Emergency Dentist South Plympton
A dental emergency can strike any time of the night or day. If you find yourself with a severe toothache in the middle of the night and painkillers aren’t doing the trick, you need an emergency dentist. Whether you have a toothache or any other dental emergency, call us at Cross Road Dental right away. We will do our absolute best to get you treated as soon as possible.
Reasons you may need an emergency dental visit
Call our emergency dental service in case of any of the following:
- You have severe toothache. You have brushed, rinsed, and flossed and it still doesn’t help.
- You got your tooth knocked out in an accident or injury.
- Your tongue, gums, or cheek got injured and the bleeding shows no signs of stopping.
- You have lost a filling or a crown.
- Your crown has fractured or broken.
- You have a broken or chipped tooth.
- Your tooth has come loose.
- Your gums have developed an abscess which may be painful.
One of the most common reasons of tooth damage that requires an emergency dental visit is playing sports. Even a backyard game can be cause for a knocked out tooth. When you are engaging in intense sports, wearing a mouth guard is a good idea to protect yourself against oral injuries and prevent teeth from getting knocked out. Road accidents are also another leading cause of tooth injuries which warrant emergency treatment.
If your tooth got knocked out, look for it before everyone tramples all over it. If you manage to find it, lift it by the top and gently clean the debris off under running water. Don’t rinse vigorously. Put the tooth back in the socket if possible. Else, you may hold it under your tongue or against the cheek while you travel to meet our emergency dentist. You may also place it in a glass of milk and bring it with you.
Sudden and severe toothaches are another reason why people need emergency dentists. Our doctors are experts at examining the teeth and determining what exactly is causing the pain. A cavity that may have been left untreated could have progressed into something severe. Or another possibility is gum disease which has left the root of the teeth exposed, thus causing pain. Teeth infections that are neglected can lead to extremely painful abscesses. Serious abscesses may require oral surgery to prevent further infection.
No matter what the reason is for your dental emergency, you can always give us a call and we will be at your service.
How can an emergency dentist help?
At Cross Road Dental practice, we do our best to keep our patients comfortable and pain-free. Dental emergencies are of course unplanned, and may not happen according to schedule. If your tooth has been injured or damaged, or if you find yourself in pain, just call us right away so we can schedule an appointment at the earliest. Our friendly team will do all they can to accommodate you and schedule an appointment at the earliest. Our team will work closely with you and make you feel as comfortable as possible.
The easiest way to avoid dental emergencies – at least those caused by tooth decay and gum diseases – is to maintain proper oral hygiene. Also wear a mouth guard if you are playing some sports where there is a possibility of blows to the face.
If you have a dental emergency don’t suffer any longer. Call our Cross Road Dental practice and schedule an emergency appointment right away.