No one likes a medical emergency. Trips to A&E, or visiting GP hubs can take hours out of a day and leave you feeling tired and stressed when you leave. While many people are aware of what constitutes a trip to A&E related to physical or mental ailments, few people are informed about which conditions warrant a trip to an emergency dentist in Buckinghamshire.
Dental emergencies are just as serious as other forms of medical emergency and should not be treated as an afterthought. At Garden View Dental Care, our team of emergency dentists in Buckinghamshire are dedicated to treating all emergencies quickly and efficiently, to get you out of discomfort in the quickest possible time.
So what is classified as an emergency by our emergency dentist in Buckinghamshire?
It is true that pain is relative and therefore can be quite difficult to standardise, but you know which pains are abnormal in your body better than we do. If you have a sudden, painful swelling under a tooth, under your tongue or inner cheek, you should book an emergency appointment, especially if the swelling looks blue or purple.
Sudden, painful swellings tend to be abscesses, which require emergency treatment to minimise the pain and treat the infection. A confirmed abscess will need a follow up appointment with your regular dentist after you have seen a member of our emergency team.
Once again, this can be difficult to define, but excessive pain is best described as a pain which prevents you from eating, drinking and sleeping.
This can be a pain in a tooth or teeth, under a tooth or teeth or in your jawline. It is important to be seen as soon as possible as our dentists will alleviate the discomfort and identify the source.
Cracked or chipped tooth
Common if you are a sporty type, chipped or cracked teeth of any degree require emergency attention.
Even if you are not in discomfort, a cracked or chipped tooth can allow bacteria to enter the tooth and infect the pulp if untreated; our dental team will restore the tooth with a composite resin and ensure that all microscopic holes are sealed.
Once again, if you are into contact sports like rugby, bleeding from the mouth is par for the course. However, if you are experiencing a constant flow of blood following an impact or an extraction, you must see a dentist as soon as you can, to prevent further blood loss and ensure the cause is identified and treated.
Lost filling or crown
A common occurrence, a lost filling or crown needs to be restored as soon as possible.
Losing a filling or crown is very uncomfortable and it can allow further decay to occur on the tooth or allow bacteria to infect the pulp, causing an abscess, which is extremely uncomfortable.
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