Your dentist in West Byfleet could help in an emergency
When an accident takes place and a tooth is knocked out, it can be an incredibly stressful experience. At Byfleet Dental Boutique we provide emergency dental care and we will do whatever we can to save your tooth. If you are having another tooth related emergency, we will book you an emergency appointment with our dentist in West Byfleet for the same day, and provide you with advice on how to deal with your emergency up until your appointment.
If you find yourself involved in an accident that knocks one or several of your teeth out, you should seek advice as soon as possible. The sooner you seek help, the more likely you are to be able to have your tooth reattached.
What counts as an emergency?
At Byfleet Dental Boutique our dentist in West Byfleet can provide treatments for a multitude of dental emergencies. Some patients that come to us in an emergency are suffering with wisdom tooth pain. In some cases, our dental practitioners will discover that the wisdom tooth is coming through at an angle and needs to be removed. Sometimes your wisdom teeth can get stuck as they come through and this can cause infection where the skin is broken and cannot heal.
If one of your teeth gets chipped or cracked, then it is recommended that you make an appointment at our practice as soon as possible. If you still have the bit of tooth that has chipped off, then our dental practitioners may be able to reattach it in some circumstances. If we are not able to reattach it then we will discuss treatment options with you, such as having veneers fitted, so you are not left feeling downcast about your damaged smile.
If your filling falls out spontaneously then this causes for an emergency appointment, as you do not want your tooth to become even more damaged, as then you may need more extensive treatment, or the tooth may even need to be removed.
Abscesses and unusual swellings also constitute an emergency appointment, especially if the areas around your eyes are swollen or your neck. A compress can be used to reduce some swelling, but it is important that one of our practitioners carries out a full examination of your mouth to make sure that there are no underlying problems or infection.
What to do if you have knocked your tooth out
If your tooth has been knocked out or chipped, try to find the piece of tooth that has broken off. If you manage to find it then keep it in a glass of milk, so it stays clean and sterile. Your dentist in West Byfleet may then be able to reattach it if you get an emergency appointment for as soon as possible.
If we are unable to reattach your tooth our dental practitioners will discuss tooth replacement options with you. This could involve having a crown fitted or a dental implant inserted into your jaw. This will enable you to have artificial teeth permanently fixed into your mouth, and they are designed to look and feel exactly like your original teeth.