Dental injuries can happen at any time so it’s a good idea to be prepared and to learn what to do in the event of a dental emergency. Sparkle Dental Boutique offers on the day urgent appointments and we are always at the end of the phone to offer advice to patients at home and abroad.
The teeth are made of strong stuff but accidents do happen and unfortunately, dental injuries are fairly common. Types of dental injury include:
Chipped teeth: if you chip your tooth this is not usually an emergency, but it’s a good idea to arrange to see your dentist to check that there is no serious damage and repair the tooth.
Dislodged tooth: if you lose a tooth and it comes clean out, it may be possible to save the tooth. Call us as soon as you can and we will try to get you an appointment as quickly as possible. In the meantime, store the tooth in a glass of milk or hold it between your cheek and gum.
Broken teeth: if you break or crack a tooth, you will need an X-ray to determine the extent of the damage; it may be possible to repair the tooth with a filling or a crown.
Toothache: toothache can be very painful and in some cases, urgent treatment may be required. Abscesses are a common cause of severe toothache.
If you experience severe tooth pain, you crack a tooth or you lose a tooth, see your dentist as quickly as possible. If you fear that you may have fractured your jaw, visit your local Accident and Emergency department; your jaw will be X-rayed to check whether or not it is broken. If you chip your tooth, you will not need emergency treatment but you should arrange an appointment with your dentist. If you have any queries or you are not sure whether or not you need to see a dentist urgently, contact reception and they will be able to advise you.
You can reduce your risk of injuries by wearing mouth guards when playing sport, keeping staircases and corridors free from obstacles and attending regular check-ups at Sparkle Dental Boutique near Hanwell.
Sparkle Dental Boutique 311 Boston Road Hanwell, Ealing London, W7 2AT
Monday to Friday:
8.30am – 5.00pm
By appointment only.