Who is your emergency dentist in Southgate?

If you are a bit of an adventurer, or are seriously into your sports, chances are you are going to be putting yourself into the risk category for getting your teeth knocked out. And if you cycle around London, you increase your chances of coming a cropper and losing a tooth, and you can bet your boots it’s going to be a front tooth too.

Emergency Dentist in SouthgateThe knocked-out tooth kit

If you think the way you live your life increases your risk for getting a tooth knocked out, then it pays to understand what this means and how you can increase your chances of hanging onto that tooth, with the help of Adams Dental, your emergency dentist in Southgate.

Don’t panic

You may be in shock and start to panic but breathe deeply, keep calm and look around on the ground for your tooth. If it’s in one piece, it can go back in.

Yes, if you act quickly, you can save that tooth, and if you can, it’s going to also save you a whole lot of money and time in replacing it.

Pick it up

The first thing to do is to pick the tooth up. Pick it up by the crown and avoid touching the root. The tooth is a living part of your body, and the root is not used to being touched by fingers; you want to keep it clean.

Put it back

If you can, try and put it back into the now-empty socket (don’t do this with children). If it won’t go, you can either keep it in inside your cheek, or store it in milk. Make a jar of milk part of your knocked-out tooth kit when you go to do sports.

Ring the emergency dentist in Southgate

Call us as soon as you have dealt with your tooth, explain the situation and we will try to fit you in as soon as we can so that we can put your tooth back. If you can get to us within an hour of the tooth coming out, there is a good chance it will go back in and reattach itself to your jawbone tissue.

So, store our number in your phone right now.

Don’t wait if you have toothache

Toothache has got to be one of the most painful things that can happen to a body. Maybe it’s because it’s in your head, but this is a pain that can make it almost impossible to soldier on. It gets into your ears and down your neck and nowhere is comfortable. If you have toothache, don’t wait, book an appointment to see your emergency dentist in Southgate.

Emergency Dentist in SouthgateThe reasons why we urge you to call as soon as you can after waking up with a toothache is that, at Adams Dental, we want to be able to make sure you see the emergency dentist in Southgate on the same day as you call for an appointment. And obviously, the earlier in the day you call, the more likely that is to happen.

What is causing your toothache?

Very often, toothache is the symptom of a severe infection. This is when bacterial plaque, that sticky film that builds up on the teeth and gives off acids, has eaten its way through the enamel of your teeth. Once there’s a hole in the enamel, it opens the way for more bacteria to get into the pulp of your teeth and cause an infection. You have got nerves in the roots of your teeth so they transmit incredible amounts of pain to signal to your that there’s a desperate battle going on between your body and those invading bacteria.

Don’t ignore this pain and hope it will go away. Infections can lead to abscesses, which are swellings caused by a build-up of pus. They need to be drained. If you leave an abscess, which often build up at the base of the infected tooth, under the gum, then there is a good chance you may lose the tooth.

Hang on to your teeth

The emergency dentist in Southgate will do their very best to make sure that you hang on to that infected tooth. After draining the abscess, they may need to cleaning out infected material in the tooth root and then fill it with something else. This is what we mean by root canal therapy. We then seal in the root and you get to keep your tooth.

See an emergency dentist in Southgate when you have a facial swelling

At Adams Dental in Southgate, our emergency dentist will do their very best to see you on the same day as you call if you have facial swelling.

What is facial swelling?

Emergency Dentist in SouthgateFacial swelling usually develops after an injury, cut, bite, sting, or a dental abscess. However, they can sometimes just seem to happen, without any apparent cause. There is usually a localised area of redness, swelling, sometimes heat, and pain. There can sometimes be throbbing pain and a fever. Facial swelling or cellulitis is a very serious situation, and it is important to visit an emergency dentist as soon as you can after the swelling comes up.

Can an emergency dentist in Southgate tell me why I have facial swelling?

Usually our emergency dentist at Adams Dental will be able to find the cause of the swelling. An infected tooth with an abscess (collection of pus) is the most common reason for facial swelling (cellulitis) seen by our emergency dentist. This happens when a bacterial infection causing deep cavities penetrates through the tooth, out through the root, into the bone, and then into the surrounding facial tissues. It usually hurts a lot.

Often our emergency dentist will find that the facial swelling and abscessed tooth are caused by severe tooth decay, but they may also be caused by a broken or chipped tooth, or gum disease.

These problems can cause openings in the tooth enamel, which can allow bacteria to infect the centre of the tooth (called the pulp). The infection may also spread from the root to the bones supporting the tooth.

My face is no longer swollen, should I still visit the emergency dentist?

It is important to see the emergency dentist in Southgate even if the swelling subsides. This is because if you have an abscessed tooth, the pulp in the root of the tooth may have died as a result of infection. However, this doesn’t mean the infection has healed; the infection remains active and continues to spread and destroy tissue. Therefore, if you experience facial swelling, it is important to see an emergency dentist in Southgate.

Emergency dental care

When pain becomes too much to handle, we can help. Just like medical care, you can never predict an emergency with your teeth. This is why our emergency dentist in Southgate provides emergency dental care for new and existing patients. Rest assured that you can have a dental professional on your side to assist when unexpected dental emergencies crop up. Nobody need suffer constant, excruciating oral pain.

Emergency Dentist in SouthgateSeveral dental problems require an emergency dentist in Southgate, including swollen or infected gums, pain caused by tooth decay, abscesses in the mouth and damage such as broken or chipped teeth, loose fillings, etc. Any of these situations listed along with many others require immediate dental assistance, as leaving problems like these untreated may contribute to more serious health issues.

The good news is, if you are facing a dental emergency, you can get in touch with us at Adams Dental emergency dentist in Southgate and we will address your needs as quickly as possible.

Loose teeth

If you have a dislodged tooth that is in danger of falling out you will understandably want to contact a dental professional immediately. Loose teeth can be a solitary issue, but it is always best to investigate and ensure that your other teeth are not at risk of further problems.

Toothache

Toothaches can cause tremendous pain. There are many possible causes for toothache and it is difficult to diagnose an issue yourself. If you have toothache, it is best to see a dental professional as soon as possible.

Dislodged teeth

If one of your teeth has fallen out, make sure to contact a dental professional for an examination. Once a tooth is dislodged, the only way forward will be prosthetics to replace the tooth. If your tooth is dislodged, keep it in a sealed bag and bring it along to your dentist.

Broken or chipped teeth

If you have a broken or chipped tooth you should see a dental professional for evaluation. As with dislodged teeth, if you want to have a chance of your broken tooth being reattached, save the piece by preserving it in milk and bring it in for your dentist to examine if you can.

Put our number in your phone

When you need an emergency dentist in Southgate, you are, by definition, in some kind of urgent situation. You may not be thinking straight, especially if you are in shock, so if the number of Adams Dental, your emergency dentist in Southgate, is not already in your phone, then you will be wasting valuable time trying find it.

A dental emergency could be related to a toothache that has suddenly got so much worse. Toothaches can get really severe and be accompanied by swelling.  If this has happened to you, then you need to come and see us as soon as possible. You could have developed an abscess or infection and the quicker we are able to deal with this, you sooner you will no longer be in pain. Conversely, the longer you leave it, the more likely you are to lose your tooth, especially if the infection has got into the root.

Emergency Dentist in SouthgateAccidents

If you are a sportsperson or a cyclist around town, you will definitely need to put our number in your phone. There is always the chance that you will get a tooth or two knocked out when you are away from home, either cycling or engaged in some kind of contact sport or just skateboarding with your mates.

Knocked out teeth

Did you know that if your tooth is still in one piece after it has been knocked out, then there is a very good chance that we will be able to put it back in for you, if you can get yourself and your tooth to us as quickly as possible, preferably within the hour so that the tissue clinging to the root is still alive?

The best way to get the tooth to us is to put it in your mouth. Pick it up by the crown, taking care not to touch the root and, if you can, put it in the empty socket. If that’s a bit too much to ask, tuck it inside your cheek. If you can’t put it in your mouth for some reason, store it in some milk. Then call us up and get here to your emergency dentist in Southgate as quickly as you can.

Why we love dental implants in North London

At Adams Dental, we do what we do because we know the difference to people’s quality of life when they have a good healthy set of teeth in a healthy mouth. We’ve seen so many people in pain from bad teeth, or experiencing huge embarrassment because their teeth, or lack of them, looks so awful. Not to mention the knock-on effects on diet and health, social relationships and job prospects that can come from dodgy teeth. Our best days are the ones when people leave our practice with a huge grin of their faces, transformed. Fortunately for us, we have a lot of best days here at Adams Dental.

Dental Implants in North LondonAnd because we want you to have them too, we look for ways to make dental treatment as easy to get through as possible, sometimes even, dare we say it, enjoyable.

We are huge fans of dental implants in North London because no other tooth replacement option can give someone their life back quite so comprehensively as dental implants can.

Full functionality

In North London, dental implants restore full functionality to the mouth, which means that you will be able to eat anything you like, including chewy, gloopy, bitty or crunchy foods. These are often off-limits for other tooth replacement options. As well as that, there is no chance that your replacement teeth will wobble around in your mouth, making it hard to speak or laugh.

No-fuss maintenance

Dental implants are anchored into the jawbone, so once they are in place, they do not need to be removed for cleaning. All you have to do to look after them is carefully brush and floss twice a day to remove plaque and get a good cleaning with the hygienist twice a year.

Scared of the dentist?

Don’t worry. If you are a nervous dental patient, you are not alone. We can offer you sedation to make you deeply relaxed through your implant surgery. We can also help you get through other dental treatments with clinical hypnosis and counselling. Don’t let your teeth suffer because you are scared, come and see us to find out how we can make visiting the dentist so much easier.

We can help you get through it

At Adams Dental, we understand that going for treatment to have dental implants in North London fitted can be really challenging. We also know just how life-changing having dental implants is. Whether you have been putting up with unsightly gaps, or even more unsightly stumps, or struggling with dentures that slide around in your mouth, dental implants give you back the full functionality of your mouth.

These replacement teeth are as near as you can get to the real thing, except they don’t decay, another bonus. But, to get them fitted, it means having minor oral surgery, and when people hear what is involved, they can feel quite daunted. If you are one of the many people in the UK who suffer from dental phobia, you might even decide that getting dental implants in North London fitted is too much to even contemplate, and at Adams Dental, we think that would be a shame.

Dental Implants in North LondonAs we know how fantastic dental implants are, we make a point of making having dental implants fitted as easy for you as possible. The surgery involves cutting a flap in the gum and then drilling new sockets into your jawbone. It sounds far worse than it is because the jawbone has far fewer nerve endings than the teeth, so you may feel a lot of pressure from the drill, but there is far less pain involved and having a local anaesthetic is more than enough to numb it.

That doesn’t deal with your anxiety levels, however, and lying back feeling terrified while we work on you is no fun for you, and therefore no fun for us either. That’s why we offer you sedation if you want it.

Oral sedation

Take a tablet about an hour before your procedure and you will float through it feeling very pleasantly relaxed and find you don’t remember much afterwards.

Intravenous sedation

This goes straight into your bloodstream and will probably make you go to sleep. We will be able to rouse you so that you can answer us if we need to speak to you but otherwise you’ll probably sleep through the whole thing.

If that sounds like the way you’d like to experience dental implants in North London, why not come in for a consultation?

Dental implants in North London

Dental implants have been taking the world by storm since they were first used in dental practices in the 1980s. This is because they are one of the most effective types of dental restoration. And even though they have been around for more than 30 years, many patients still haven’t heard of this stable, permanent solution to the problem of missing teeth.

At Adams Dental in North London, dental implants can be used to replace any number of missing teeth – from a single tooth to a whole set of dentures.

Dental Implants in North LondonSupporting natural teeth with dental implants

In North London, dental implants can also protect the rest of your natural teeth. This is because they provide the stimulation that your jawbone needs to remain stable and in shape.

Our jawbone needs high bone density to support teeth effectively. When we lose a natural tooth, the stimulation that’s usually provided by the root stops and the bone and gums begin to recede and change shape. This can put the rest of your natural teeth at risk as they can begin to drift into the gap left by the lost tooth.

How dental implants are fitted

A dental implant is fitted during minor surgery. A small hole is drilled in the jawbone to allow the implant to be fitted. The implant itself is a titanium screw that integrates with the bone over a period of several weeks. Once the implant is secured in place, your dentist can fit a replacement crown onto it.

How many teeth can be replaced with dental implants in North London?

Dental implants are very versatile and can support a wide range of different tooth replacement options. One of the beauties of implants is that you don’t usually require one implant per replacement tooth. A single implant can support up to three replacement teeth. The number of teeth supported by a single implant depends on the bone density and stability of the implant upon insertion.

Implants can also secure loose dentures, bringing a new lease of life to old, worn out dentures. This means you can enjoy all kinds of food again and laugh and smile without inhibition.

You’re in safe hands

If you find going to the dentist pretty scary at the best of times, you may laugh a hollow laugh at the idea of having dental implants fitted. After all, this treatment absolutely requires the use of the drill and takes a while to carry out. But don’t write off having dental implants in North London because if you come to Adams Dental, you will be in safe hands.

We understand just how frightening it can be to go to the dentist, lie back in a pretty vulnerable position and give up all control. Actually, suffering from dental phobia is more common than you think. It shouldn’t be a barrier to having life-changing treatments though. And in North London, dental implants really can change lives for the better.

Dental Implants in North LondonIf you have already lost a few teeth, you will have noticed that it’s getting harder to eat and also to speak clearly. That will only get worse with each tooth you lose.

However, getting dental implants in North London can give you back all your food choices, making speaking clearly easy again and save you from any embarrassing wobbles that you may experience with dentures. Dental implants mimic Nature by giving you roots as well as teeth and it is the roots, which are firmly embedded into the jawbone, that make all the difference. However, in order to get back your life, you will have to go through implant surgery and the drill.

But don’t worry because at Adams Dental, we are happy to supply you with sedation if you are a nervous patient. Sedation comes in two forms: intravenous or oral.

Oral sedation

This is a tablet that you take about an hour before surgery. It will make you very relaxed and drowsy, but you will still able to respond if we need to talk to you.

Intravenous sedation

This goes straight into your bloodstream, usually via the back of your hand. It is pretty instant in its effects and will make you very drowsy. You may even sleep through your treatment, but you can be roused if needs be.

Float through implant dentistry

Are you in need of replacement teeth? Perhaps you are about to lose another tooth, or have already lost so many that you can no longer pretend that something doesn’t need to be done about the gaps in your mouth. Or perhaps you have just lost one or two teeth but they are right at the front of your mouth and you now have unsightly gaps. Whatever the reason for needing replacement teeth, at Adams Dental in North London, dental implants can restore your smile and your mouth function.

Dental Implants in North LondonIf you have already been thinking about getting dental implants in North London, then you may have read up about the procedure, and it may be scaring you a little, or maybe it’s making you feel too anxious to contemplate going through with it. After all, there’s drilling involved and many people feel anxious about having drilling done.

At Adams Dental, we understand how anxiety-inducing the idea of having dental implants in North London can be, but we also know the life-changing transformations that can occur when people get them fitted. That’s why we are very happy to give you sedation. And that’s why we also want you to understand the implant process and that, because there are fewer nerve endings in the jawbone than in the teeth, getting dental implants fitted is a lot less painful than, say, having root canal therapy.

Sedation options

We have two forms of sedation here at Adams Dental, and will talk you through both of them during your consultation.

Oral sedation

This is a tablet that you take about an hour before surgery. It will make you very relaxed and floaty and it will gradually wear off after surgery.

Intravenous sedation

Administered through the back of the hand straight into your bloodstream, this sedation method is more powerful and can also be adjusted as we work on you, should it need to be. You will be deeply relaxed and may even fall asleep, but we will be able to rouse you if we need to talk to you.

You will need someone to take you home after having dental implants fitted.