Do You Know What to Do in a Dental Emergency?
If you’ve been lucky enough to have avoided dental emergencies so far in life, you may not know what to do when dental disaster does strike.
Dental emergencies can vary in type and severity. They include things such as:
- Extreme tooth pain
- A chipped tooth
- Lost tooth or teeth
- A loose filling or crown
- An infection
- Sudden blood loss
- Having a tooth knocked out of position
What should you do if this happens to you?
The most important thing is to stay calm! If any of these dental emergencies happen to you or someone you’re with, your first job will be to assess where to go to get the issue sorted.
In most cases, your dentist will be the right person to help. However, there are some instances where you’ll want to go straight to the Accident and Emergency department of your nearest hospital.
If the tooth damage has been caused as part of a head injury, you should make A&E your first call.
How quickly will you need to see your dentist?
If you’re in extreme pain, or if you’ve lost a tooth, filling or crown, you’ll usually want to see your dentist as soon as possible on the same day.
Many dental surgeries offer an emergency appointment service. You will usually be able to use this service even if you’re not registered as a patient of that dentist.
How can Damira Dental help you?
Damira Dental South Ham Basingstoke is an NHS Walk-In Centre for dental emergencies. If you experience any kind of dental emergency, head along during opening hours and the staff will do their best to see you as soon as possible.
Many other Damira Dental practices also offer an emergency dental service. You can find out which practices offer this service here.