For the vast majority of people going to your local dentist usually consists of your two regular check-ups per year, but there comes a time in your life when you may need an emergency dentist. This can be due to any number of reasons, an accident, severe tooth ache or swelling around the gums and face caused by an abscess which would require immediate medical attention.
Any dental emergency, like any other injury to your body could be potentially serious and by all means should never be ignored. Ignoring any dental issues could lead to a much greater risk of permanent damage, so catching any such dental trauma you may have suffered early could save you on extensive and often expensive treatment in the future.
Dental injuries and pain can occur at any time; fortunately many dentists set aside an hour or two of their busy schedules to cater for such dental emergencies. So below I have listed some of the most common dental problems that may require you to see an emergency dentist.
- Toothache This is probably the most common of all dental problems, and can be very painful for the person suffering from it. But before you ring your dentist try rinsing your mouth with warm, salted water. If there is any swelling apply a cold towel to the outside of your mouth. Never be tempted to rub aspirin on to the effected tooth as this can cause burning to the gum tissue and cause more problems. If the problem last for more than a day it’s time to ring your emergency dentist.
- Knocked out tooth It happens, with our fast paced and chaotic lives sometimes accidents are unavoidable, if you find yourself in the unfortunate circumstance of having a tooth knocked out the first thing you need to do is retrieve the tooth and thoroughly rinse the tooth in clean water trying not to disturb any of the tissue fragments. If possible place the tooth in a glass of milk and ring your dentist straight away, for those who seek dental treatment with in the hour it is quite possible for the tooth to be reattached.
- Extruded (dislodged) tooth This can be very painful indeed, due to the fact that when a tooth becomes dislodged it can cause the roots to become disturbed and irritated, it’s important to seek dental treatment straight away as left unattended can result in losing the tooth altogether.
If you find yourself needing an emergency dentist it’s a good idea to note that not all dentists offer emergency treatment so familiarising yourself with the dentists that do is a good idea, because let’s face it you never know when you may need one. A good place to start is by simply Googling Where can I find an emergency dentist in Exeter.
About General Dentistry in Exeter:
One of those occasions can be when patients are in pain. If you are struggling with dental pain we understand and we will always do our utmost to see you on the same day. We offer emergency appointments to treat trauma and pain, simply call our friendly reception team and our experienced, gentle dentists will help get you on the road to recovery.
Exeter Dental Centre
17 Castle Street