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.