In the last year, almost everyone has come to recognise the signs of a medical emergency.
And while most people would be able to recognise when they need to visit a dental practitioner or make a same-day appointment, there are many emergency scenarios that are overlooked by the general population.
And as any dental team will tell you, delaying treatment for an emergency scenario can make the treatment more uncomfortable and more invasive on your next trip to your dental practice.
At Apple Dental Studio, we take great pride in the services that we can offer our emergency patients. Our dentist in Pinner will always aim to see emergency cases on the same day that we are contacted about them, allowing you to go about your day as you had planned without a toothache! Brilliant!
But what are some of the tell-tale signs that you need to see our emergency dentist in Pinner? Read on to find out!
OK, so a key sign that you have a dental emergency is discomfort.
This can feel like a burning sensation, a bruise or just a general ache that has got worse. If you noticed that this discomfort is preventing you from eating, sleeping or carrying on your daily life as usual, contact our emergency dentist in Pinner for an appointment.
Swelling in your mouth, under your jaw or anywhere in your oral area needs to be seen by our emergency dental team.
Even if it isn’t causing discomfort, swelling can point towards an infection, an impacted tooth or even a severe allergic reaction, all of which warrant a same-day medical appointment.
Lost filling or crown
Many people have fillings, crowns or other restorative fittings in their mouths.
And, as is the way with such things, as time goes on these fittings can become loose or fall out altogether, causing an emergency situation.
Even if you are in no discomfort having lost a filling or crown, you still need to be seen by our emergency dental team. Delaying treatment can cause decay to set in around the sharp edges of the tooth and, in the worst-case scenario, it can allow food debris and bacteria access to the pulp, causing an infection. Not a good idea!
So, to stay on the safe side, if you suspect that you have a loose filling or crown, or have lost either of these restoratives, contact our team at Apple Dental Studio.
Is that tooth suddenly hurting when you drink tea?
It could be a sign that you have a cavity or that there is damage to the enamel. In a similar vein to the lost filling or crown, delaying treatment may result in further decay setting in and can increase the chance of an infection.
Chipped or cracked teeth
Common in those who engage in sports, a cracked, chipped or broken tooth needs to be fixed as soon as possible.
Once again, this is related to bacteria gaining access to the inside of the tooth and possibly causing infection.