Most dental injuries are the result of sport accidents, knocks to the face, and bad falls. It’s important to get help for a dental injury right away. Call Emergency Dentist London Centre now on 02031 376 356. We’ll give you the next available emergency appointment to relieve your pain and restore your oral health.
How to handle a dental injury:
Floss your teeth before rinsing your mouth with warm water to wash away debris. Hold a cold compress to your cheek to decrease swelling. Do not apply a gel painkiller as it will burn. Your dentist will determine the cause of your toothache and treat it accordingly.
- Chipped or fractured tooth
For chipped or fractured tooth remove any debris by rinsing your mouth with warm water. Use a cold compress to soothe pain. Take anti-inflammatory medication if needed, but do not use aspirin or gel.
In most cases, the tooth can be repaired with a white filling or by reattaching the chipped piece if you still have it. Large fractures may require a dental crown to restore the tooth.
- Loose or dislodged tooth
If you can, move the tooth back into its socket. Gently bite down to keep it in place. Over-the-counter medication and a cold compress can ease pain and swelling.
- Knocked-out tooth
Saving a knocked-out tooth depends getting on fast treatment from your emergency dentist.
- Pick up the tooth without touching the root
- If the tooth is dirty, rinse it under water
- Leave tissue fragments in tact and do not scrape the tooth
- Gently fit the tooth back in the socket, or place it in a cup of salt water
- Take your tooth with you to your emergency appointment
Book your emergency appointment today!
Do you need urgent treatment for a dental injury? Call us now on 02031 376 356.