Category: Emergency Dentist

How an emergency dentist can get you out of pain

If you need an emergency dentist in North London, call Aura Dental on 020 7722 0040 right away. We are based in St John’s Wood, and will try to accommodate emergency patients on the same day whenever possible. The earlier you call us, the more chance there is that we will be able to fit you in on that day, so please get in touch as soon as possible after a dental emergency occurs.

emergency-dentistThere are many reasons you may require the services of an emergency dentist. Dental pain can come on suddenly and can be severe, making it hard to focus on anything else. When you come to our North London dental practice for an emergency appointment, your dentist’s first priority will be to get you out of pain. In many cases you will require further appointments to fully treat the source of your discomfort, but we will never leave a patient in pain.

What your North London emergency dentist may do

Treatment from an emergency dentist depends on the nature of your condition. Below are some common dental emergencies, along with what your North London emergency dentist may do. . .

Unbearable toothache

There are numerous causes of toothache, and your treatment will depend on the cause. Pain is the body’s indicator that something isn’t right, so you should always see a dentist for toothache. If it is unbearable it may require an emergency appointment.

Toothache may be caused by untreated decay or gum disease, a dental abscess, or problems with teeth erupting (in adults, this is usually the wisdom teeth). After getting you out of pain, your dentist will treat the underlying condition.

Broken teeth

Injuries to the face and head often result in broken teeth. Sometimes teeth are also broken by biting something very hard, or by using your teeth for something other than which they are intended (such as opening a bottle – which you should never do with your mouth). Depending on where the broken tooth is and how badly damaged it is, your North London dentist may repair it with a crown, a white filling, composite bonding, or a porcelain veneer.

When to call the emergency dentist

When you need an emergency dentist, time is of the essence. At Aura Dental in North London we offer emergency dental appointments, as well as emergency orthodontic consultations. If you need to see a dentist or orthodontist urgently, contact our practice on 020 772 0040.

emergency dentistWhenever possible, we’ll get you in to see a dentist the same day. The earlier you call us, the more chance we’ll be able to fit you in the same day, so please contact us as soon as possible after an emergency occurs. If your emergency happens out of hours, please call our North London practice for advice on what to do.

What constitutes a dental emergency?

Many situations can be classed as a dental emergency. Here are some of the reasons you should contact our North London dental practice straight away. . .

Lost teeth

If your tooth has been knocked out in an accident, your dentist may be able to re-implant your tooth in the socket. You should pick the tooth up only by the crown (the part that is visible in the mouth) and avoid touching the root. Rinse the tooth in your own saliva or cold water, and try to place it back in the socket – biting a clean handkerchief can help to keep it in place. If you can’t put it back yourself, put it in a clean container covered in saliva or milk. In either case, see your dentist as soon as possible.

Broken teeth

Contact us immediately if your teeth are badly broken. Your clinician may be able to rebuild your tooth using composite material.

Unbearable toothache

Toothache can be very painful. Pain is the body’s way of telling us something is wrong. Sudden, unbearable toothache that may or may not be accompanied by swelling is a dental emergency. Your dentist will get you out of pain, although you may need further appointments to complete treatment.