7th March 2023
What Can An Emergency Dentist in London Fix?
Emergency treatment doesn’t need to feel daunting or scary. After all, at our Clapham dental practice, we’ve really seen it all – from missing teeth to severe infections. Today, we’ll explain what happens when you book an emergency dental appointment at our Clapham dental practice, as well as outline the many treatments we can offer in these types of situations. Read on to find out more.
What’s the process in an emergency?
We always say the sooner, the better – so if you think your problem qualifies as an emergency, get in touch with us right away. If you’re unsure, call up our friendly team – or if you think it might need medical care, try the NHS 111 service.
What counts as a dental emergency?
There’s a wide range of issues that could count as a dental emergency. These include things like abscesses and infections; cracked, chipped, broken or lost teeth; similarly, problems with crowns and fillings. If in doubt, speak to our team in Clapham and see how we could help.
What can an emergency dentist fix?
Generally, we want to get you as comfortable as we can and to restore your smile as best we can – but with some treatments needing things like new crowns, our fixes might be temporary, with a view to booking in for follow-up treatment at a later date. So, we could create a temporary crown and fit a permanent one at a separate appointment, for example. We can also refer you to specialist services and carry out certain tasks, like X-rays. If it’s an infection, we could prescribe you the medicine you need to get better.
What if I don’t get emergency treatment?
This is something we’d never advise, as you might find your problem gets worse. Taking the case of infections and abscesses, these could worsen to the point that a tooth needs to be removed, or you could risk the infection spreading throughout your body (sepsis). At any rate, you’ll likely be uncomfortable and dwelling on your concern – so it’s worth talking to us just for peace of mind and to help you get back to normal again.
How do I book an emergency dental appointment?
You’ll need to call our Clapham team right away. We’ll then aim to see you as quickly as possible, though we do order our cases according to priority – so those who need us most see us first. Here are the details for getting in touch, and we hope to help you very soon.