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EMERGENCY DENTAL APPOINTMENTS

WHAT HAPPENS AT AN EMERGENCY DENTAL APPOINTMENT

A dental emergency can strike when you least expect it, leaving you in pain and discomfort.

Knowing what to do in a dental emergency can make all the difference in preserving your oral health and preventing further complications.

If you have a sudden onset of pain or have fallen and broken a tooth, you will need to contact our emergency dentists as soon as possible. At The Dental Architect, we proudly do everything we can to help our patients in a dental emergency.

Our experienced team is here to talk you through what to do in a dental emergency and what happens at an emergency dental appointment.

WHAT IS CLASSED AS A DENTAL EMERGENCY?

You may be wondering whether your oral health issue is an emergency. The following situations are generally classed as dental emergencies:

  • Knocked out tooth
  • A chipped or fractured tooth
  • A bleeding broken tooth
  • Severe toothache
  • A lost dental restoration. For example, a lost filling that leaves the tooth vulnerable to damage
  • An abscess
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Signs of an infection, including swelling around the mouth or face, pain and fever
  • Symptoms of oral cancer

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, it’s vital that you get in touch with us as soon as possible. Please contact our clinicians in Leeds by calling 0113 868 4324. Prompt treatment could be the difference between saving and losing a tooth.

WHAT IS THE MOST COMMON DENTAL EMERGENCY?

As per gov.uk, several studies have described pain being the most present complaint of those attending urgent dental services.

A severe toothache can arise from various causes, including tooth decay, gum infections or abscesses. Ignoring a persistent toothache can lead to consequences, such as an infection spreading or losing a tooth. Seeking emergency dental care at our Leeds practice is crucial to preventing further complications.

WHAT IS NOT CLASSED AS A DENTAL EMERGENCY?

It can be difficult to know how urgent your oral health issue is. In general, if all teeth are intact and you are not experiencing severe pain, bleeding or swelling, it is not considered a dental emergency.

The following situations are not classed as dental emergencies:

  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Minor chips and cracks
  • Stained teeth
  • Gum disease
  • Mild toothache
  • Mild wisdom tooth pain

In the event that you experience a non-urgent oral health issue, our compassionate clinicians will still do their best to see you as soon as possible. The above oral health issues can still have an impact on your quality of life and can make tasks like eating and speaking difficult. In these circumstances, we will still do everything possible to keep your smile healthy and out of pain.

HOW DO I GET EMERGENCY DENTAL TREATMENT?

If you think you require emergency dental care, please contact our practice in Leeds as soon as possible by calling 0113 868 4324. Our reception team will then take down your name, your number and your symptoms. One of our emergency dentists will then call you back to discuss whether we need to see you. If you experience any life-threatening symptoms, such as an extreme fever, confusion or shortness of breath, please visit A&E immediately.

WHAT HAPPENS AT AN EMERGENCY DENTAL APPOINTMENT

When you visit our state-of-the-art practice for an emergency appointment, our caring clinicians will put your comfort and well-being first. During your visit, we’ll take the following steps to guide you towards a full recovery:

First, one of our clinicians will carefully examine your mouth and the affected area. We may have to take X-rays as part of our assessment, which will help us determine the best course of action. We know how distressing dental pain can be so we may provide pain relief to alleviate your discomfort. This may be in the form of a local anaesthetic or oral medication.

Once we have diagnosed the problem, we’ll walk you through the available treatment options and recommend the most suitable one for your specific needs.

Tooth infection treatment may include draining the abscess or prescribing antibiotics. If you have a chipped or cracked tooth, we may recommend composite bonding to restore the function and appearance of the tooth.

After your emergency dental treatment, we may schedule a follow-up appointment to monitor your recovery.

If you’d like to learn more about emergency dental care at our practice in Leeds, please click here.

WHAT TO DO IN A DENTAL EMERGENCY

In a dental emergency, staying calm and acting swiftly can make all the difference in preserving your oral health. Knowing what to do and seeking immediate professional help is crucial. If you ever find yourself needing emergency dental care, remember to contact our clinicians in Leeds as soon as possible.

HOW TO PREVENT A DENTAL EMERGENCY

Regular check-ups. Visiting our clinicians in Leeds regularly allows us to identify potential issues early – before they become a dental emergency.

Practice good oral hygiene. Brush and floss daily to prevent cavities and gum disease.

Wear protective gear. Wear a mouthguard to shield your teeth during sports or activities with potential impact.

Avoid bad habits. Refrain from chewing on hard objects, opening packages with teeth or using teeth as tools.

Healthy diet. Limit sugary and acidic foods to protect enamel and reduce the risk of decay.

By incorporating these habits, you can significantly lower the chances of a dental emergency.

EMERGENCY DENTAL CARE IN LEEDS

If you are experiencing symptoms of a dental emergency and are wondering what to do, get in touch.

At our luxury practice, your oral health and well-being are our top priority. Equipped with the latest technology and a skilled dental team, we can provide immediate attention and emergency dental care in Leeds.

Acting quickly in a dental emergency can save your smile and ensure a lifetime of healthy teeth. To book an appointment with our clinicians, please call us on 0113 868 4324 now.

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