Emergency Dental Care: What To Do When Tooth Problems Arise

Young man holding onto his cheeks in discomfort.

Dental emergencies can happen at the most unexpected times, from playing a sport to an accidental knock to the mouth. While some tooth problems may not cause immediate discomfort, a dental emergency is likely to cause some pain and stress.

Whether it’s sudden toothache, a damaged tooth, or another dental problem, identifying your symptoms and knowing how to respond can make a significant difference in preventing complications and alleviating discomfort. In this article, we’ll guide you through when you might need an emergency dentist and the symptoms to be aware of.

Signs of Emergency Dental Problems

  • Cracked or damaged teeth: The damage to your tooth may be small, but if it’s cracked or chipped, we recommend seeing your dentist.
  • Knocked out tooth: If your tooth is partially or fallen out, we recommend visiting an emergency dentist as soon as possible and minimise touching your tooth as much as possible.
  • Teeth or jaw pain: If you are suffering significant and consistent pain, alongside swelling, arrange an emergency dentist appointment. This could be associated with an infection.
  • Bleeding gums: Excessive bleeding of the gums need urgent dental care. The treatment will be determined by the severity of the bleeding, but we recommend you see someone for care.

When You Should See An Emergency Dentist

Regardless of the dental emergency you’re facing, it’s important to contact an emergency dentist as soon as possible. Inform them of the symptoms you have, and they will be able to provide tailored guidance and advice, alongside arranging emergency dental care.

While dental emergencies that need emergent care can be unnerving, knowing how to respond to the tooth problem can help reduce pain and prevent any further discomfort and damage. In any situation, your go-to emergency dentist is the best person to turn to for guidance and care.

At Robinson’s Dental Practice, we are dedicated to providing an excellent standard of dental care to all our patients. If you need an emergency dentist, or you would like more information about our services, contact us today on 01202 487888.

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