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?
Store 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.
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.