If you have ever had a dental emergency, then you understand how stressful it can be. Often people are uncertain what a dental emergency is, who they should call, and what they can do on their own before visiting an emergency dentist.
At Adams Dental, we appreciate that no one wants to be in dental pain for any longer than is necessary and for this reason, we will do our best to assist patients that require emergency dental treatment on the same day they call us. Please provide as much information as possible when you contact us, so our emergency dentist in Southgate can prepare for your appointment.
Handling common dental emergencies
It is not always easy to know whether a dental problem requires emergency care but severe dental pain and swelling are 2 sure signs of a dental emergency and signals that you need to call the emergency dentist in Southgate. But while you wait to be seen there are a few things you can do depending on the cause of your dental emergency.
If you experience a toothache, rinse your mouth with warm water and gently brush or floss your teeth to ensure no food remains are caught between them. A toothache can indicate more serious dental problems, which is why visiting our emergency dentist in Southgate is a good idea. If the pain stops it can mean the nerve has been damaged and the infection is still progressing, so you still need to get in to see us.
Chipped or broken teeth
In the unlikely event that you break a tooth, rinse your mouth with warm water, use cold compresses to reduce swelling and call your Southgate emergency dentist immediately. If your tooth has been completely knocked out, do not hold it from the root. Instead, try to implant it back into the socket, but if this is impossible, then store it in a container with milk or saliva. Visiting our emergency dentist in Southgate within an hour or 2 of the injury gives us the chance to save your tooth.
If you are ever in doubt over whether you need emergency dental care, call our dental practice and we will happily advise you.