Category: Emergency Dentist

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.


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.