Emergency Dental Care
Call on the professionals at Kensington Dental for emergency dental care
If you’re faced with a dental injury or severe dental trauma, you should never put your worries on hold – it could be the difference between an easy fix and a lost tooth!
Knocked-out teeth, lost fillings and mouth-related sports injuries are just some of the dental issues we can encounter, but in these situations make it your priority to seek emergency dental care.
If you happen to find yourself holding your missing tooth due to some misfortune, there are a few essential steps you can take to save your tooth whilst on your way to your dentist.
Immediately after the tooth has fallen out, it is recommended that you place it in a small glass of milk. The reason we recommend milk is that it encourages cell growth and prevents the tooth from dying. It is important that you don’t touch the roots and hold the tooth by the crown when handling it. Call the Kensington Dental practice straight away – a shorter amount of time taken to reinsert the tooth will mean that there is a higher chance of saving the tooth.
The experienced dentists at Kensington Dental can help to save your teeth, going that extra mile to squeeze you in for emergency dental treatment.
Kensington Dental offers a wide range of services, including cosmetic dentistry, wisdom teeth removal, white fillings, dental implants, periodontics and root canal therapy, all of which may be required in the case of an emergency dental problem.
A consistent toothache could also warrant the call for an emergency check-up with your dentist, even if there are no visible signs of damage.
In the meantime, you can take some steps to relieve your persistent toothache by practicing good oral hygiene, which means flossing your teeth to remove any food lodged within a cavity and rinsing your mouth with water to wash out any debris from cavities.
Use a cold compress on the outside of your cheek if there’s swelling. Pain medicines may also help to relieve pains (but not the tooth directly), but ensure to swallow directly, avoiding contact with the affected tooth.