If you are into sports or you have children manically running around and climbing trees, it’s likely at some point a minor accident is going to occur. It’s good to note that if you fall off your mountain bike and chip a tooth or your child knocks a tooth out, you can contact an emergency dentist in Buckinghamshire who can treat your injuries quickly.
Cracked or chipped teeth
When you’ve cracked or chipped a tooth it might not hurt. However, it’s still very important you see your dentist as soon as possible. You might not have to see the emergency dentist in Beaconsfield but do ensure you are seen as soon as possible. You may have damaged the tooth root, which will need immediate attention. In addition, if you’ve damaged the integrity of the tooth, it could lead to further complications later down the line.
If you or your child have knocked out a tooth, firstly clean the area with warm water and the tooth with saliva or milk. As an adult you can try to reinsert the tooth. If you can’t, place in milk and call the emergency dentist. If your child has knocked a tooth out, do not attempt to reinsert the tooth, as you may damage growing teeth. At Garden View Dental Care, we will see you quickly and then assess the damage, providing you with pain relief if needed and x-rays to reveal any hidden damage.
Tooth pain and swelling
If you’re experiencing sudden tooth pain, we encourage you to call us as your emergency dentist in Buckinghamshire. Do not apply pain medication directly to your teeth or gums, as this may cause serious harm. You can use warm compresses to apply to the area to give you some relief until you can be seen.
If you have food lodged around the gaps between your teeth, this can cause pain and irritation. Gently try to remove the particle using floss, you can also swill your mouth in warm water to try dislodging the food particle and also provide some soothing to inflamed gums. It’s important to see us, as your dentist as soon as possible to ensure the gum inflammation is taken care of.