When Might You Need To Visit An Emergency Dentist

When something goes wrong with your teeth, it often needs to be fixed immediately. Toothache can be very stressful and waiting to visit your dentist is not always an option. Thankfully many private dental clinics offer a 24 hours dentists service which means you don't need to go to A&E and potentially wait for hours.

Hopefully, you'll never need to go to the emergency dentist again, but here are some problems that can be solved quickly and efficiently.

Loose Crowns and Fillings

Fillings and crowns are now safer than ever before, but they can still dislodge, especially where the tooth under the filling has become more damaged. In this instance, the rash can be very painful and although it is not a major emergency, you may prefer to address the problem as soon as possible. When a crown has fallen out, you should see a dentist as soon as possible because other teeth may begin to move into the gap created.

Toothache

There are many causes of toothache ranging from wisdom molars to abscesses that need to be treated as soon as possible. Many people put off going to the dentist and assume the pain will go away, but it's best to get checked out if you have an infection or something serious.

The longer you leave it, the more difficult it will be to treat. You can help by rinsing your mouth with lightly salted water – remember not to swallow it. It can help soothe an irritating wisdom tooth or gum pain.

Emergency dentists can help with many problems. If you are in pain or think you need medical treatment, it is best to make an appointment right away.