When to see the emergency dentist in north London

Why might you need to see an emergency dentist in north London? One simple test is: are you in pain? If it hurts and the pain is not going away, get yourself to the Adams Dental emergency surgery as soon as you can. Dental pain can have several causes, including:

  • Abscesses
  • Tooth decay
  • Lost or broken crown or filling
  • A chipped or cracked tooth
  • A knocked-out tooth.

Emergency Dentist in North LondonLet’s take a look at what each of these are and what you can do if it happens to you.

Abscesses

A dental abscess is caused by a bacterial infection. Pus forms in the mouth, affecting the teeth and gums. An untreated tooth infection or cavity can be the root cause of an abscess. You’ll feel a throbbing pain and may also experience swelling, inflamed gums and nausea.

Treat with over-the-counter painkillers and warm water rinses until you can get to the emergency dentist in north London.

Tooth decay

Caused by acids in the mouth that eat through the tooth enamel, you won’t notice it until it’s got to a more advanced stage, which is why regular check-ups are so important.

Left untreated, you’ll feel it as a painful toothache that you can treat with paracetamol until you can make an appointment with the emergency dentist in north London.

Chipped, cracked or knocked-out tooth, crown or filling

If you have experienced any kind of dental trauma, ranging from the mild chip of a filling when biting down on some crunchy food, to the pain of having a tooth knocked out in an accident, you’ll need some remedial work. In the case of a knocked-out tooth, see us within two hours and there’s a good chance we can reattach it.

Until that time, either slot it back into place or keep it in a clean container and cover it with milk. Never touch the root of a lost tooth, pick it up by the crown only. If the tooth that’s come out is a child’s milk tooth, don’t try to reinsert it, as this could damage the adult tooth coming through below it.

You can take painkillers if needed, and it’s also helpful to rinse the mouth with warm water.