SAME DAY EMERGENCY APPOINTMENTS
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Treating dental emergencies across Checkendon, Reading, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. We also specifically keep time slots aside every day for emergencies as we endeavour to see all emergency appointments on the same day you call. If you’re not sure if a dental problem is an emergency, we offer this advice: if it hurts, it’s an emergency.
If your injury seems small, it can still affect the living tissues inside the teeth. Quick treatment improves the odds of saving injured or damaged teeth. If you ignore dental pain or dental injury, you’re taking a chance, because there is also a risk of getting an infection.
Trauma Related Injuries
If your tooth is displaced by trauma or has been knocked out of the socket we recommend you call us as soon as possible. If the tooth is out of the socket, care should be taken to handle the tooth only by its crown and not by its root. If you are unsure about reimplanting the tooth, clean the tooth under running water and place the tooth in milk or store it on the inside of your cheek. Do not store the tooth in water. There are times when a tooth can be re-implanted and saved if done promptly.
Any dental injury is distressing especially when a permanent tooth is knocked out. Teeth that are reinserted into their socket within twenty minutes have the best chance of surviving. Byways Dental Practice recommends cold packs or even ice cubes placed either inside the mouth or above your injured tooth. This will reduce pain and swelling before the patient reaches our dental practice.
Getting a dental injury whilst playing sports, you are more likely to sustain damage to the teeth when not wearing a protective mouthguard. The cost of a fractured tooth is greater than the cost of a custom-fitted mouthguard.
If you have pain when you bite or chew, especially if it is accompanied by a foul odour and a bad taste, it can be a sign of an abscess that will require urgent treatment. An abscessed tooth may cause an unrelenting or spontaneous pain that may last anywhere from 30 seconds to hours.
The pain may or may not be triggered by irritants such as food, heat or cold and it may be accompanied by swelling.
Byways Dental Practice recommends to come in and to see one of our professional dentists as soon as possible. In the worst case scenario, the tooth may require root canal therapy or may need to be extracted.
Once we have examined the problem, we will offer you treatment options. Antibiotics may be required when treating abscessed teeth, getting you pain-free and comfortable is our main priority.
Sometimes people who use dentures can often suffer unforeseen problems. Dentures can be misplaced or lost, broken or teeth can become detached. We also find that the clasps or the plastic base may break. Most of these issues can be remedied through the dental practice during regular business hours.