October 24, 2017 1:31 pm
First Aid Your Dental Emergency
Emergency Dentist Hornchurch Essex London
Parminder Battu, the Principal Dentist at Viva Dental Studio explains how to first aid your dental emergency.
The Viva Dental Studio tips to handle the common most dental emergencies
The team at Viva Dental Studio spoke to a number of their emergency clients. We listened to their concerns when they are awoken in the dead of night by toothache. Many explain they just did not know what to do!
The Unexpected Toothache
We never know when we may experience a dental emergency. Most wake up in the dead of night with a raging toothache. Nothing is worse than toothache. During sporting activities your child or partner could sustain a dental injury, even have a tooth knocked out. What is more the softest piece of bread can cause your tooth to crumble. Ever experienced any of these?
This is the most common dental emergency. It can be experienced by anyone and at any time. It is important to floss gently around the area and rinse with warm water. Most of the time food trap is the cause of the pain and once removed will reduce the pain. You can soothe the area externally with a cold compress. This will reduce inflammation. It is important to never apply topical pain relieving products directly to the tooth or surrounding area. Contact the Studio immediately for a same day emergency appointment 01708 446 447
Avoid the use of toothpicks. Toothpicks cause trauma to the gums and make them sore. Soreness will make the pain worse and more constant.
Crown/Filling Come Out
A hole in the tooth can cause extreme sensitivity. When possible place a ‘over the counter’ temporary filling. If you delay seeking help the pain will worsen and could result in you losing the tooth. Keep the crown safe and bring it with you to the appointment. Contact the Studio immediately for a same day emergency appointment 01708 446 447
It is important we speak to you immediately. Save any tooth pieces. DO NOT store the tooth pieces in tissue. Apply pressure with gauze to any areas that are bleeding. Contact the Studio immediately for a same day emergency appointment 01708 446 447
Tooth Knocked Out
It is important to save the tooth. The narrowest tip is the root and the widest part is the crown (the part we see in the mouth). Never handle the root tip. Holding the crown rinse the root tip. DO NOT touch the root. If you are confident, place the root tip back in the gum and bite on gauze. Unsure of what to do? Store the tooth in milk and attend the Dental Studio as soon as possible (ideally within 45 minutes of the incident). Contact the Studio immediately for a same day emergency appointment 01708 446 447
Swellings can be caused by an infection. It is important to find out the cause of the swelling so it can be dealt with quickly. Swellings can get worse very quickly. Do not delay in contacting the Studio immediately for a same day emergency appointment 01708 446 447
Viva Dental Studio understands your need for efficient repairs for dentures. We need you smiling and eating quickly again. The dentist can provide same day repairs. Contact the Studio immediately for a same day denture repair appointment 01708 446 447
Viva Dental Studio is a Private dental practice. We tailor our services to meet your individual needs. Emergency appointments are £40 with simple pain relief included. We will advise you on additional treatment required and the charges that may apply. Treatment requires your prior approval in all cases. Written cost estimates will be given.
We accept clients who have dental / medical insurances.
Emergency Dentist Hornchurch Essex London
Out of Hours (call out charges may apply)
Viva Dental Studio provides out of hours dental emergency treatment with a direct line to the dentist.
Call the Hornchurch Emergency Dentist on 01708 361 995 out of hours.
We want your problem to be solved quickly.
If you have any questions or queries the team at Viva Dental Studio can provide you expert advice. Viva Dental Studio offer a wide range of dental treatments. Visit our website for more information.
Did you know we offer dental appointments on a Saturday?