At Adams Dental, we know just how traumatising it can be when a tooth emergency occurs. We want to make getting an appointment with an emergency dentist in Southgate as easy as possible, and will do whatever we can to make sure that you are seen on the same day. Whether you have woken up in intense pain, or you have been involved in an accident, it is always recommended that you seek dental advice as soon as possible to prevent any further damage from being done.
If you require emergency assistance outside of normal working hours you will be able to listen to the message that is on our answering machine, which will provide advice, and we will endeavour to arrange for one of our practitioners to see you as soon as possible, once the practice is open. Nobody should have to suffer with a tooth dilemma alone.
What constitutes an emergency?
There are several things that can happen which can result in a dental emergency. It is common for people to visit their emergency dentist in Southgate after they have knocked out a tooth in a sporting injury or another type of accident. These tooth emergencies should be dealt with as soon as possible, to try and save the original tooth. If one of your teeth have been knocked out, then there is still a chance that one of our practitioners will be able to reattach your original tooth.
Sometimes you will suffer with your wisdom teeth. A certain amount of discomfort is to be expected when your wisdom teeth are coming through, but occasionally your wisdom teeth can become stuck or infected. If this goes unnoticed or untreated, you could find yourself in a severe amount of pain quite quickly, and potentially in need of an emergency appointment. When wisdom teeth come through at an angle, they can become stuck, and where they have broken the skin can become infected. At Adams Dental we can remove your wisdom teeth efficiently and provide medication to treat any infection that may be present.
A chipped or cracked tooth can damage your confidence if it affects your smile, but it can also damage your oral health if it becomes infected. If you are aware that your tooth has been chipped and you still have the part of the tooth that has broken off, your emergency dentist in Southgate might be able to reattach it for you. If we are not able to reattach it, then we will discuss treatment options with you, such as veneers, which will cover up your chip and restore your smile.
What to do in an emergency
If you find yourself in a dental emergency and do not know what to do, phone our dental practice and we will be able to give you advice on what to do whilst you wait for your emergency appointment. If you have knocked out or chipped a tooth and still have the broken tooth, it is vitally important to keep this clean, preferably by keeping it in milk. If there is swelling you can use a compress to reduce this.
Taking pain relief is a good idea if you are suffering from wisdom tooth pain, or have a severe generic toothache, but make sure you take it responsibly and inform our dental practitioner of what pain relief you have taken when you attend your appointment.