Emergencies are not fun and when it comes to dental emergencies, they can certainly be unpleasant!
One of the reasons for most emergency treatment in general across the UK, dental emergencies are exceedingly commonplace. And, unlike many people assume, you may actually be having a dental emergency and be in minimal to no discomfort at all.
Of course, discomfort is the main motivator for many people to seek out emergency dental care, but there are many other dental conditions which warrant same-day appointments which can seem benign in comparison to a pulsating toothache. And this is where many people become confused about what is and what isn’t considered a dental emergency.
At Byfleet Dental Boutique, we are exceedingly proud of our emergency dentist in West Byfleet. Available to offer patients set appointments each day, our team will aim to get you out of any associated discomfort as soon as possible, allowing you to go about your day. Compassionate, careful and professional, we will not judge you and will simply treat the unpleasant ailment. Perfect!
But what are some of the tell-tale signs that you may need to see our emergency dentist in West Byfleet?
As mentioned before, there are few things more motivating than discomfort to get someone to visit our dentist in West Byfleet.
While vague in itself, discomfort is a sure-fire indicator that there is a problem. It may feel like a pulsation, burning or soreness that may or may not intermittently resolve. But as the discomfort can point to anything from a cavity to an abscess, when you notice it you will need to contact our team for a same-day appointment.
Different to a general dental discomfort is sensitivity; in this case, a sudden appearance of sensitivity which worsens when you are eating or drinking hot or cold beverages.
Sensitivity could indicate anything from a loose filling to a cavity forming to even the early stages of an abscess. And, just like the general discomfort, as soon as you notice it, contact our team for an emergency trip.
There is a reason why many cartoons depict people who have toothaches as having swollen faces!
It can be a sign of an abscess or even an impacted tooth, but when you notice any swellings to your gums, jaw or face, contact our team urgently. In rare cases, swellings of this nature may also point to oral cancer.
It would be unusual for a bleed to start in the oral area without trauma, but if you have recently been in an accident or had a tooth extracted, some bleeding is to be expected.
When the bleed ceases to slow after the application of gauze and a time span of 20 minutes, you will need to see our team for surgical stitching.
Whether it's a loose tooth, a loose filling or a loose crown, our team at Byfleet Dental Boutique can treat it efficiently, provided it is reported to us as soon as it is noticed.