Unless you have knocked out a tooth entirely during a sporting accident or due to a fall, or you are in immense pain that is forcing you to take action, you may feel like putting off visiting an emergency dentist in Southgate and simply try to ‘toughen up’.
However, by avoiding a consultation, you can leave your teeth and gums exposed to further damage and this may result in pain or additional complications that need to be dealt with. By checking in with your emergency dentist in Southgate when you are concerned about a niggly pain, potential infection, a lost crown or a chipped tooth, you can make sure that you are taking the appropriate steps for a healthier mouth and sense of well-being.
It is important in many cases to be seen as quickly as possible by one of our team members at Adams Dental in order to limit the chances of infection to take hold or for complications to arise. In the case of a knocked out tooth, if you can make it to a dental practice within the hour of the accident occurring, your chances of reinserting the tooth are relatively high.
Can you save a knocked out tooth?
The tooth will quickly degrade, even if you leave it in a milk solution or place it back in the empty socket. Every minute can lessen the chances of a successful re-implantation and this means that you may need to resort to a dental implant in order to maintain a fully functional smile.
If a baby tooth has been knocked out, then we are unable to reinsert it. You should still come in to see an emergency dentist in Southgate if a child’s milk tooth has been prematurely dislodged, as there could be underlying damage that needs to be attended to.
If a child’s baby teeth fall out or are knocked out prematurely, issues can develop with their adult teeth growing in haphazardly, meaning that they may need corrective braces to realign their teeth and bite. We will be able to identify any concerns quickly and provide you with a reassuring action plan if this is the case.
When should I seek emergency dental care?
There are many instances in which we deem your dental care to be an emergency. Should you experience swelling or pain, there may be an infection or an abscess which needs immediate attention. We would be able to give you help with pain relief and would sterilise the location before providing temporary measures to ease your discomfort.
In some instances, we are able to completely solve the issue, depending on the severity and the length of time the treatment takes, there and then. We will always ensure that you are comfortable before leaving our practice and should you need to book an appointment for a longer session to restore a more complex condition, we will provide you with an appointment at your earliest convenience.
We believe that it is always better to be safe rather than sorry. There is never any harm in checking in with us to make sure that your mouth is as healthy as it can be.