Our Wickford dentists will endeavour to see you as soon as possible when pain strikes
In today’s blog, we are going to take a look at dental emergencies; what they are and what you should do if you find yourself in that unfortunate situation. There are certainly quite a number of people who think that dental emergencies are only those where you are in very severe pain.
In fact, you may not even be in any discomfort at all for it to qualify as an ’emergency’, as we will explain a little later on.
At the Cygnet Dental Practice, we encourage our patients to attend their six monthly check ups. This will help to reduce the likelihood of urgent oral care being needed, but it won’t eliminate it altogether. Let us take a look then at what dental emergencies are and what you should do about them.
The most obvious type of emergency is when you are in a lot of pain. This could be from a toothache, a root canal infection or even an abscess. Equally you could have suffered a blow to the face, perhaps due to a fall, and damaged some teeth quite significantly. Naturally, if this should happen, you will want to see a dentist as soon as possible, and also, we want to see you as soon as we possibly can. Remember too that if you have received a blow to the head, you should have this checked at the A&E in case of any head injuries.
The most important thing that you should do is not delay contacting us. We ask that you call us as soon as you can, end especially as soon in the morning as you can during opening hours, and we will do our utmost to see you the same day. Where possible, we will give priority to emergencies of this sort and where this is not possible, we will be able to provide advice to help you keep as comfortable as you possibly can until we can see you for treatment.