When should you visit an emergency dentist?
AMany patients avoid contacting us in an emergency because they believe they can wait until they can get a regular appointment. Most of the time, this happens because they don't want to inconvenience the team at night or during the weekend.
However, it's important to remember that in some cases, you shouldn't delay seeking dental care no matter the hour. If you're in pain or have suffered an accident that damaged one or more of your teeth, don't put off calling us.
Some of the most common emergencies that require immediate checkup and treatment include the following:
- Toothaches or tooth pain
- Infections or abscesses
- Chipped, broken, or cracked teeth
- Deep cuts inside the mouth
- Swollen and tender gums
- Sores that are slow to heal
- Broken or lost crown, bridge, onlay, veneer, denture, or dental implant
- A tooth which has been knocked out
- A tooth that has become loose
- Denture sores
If you chipped a tooth, but you're not experiencing any kind of pain, this is not typically classed as a dental emergency, but you should still give us a call to make an appointment as soon as possible. When you call, we can also offer you advice on how to take care of your chipped tooth before you get seen by a doctor.