If you have a dental emergency, our dentists are on-hand to provide essential support when you need it most. If you experience a knocked-out or broken tooth, or have a painful toothache, get in touch with us today to get your back to your best.
If you have a painful toothache
A painful toothache can be sparked by numerous causes, so to prevent you from experiencing any further discomfort, it's essential that you get in touch with your dentist as soon as you can.
Once you've done this, in the meantime you can follow the below steps to ensure you're doing everything you can to ease discomfort:
- Keep your mouth clean - rinse it with water when necessary and clean away any debris
- Try to remove anything that may be trapped between your teeth with dental floss
- Use a cold compress to soothe swelling if you have any
- If it's necessary, take pain relief
If you break a tooth
A broken tooth is best fixed as quickly as possible, so it's essential that you visit a dentist as soon as you can. Depending on the type of break, the nerve or living tissue inside your tooth can quickly become damaged if exposed, which can lead to much bigger problems.
A speedy treatment is essential to preventing a broken tooth from causing you further complications, but in the meantime you should follow the below steps:
- Get in touch with your dentist at the next available opportunity
- Keep it clean – it’s important to brush the area to stop further damage.
If you lose a tooth
Accidents in which you end up losing a tooth can unfortunately happen, whether that's through playing sport or any other means. As with any other dental emergency, you should get in touch with your dentist as soon as possible, as the faster a tooth is re-implanted, the more likely it is to return to its original state.
If you discover you've knocked a tooth out, follow the below steps:
- Contact your local practice immediately
- Store the tooth in milk, avoiding touching its roots
- If you can, re-insert the tooth into its original socket
- If this isn't possible, keep the tooth held in place between your cheek and gum.