If you’ve ever had a toothache or had a dental injury, you will know how much it can hurt. When we go about our lives, eating whatever we like, and generally taking our teeth for granted, it’s easy to forget that these tough little biters and chewers are, in fact, alive and full of nerve endings.
But, injure one or get an infection and then you remember. Can you remember the number of your emergency dentist in Southgate? If not, put it in your phone now. It might be a good idea to store it under ‘emergency dentist in Southgate’ so that it’s easy for someone else to find for you. It’s amazing how hard it can be to operate a phone if you’ve just had a nasty accident and are sitting on the ground surrounded by your teeth. Let someone else do the phoning for you.
Lost teeth in an accident?
If your teeth are still in one piece, then you can bring them along to us at Adams Dental and we will try and put them back in for you. To up your chances of them re-establishing themselves, there are a few things to do:
- Get to us within 2 hours of your teeth coming out
- Pick them up by the crown, not the root
- Try and put them back in yourself
- Or store them in your mouth or a pot of milk
- Never store them in tap water, it can kill them
- Never let them dry out.
We can only try and put adult teeth back. Trying to restore baby teeth could damage the adult teeth waiting to come through. Fortunately, gappy smiles in kids are cute.
At least please ring and tell us what’s happened, so that we can advise on whether you need an emergency appointment.
If your toothache’s been going on for more than a few days, come and see the emergency dentist in Southgate. Infections can kill not only the tooth, but they can get into the jawbone as well. We can get you out of pain and get rid of the infection.