Unscheduled dental care is classed into two categories within which you need to fit in order to see a same-day emergency dentist in Buckinghamshire; emergency or urgent. If your personal situation can wait until the next available appointment then we do not regard it as either an emergency or urgent and we will make an appointment for you when possible. These two classifications are set out in a guideline by the NHS to ensure that each person is seen according to the severity of their needs, and if your health may be further put at risk due to a dental emergency, then an unscheduled appointment may be granted to you
Types of emergencies
It is very important to take note that any dental situation that has caused swelling in the eye or throat needs to be seen immediately, as ignoring such a problem may lead to suffocation or loss of vision. If there is excessive bleeding that you cannot seem to stop, particularly if this has occurred after a tooth extraction, then we need to see you immediately in order to stop the bleeding and find out why it started. The following possible circumstances may also require an emergency dentist in Buckinghamshire:
This is when an infection in the tooth pulp causes a pocket of pus to fill under the tooth or in the gum, if it is left untreated it can spread to the ear or throat. If you have an abscess you will probably be in an extreme amount of pain and sometimes it may rupture, causing bleeding and this needs to be seen immediately in order to stop the infection from spreading. Antibiotics and pain medication may be prescribed in order to manage an abscess until it is gone.
Knocked out teeth may be saved if you receive treatment quickly, we advise that you collect your tooth if you can find it and keep it moist in your mouth until we can replace it. Ice can help lower swelling in the area while you are waiting to be seen by our emergency dentist in Buckinghamshire.
Broken crowns or teeth
You will need to make an urgent appointment with your dentist if a crown has broken or come off, as it will be opening the tooth up to a serious infection. If you have a broken or cracked tooth, it is likely that your pain levels are very high and we can help take care of that, as well as fix the tooth in order to keep it free from further infection.
Sometimes you can wait to get a chipped tooth fixed, and other times you cannot. This can be decided under particular circumstances, specifically whether the chipped tooth may risk cutting the cheeks or lips, as this could cause further complications.
Bleeding and soft tissue damage Damage to the cheeks or gums that will not stop bleeding needs to be seen with all due haste, as wounds that will not close can be at risk of getting infected and too much blood loss can be a danger as well.