when you need to see your dentist immediately even if you haven’t had the chance to make an appointment.
When it comes to a dental emergency then visiting an emergency dentist in South Harrow as soon as possible can make all the different as to whether a tooth is saved or lost forever.
So what constitutes a dental emergency?
An emergency visit is crucial when you’re experiencing extreme pain and discomfort and long-lasting relief can only be supplied by a dentist. It’s also important that you visit an emergency dentist when there’s trauma to the teeth or the oral cavity and in cases where an injury has caused damage to other areas of your mouth and face.
Common emergency dentistry situations include:
- Severe toothache– Excruciating pain from toothache can prevent you from doing anything else so it’s vital that you seek help from your dentist as soon as you can. Severe toothache can be caused by an abscess, tooth decay, an impacted wisdom tooth, or when particles of food have got trapped between the teeth and the gum line. Treatment for toothache in Harrow may consist of root canal therapy or deep cleaning and/or medication to alleviate the pain.
- Knocked-out teeth– A tooth can easily get knocked out if there is a collision with another player during a contact sport such as rugby or football or some other form of blow to the mouth. A permanent tooth that has been knocked out can still be saved by emergency dental treatment. Timing is crucial as there’s more chance of a dentist being able to insert the tooth back into the cavity if you’re seen within an hour of the tooth being knocked out.
- Lost crown or filling– If you lose a crown or filling then it’s important to visit a dentist as soon as you can since there’s a chance of infection to the tooth which has been left exposed and without protection. The crown or filling will have to be replaced to restore tooth functionality and to avoid any further discomfort.
- Soft tissue injury– Injuries which involve the gums, tongue, lips and other soft tissues inside the mouth must be seen by an emergency dentist right away. Injuries such as these can be caused by accidents, sports, or the force of a blow towards the facial area. Treatment is necessary to deal with any bleeding and to ensure that no further complications arise from the injury.
We offer same day emergency appointments for anything from a chipped tooth, lost filling, and toothache so be sure to ring us right away by calling 020 8423 2523