A safe pair of hands

When you need an emergency dentist in Southgate, you want to know you can call on someone you trust. By their very nature, dental emergencies are shocking, painful and the last thing you want is to be rooting around for the number of an unknown emergency dentist in Southgate, who may or may not be able to help.

At Adams Dental, we cover all dental emergencies. Whether you’ve had a fall and chipped a tooth, knocked a few teeth out playing sport, got a toothache, abscess or facial swelling, or damaged an existing filling or crown, we can help.

Emergency Dentist in Southgate

Save our number

Whether or not you are a registered patient, you can still book an emergency appointment. And it’s worth not waiting until the problem strikes and you are shocked and in pain. Save our number now and you can book to see our emergency dentist in Southgate with just a couple of clicks of your phone.

Even if you aren’t local to the area but visit Southgate to play sport, save our number and after your next elbow to the mouth on the rugby pitch or face plant on the BMX track, you can get the help you need with the minimum of fuss.

What happens at the emergency dentist in Southgate?

What happens at the appointment itself depends on your particular emergency of course, but our emergency dentist in Southgate will aim to send you away pain-free. In some cases, you won’t need to come back for another appointment. In others, you will be given a temporary fix and then need to book a follow-up for further treatment. In the case of a knocked-out tooth,for example, if our emergency dentist in Southgate isn’t able to re-attach the tooth, then you will want to come back and talk about your restoration options, such as dental implants.

Find out more

If you aren’t familiar with our surgery, come in and have a look around. Talk to our reception and dental staff, get a feel for the environment and what we are about. This way, if the worst does happen, you know you are in safe hands.

Your dentist in Southgate: more than just your teeth

If you thought your dentist in Southgate was just here to look after your teeth, then think again. Here at Adams Dental, we do wonderful things with your teeth, it’s true, but we also apply our skills and knowledge to encompass other treatments. Let’s take a look at what other help you can access here at your dentist in Southgate:

Dentist in SouthgateMigraines

If you regularly suffer from bad headaches or migraines then make an appointment with the dentist in Southgate. We will check your jaw joints to find out if you have TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder. If you are clenching your jaws at night or grinding your teeth, we can often help by making you a bite guard to stop you doing so. If you don’t spend all night clenching your jaws, you may well find you have fewer headaches and migraines.

Snoring

Anyone who has ever shared a room with a snorer knows how disruptive they can be. It’s not fun for the listener and the resultant feelings of shame make it not a lot of fun for the snorer either. Snoring is caused by the vibration of soft tissues in the upper throat when you relax. The dentist in Southgate can help with snoring by supplying you with a bespoke device that you put in your mouth before sleep. It holds your lower jaw slightly forward so that there is less pressure at the back of the mouth and you can breathe without your throat vibrating.

Bad breath

Bad breath can blight your life and make a lasting negative impression on those around you. Bring your bad breath to us at Adams Dental and we will do our best to find the source and sort it out. Bad breath has several causes, from tooth decay and gum disease, to diet and as a symptom of more serious problems.

Mouth cancer

We carry out mouth cancer screenings to detect the early signs of tumours, which grow fast in the mouth. Mouths cancers are directly linked to smoking, drinking alcohol and obesity. If you are aged over 35-40, you should have a mouth cancer screening at least once a year.

What to expect from emergency dental treatment

It happens to most of us at least once in our lifetime – something happens to a tooth that requires a trip to an emergency dentist in Southgate. If you’ve been lucky enough to avoid this so far, you might be wondering what to expect.

Emergency Dentist in SouthgateIf in doubt, ask

Sometimes it’s hard to know whether or not a dental issue requires a trip to an emergency dentist in Southgate. In this case, the best thing to do is to give us a call and let our helpful staff advise you. There are certain things that should always be treated as an emergency, these include a knocked-out tooth or chipped tooth. Abscesses should also be treated with urgency to prevent the infection from spreading.

Time can make a big difference

If you have had a tooth knocked out or broken, time is of the essence. Seeing an emergency dentist in Southgate as soon as possible could mean that your tooth can be saved.

What happens when you get to the dentist?

So, you’ve established that it is an emergency and obtained an appointment with an emergency dentist in Southgate, what should you expect? Of course, this will depend on the nature of the emergency to a certain extent. A thorough examination will be the first stop, as the dentist will need to assess the damage and determine the best course of action. They may need to take x-rays to see the full extent of the damage.

At this stage, if you are in a lot of pain the dentist may use a local anaesthetic to numb the area and reduce your discomfort. Depending on what has caused the emergency, it may be necessary to sterilise the area in order to prevent infection. Once these initial steps have taken place, the dentist will do what they can to fix the damage and save the tooth. They may need to do a temporary treatment, meaning you will need to return another day for the dentist to carry out a permanent solution.

If the dentist is unable to save the tooth, it may need to be extracted. If this is the case, the dentist will talk you through the options and requirements.

Choosing a dentist for nervous patients

If you are nervous about visiting the dentist, it is important to choose a dentist in Southgate very carefully. Not all dentists are equal when it comes to nervous or anxious patients. Some dentists are more geared towards caring for nervous patients, and here at Adams Dental we pride ourselves on our training and experience in helping patients suffering with anxiety.

Dentist in SouthgateHow a dentist can help you relax

There are a number of ways in which an experienced dentist in Southgate can help nervous patients relax. One is atmosphere. In creating a relaxed atmosphere at the practice, we help patients to feel more at ease straight away. We make our patients feel safe by offering comforting surroundings, which can help to reduce anxiety.

Distraction is another good way to reduce nervous tension. Here at Adams Dental, we can offer nervous patients entertainment to distract them from their worries. You can watch TV, listen to music using noise-cancelling headphones to block out the drone of the drill, or even make use of advanced DVD glasses to watch a film.

Sedation is an option for very anxious patients. The dentist in Southgate will talk this through with you, as we like to try treating without sedation if possible. If you do decide you require sedation, it will be either oral, for a light, relaxing sensation, or IV sedation for a deep relaxation that will leave you conscious and able to communicate but drowsy and very calm. Our specially trained seditionists will take care of you.

Before resorting to sedation, you might like to try hypnosis. We are very lucky to be able to offer the services of a hypnotherapist, which is unusual for a dentist in Southgate. If you have a phobia of dentists or needles, hypnosis could be the answer for you.

Don’t let your fear stop you from getting treatment

With all these solutions, there is no reason not to visit a dentist in Southgate regularly for check-ups, or if you require treatment. Don’t let your anxiety stop you from keeping your teeth healthy. With a focus on nervous patients, Adams Dental will do everything we can to help you to feel comfortable and trust us to treat you.

Don’t ignore a toothache

That toothache just got a whole lot worse, and now you are waking up in great pain. Whereas you could get through the day without giving it too much thought yesterday, you’ve had this toothache for more than 2 days, and now it feels like a severe throbbing ache and the pain is going up through your jaw into your ear and down into your neck. It’s time to get yourself to the emergency dentist in Southgate.

Emergency Dentist in SouthgateRinging for an appointment

Ring the emergency dentist in Southgate as early in the day as you can. That way, here at Adams Dental, we have more chance of being able to book you in for later in the day, and you won’t have to go through another night of barely sleeping because the pain is so bad.

What to do in the meantime:

  • Get out the thermometer and check to see if you have a temperature
  • Take some painkillers, if you haven’t already
  • Try using warm saltwater to rinse out your mouth
  • Only eat soft foods like yoghurt so you don’t have to chew
  • Avoid smoking as it can increase some dental problems.

What to expect at your emergency appointment

The emergency dentist in Southgate will make getting you out of pain their first priority. Once you are numb, the dentist will clean the area and take a look to see what is causing the toothache.

If your tooth is infected and there is a collection of pus, then it is important to drain the pus away. This may involve making a small incision in order to drain the pus. The dentist then has to remove the source of the infection. If left, the infection can spread to other parts of the body, such as the jawbone. The dentist may need to remove the tooth, but if this is not necessary, then they may just have to clean out the infection from inside the tooth. Tooth infections are often in the root of the tooth, so the dentist will remove the pulp and then fill and seal the tooth with a crown. This treatment is called root canal therapy.

A real family dentist in Southgate

What does it mean to be a family dentist in Southgate? Does it mean that you treat the whole family, that you can cater for people’s dental needs no matter what their age? If so, we do that here at Adams Dental.

And if being a family dentist also means that the dental practice is run by a team of family members, then Adams is a family dentist in Southgate in every sense of the phrase.

Dentist in SouthgateWho is in the family?

Adams Dental was started by dental couple Alexander and Anne Adams more than 30 years ago. Sadly, Anne died in 2005, but since then the Adams children have grown to adulthood and Alex is pleased that they chose to align their careers with those of their parents and have joined Adams Dental on Chase Side in Southgate.

Dr Alexander Adams

Since founding Adams Dental in 1981, Alex has gone on to create a clinic where the caring and friendly atmosphere encompasses excellence in dentistry. As a dentist, he has clocked up on more than 30 years in general and cosmetic dentistry, taking on some of the most challenging cases a dentist will come across in their career.

Dr Ricky Adams

Ricky graduated as a dentist in 2008 and in the last 10 years has gone on to pursue his interests in cosmetic dentistry and non-surgical facial aesthetics. He also works with nervous clients, using his skills in hypnotherapy and neurolinguistic programming (NLP) to create a sense of calm in them.

Brothers Christopher and Andrew Adams are also part of the team here at Adams Dental, where we also have the services of a great team of providers, to create a team that feels like a family.

We have Dr Antonis Pisiaras as our implant surgeon and Deepti Katechia as our dental surgeon. Dr Nikolaos Mardas does our gum disease work and Natalie Turner is our hygienist.

Treatments

Our treatments cover every aspect of family dentistry, from preventive dentistry for children and adults to cosmetic dentistry to brighten smiles. We also offer dental implants for lost teeth and work as an emergency dentist serving the local area.

There’s no need for your crisis to turn into drama

Even though you have got a horrible feeling of shock, mixed with generous doses of fear and panic, and the pain is starting to set in, if you are well prepared, there is no need for your accident to overwhelm you. Being prepared is the key when you suddenly need an emergency dentist in Southgate.

Emergency Dentist in SouthgateThe trouble with having an accident where your teeth get knocked out is that for a while, it’s hard to be rational and together. That’s why being prepared is key to getting through the accident with the best outcomes. Now is not the time to waste precious minutes trying to remember the address or phone number of your dentist here at Adams Dental. You need to have our number already in your phone, preferably under something like ‘emergency dentist in Southgate’ so someone else can easily look it up if you are too busy spitting teeth and blood and picking teeth up off the pavement, sports pitch or court.

Also, if you are a sports coach, it’s a good idea to look up the local emergency dentist whenever your team is playing away, just in case you need to rush someone to the dentist to get their teeth put back in.

If what you do for fun could possibly end up with you and your teeth parting company, there are things you can do in advance to make sure you are reunited:

Whenever you are off to do that thing you love, take a clean handkerchief and a small pot of milk with you. And make sure that you and your fellow players know what to do when teeth start flying.

Here’s the drill:

  • Fish out the clean handkerchief. Bite down on it and try to stop any bleeding
  • Carefully pick the tooth by the crown, being very careful not to touch the root. If it’s filthy dirty, give it a rinse in milk or saliva, and then try to put it back into the empty socket
  • Or store it inside the mouth, tuck it inside the cheek, or put it in that pot of milk.
  • Get yourself to the emergency dentist in Southgate within 2 hours to get it put back in.

Don’t let anything stop you going to the dentist in Southgate

Sooner or later, the time comes around when you need to go for your check-up at the dentist. As you probably have been told, these check-ups are important not to skip, here’s why:

  • We can check for early signs of gum disease and oral cancer, which when spotted early, should be easy to treat
  • We can thoroughly clean the teeth, getting rids of bits that you’ve missed and helping to prevent plaque build-up
  • We can advise you on where to improve your oral hygiene
  • You can tell us if you have experienced any unusual sensations in the mouth
  • We can see if you need treatment, and tackle any problems as soon as possible.

Dentist in SouthgateThe number of visits to the dentist in Southgate varies from person to person, but we will advise how often we need to see you for a check-up.

It’s important to take the time to see us if you do have any dental problems, as the sooner they are tackled the better. If they are left untreated they will become more costly and trickier to treat over time.

We offer a broad range of treatments, ranging from dental implants, restorative dental treatment such as crowns and dentures, general treatment such as root canal therapy, and preventive dentistry. We also provide a range of treatment for those looking to improve the aesthetics of their smile.

What about nervous patients

It is not uncommon for people to be slightly anxious of their trips to the dentist in Southgate. Maybe it is the fear of the unknown, or they’ve heard of someone who’s had a bad experience. We at Adams Dental deal with many nervous patients, providing a non-judgemental, relaxing atmosphere to discuss their treatment and voice their concerns. We believe that fear of treatment should not stop people from the experiencing the necessary benefits of going for a dental-check-up, which is why we do our best to accommodate nervous patients so they can get the attention they need.

We provide a range of options to help distract you during treatment and help you feel at ease. We can also offer sedation or hypnosis if you are comfortable and we think it’s a good option for you.

Use us as your emergency dentist in Southgate

It’s easy to remember the number for the emergency services, but what if you have a dental emergency? Dialling 999 won’t help. The operators can’t put you through to the emergency dentist in Southgate.

But in an emergency, it can be hard to think straight, especially if the emergency is an accident. People are in shock, or panic. Brains don’t work so well. And if you are on the floor, spitting blood and teeth, then do you really want to try and remember the name of Adams Dental so you can look us up on the internet, provided you haven’t run out of data, of course? Or do you want to look for ‘emergency dentist in Southgate’ in your contacts list?

Emergency Dentist in SouthgateStore our number

If you store our number now, then if you do have an accident, maybe while you are playing sport, or out cycling, then you will save valuable time in getting an appointment and getting to us.

Spitting teeth?

Time is of the essence if you have lost some teeth. You have about 2 hours to get them and you to a dentist and see if they can put them back in again. Depending on where you are, that might not be very long. So, store our number. Call us and tell us you have had your teeth knocked out and we will do our best to get you an appointment within 2 hours so that we can try and put your teeth back in again.

How to transport your teeth

Now that you have that appointment with us as your emergency dentist in Southgate, the next thing is to get your lost teeth to us in as good condition as possible.

You need to pick them up by the crown and not the roots. Don’t touch any fibres on the roots as you need this to be in as good condition as possible as they will reconnect your tooth root to your jawbone.

If you can, try and put the tooth back in the socket. If you can’t, tuck it inside your cheek or store it in a jar of milk. Do not store it in tap water or let it dry out.

Stay healthy with the dentist in Southgate

As dental research advances, it is becoming increasingly clear that what goes on in the mouth plays an important part in what goes on in the rest of the body. The mouth is the gateway to the digestive system, which feeds the rest of the body, and it is also a gateway to the respiratory system, which fuels the body with oxygen.

Dentist in SouthgateA healthy mouth helps keeps the rest of the body healthy, and vice versa. Diseases that are associated with oral health include:

  • diabetes (it increases your chances of gum disease and decreases your ability to heal)
  • heart disease (the theory is that inflammation in the mouth causes inflammation in the blood vessels)
  • osteoporosis (bone loss in the body usually means bone loss in the jawbone too).

There are also links to rheumatoid arthritis, lung conditions and obesity.

Keeping healthy can help keep the mouth healthy, and keeping the mouth healthy may also help keep the body healthy too.

Get those check-ups at the dentist in Southgate

Knowing the links between oral health and overall health is one reason why we want our patients at Adams Dental to have regular check-ups. If you are in good nick, this means coming in twice a year for us to give your teeth, gums, jawbone and other parts the once-over. If you have problems, or are pregnant, you may need to come in more often.

The two big issues, of course, are gum disease and tooth decay, neither of which can be spotted in their early stages unless you visit the dentist in Southgate, and both of which can lead to tooth loss and may affect your overall health.

Spot them early, treat them easily

Both problems are caused by the build-up of bacterial plaque, which gives off acids. They attack tooth enamel, creating holes through which decay can get in and attack the inner tooth. The acids also attack the gums, inflaming them and lifting them away from the tooth so that acids can get underneath to attack the tooth root and jawbone.

Treating both is easy in their early stages: fillings and good cleaning will sort you out. But as they advance, the treatment becomes more invasive and more complex.