Emergency Dental

At Wathen Road Dental Practice, our emergency dentist is available during clinic hours to meet your urgent needs. Dental emergencies can be very painful, so we offer out-of-hours service because we know such traumas can arise at any moment. We provide immediate treatment for issues ranging from broken or chipped teeth to toothaches or swelling.

When to see an Emergency Dentist 

A dental emergency can be a worrying time, especially if an accident or trauma was involved. Dental emergencies are typically classified as having:

  • Severe dental pain
  • lost or broken tooth or teeth
  • Facial swelling
  • Dental trauma
  • Infection (such as an abscess), especially with swelling or a fever

Emergency Dentist Appointment

Process During emergency dentist appointments at Wathen Road Dental Practice, our dentists can diagnose the issue, stabilize it, and alleviate any associated pain. Your emergency dentist appointment may range from a simple dental assessment with X-rays and advice to more extensive procedures such as an extraction. Additionally, we can prescribe antibiotics and pain relief medications or refer you to a specialist if needed.

Types of Dental Emergencies

  • Toothache
  • Inflamed or Bleeding Gums
  • Broken Tooth
  • Lost Tooth
  • Lost Filling or Crown
  • Facial Swelling

Dental Emergency FAQs

You should seek emergency dental care if you experience severe pain, bleeding that won’t stop, a knocked-out tooth, or any other dental issue that requires immediate attention.

While some dental practices accept walk-ins for emergency appointments, it’s best to call ahead to ensure availability and receive guidance on what to do before arriving.

If you knock out a tooth, it’s crucial to act quickly. Try to place the tooth back in its socket if possible, or store it in milk or saliva and seek emergency dental care immediately.

During an emergency dental appointment, the dentist will assess your condition, possibly take X-rays, and recommend appropriate treatment to alleviate pain and address the issue.

Yes, dentists can provide pain relief medication, such as over-the-counter painkillers or prescriptions, to alleviate discomfort during emergency appointments.

Many dental practices offer options for patients with dental anxiety, such as sedation dentistry or relaxation techniques. Communicate your concerns with the dental team, and they can help make your appointment as comfortable as possible.

While some dental emergencies are unavoidable, practicing good oral hygiene, wearing a mouthguard during sports activities, and avoiding chewing on hard objects can help reduce the risk of dental emergencies.

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