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What to do in a dental emergency!

What to do in a dental emergency!

Posted on April 11, 2016 by Dr Bali Dhaliwal in Emergencies (clinic: Alton)


Envisage Dental is an emergency dentist in Alton open early in the morning till late on weekdays and also available on telephone over the weekends. Our Basingstoke private dentists offer a fixed price to get you out of pain no matter what the problem before working on a longer term solution with you.

Patients are offered emergency dental care and in Alton we are known to be the local dentist in Alton, the local dentist Beggarwood, the local dentist Tadley, the local dentist Kempshott, the local dentist Black Dam, the local dentist Lynchpit, the local dentist Oakley, the local dentist Hatch Warren, the local dentist Cliddesden, the local dentist Dummer, the local dentist Brighton Hill, and other areas of Basingstoke.

We also have patients coming for dental treatment from much further afield and are considered as the local dentist in Andover, the local dentist in Alton, the local dentist in Reading, the local dentist in Alresford, the local dentist in Fleet, the local dentist in Hook, the local dentist in Farnham, the local dentist in Farnborough, the local dentist in Winchester and the local dentist in Hartley Wintey.

From a broken tooth to losing a tooth altogether, a slight toothache to severe dental pain, a dental emergency can happen anywhere, at any time. It is very important for everyone to understand what needs to be done if such a problem occurs. Discover the causes, treatments and symptoms for many common dental ailments. Like any emergency, it is important to stay calm and assess the situation. You should call for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) if you feel the dental emergency warrants immediate care and attention.

When you have a toothache, every movement, thought, sound, even touch, is overshadowed by throbbing pain of a toothache. You can get Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen to help ease the pain until you see your dentist. Do you have jaw pain and grind or clench your teeth? Have you been diagnosed with a TMJ disorder and want to know what it is and how to manage the pain or discomfort associated with it? Learn more about TMJ and what you can do if you are one of the millions of people who have TMJ problems by seeing your dentist.

Certain oral conditions, like canker sores, can be very painful and not knowing what is causing it can be frustrating. Learn what to look for and what to expect with problematic oral conditions as well as ways you can treat them at home or when you should seek medical attention. There are also several oral diseases that can be the cause for your discomfort. From gum disease to oral cancer, discover the symptoms to look for, the available treatments and how to cope with your disease.

Go straight to the dentist if at all possible if you have a broken tooth. Two to three hours after the break is the most important window; anything longer reduces your chance of revival of the tooth while opening up the possibility of infection or loss of the entire tooth. If you are in pain take Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen, if necessary which will dull the pain before your doctor or dentist gives you a stronger, topical painkiller. Rinse out your mouth and gargle using warm salt water. Gargling with salt water may help stave off possible infection. Ensure to stop any bleeding by applying gauze to the site for 10 minutes.

Broken teeth can be repaired or remoulded in different ways by a dentist, depending on the kind of break and the damage. Talk with your dentist about your options before proceeding with any one as you can have a filling or bonding (minor), crown or cap (major), veneer (cosmetic) or possibly require a root canal if the root is damaged.

If you are experiencing pain call one of your private clinics immediately and speak to a member of our team or leave a message and we will call you back.


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