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Crescent Lodge Dental Practice Clapham

Emergency Dentist Treatment – Facial Swelling

Swelling in the face and jaw can be caused by a dental abscess, which is a collection of pus that forms in the teeth, gums or the bone that holds the teeth in place. The swelling often comes alongside tooth pain and gum sensitivity and should be seen by an emergency dentist as soon as possible for proper treatment. Book an emergency appointment with our emergency dentist in London so we can find the best possible way to relieve your pain and restore your oral health.

If you require an emergency dental appointment from a dentist in London, get in touch with our friendly Dental Practice as soon as possible and call 020 7622 5333 or visit our contact page to book.

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What causes facial swelling?

Facial swelling can be caused by an abscess in the mouth. Tooth abscesses are often painful, but this is not always the case. Other possible symptoms include tooth pain that spreads to your jaw, sensitive gums or an unpleasant taste in your mouth. Abscesses require proper treatment and do not go away on their own, which is why it is so important to see an emergency dentist in London if you experience swelling.

When to book an appointment with an emergency dentist in London

If you have swelling in your mouth or jaw you should make an emergency dentist appointment in London as soon as you can to ensure the problem does not get worse. Depending on the location and severity of the abscess, treatment may involve a root canal treatment to remove the abscess without extracting the tooth, or removing the tooth if this is not possible. Book an emergency appointment with us and we can find the best way to treat the abscess and relieve your facial swelling.

Frequently Asked Questions

A swollen face can be indicative of several issues, namely a tooth abscess, a facial infection or another medical condition. If it’s painful, has come on relatively quickly or you also have inflamed gums, it could be a dental abscess and it’s best to get it assessed by one of our London emergency dentists.

Yes certainly! If the swelling and pain don’t go away with at-home care, it’s time to book an emergency dentist appointment at our London dental practice. We will decide the best course of action to treat the abscess and may prescribe you a course of antibiotics.

Facial swelling is a tell-tale sign of having a dental abscess, but you may also exhibit symptoms such as throbbing pain, swollen gums, sensitivity and a bad taste in your mouth. If you are experiencing one or more of these we would recommend booking an emergency dentist appointment.

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