Looking For An Emergency Dentist In East London?
We are often contacted by patients searching for an emergency dentist in Wapping, Canary wharf, Rotherhithe or the surrounding areas. However, we see patient from all over east London and beyond.
If you require an emergency dental treatment, you should ask to see a dentist as soon as possible. At our practice we will try to offer a same day service for all dental emergencies from toothache to lost or broken crowns, chipped teeth and fillings to abscesses, trauma, avulsed teeth and a swollen face.
We can take care of your problems and injuries to ensure you heal quicker and more effectively, so you avoid additional dental problems in the future.
Tips on Managing Common Dental Emergencies
Toothache – Toothache is usually caused by infection, although it can occur for several reasons. If your toothache is worsening over time, clean your mouth out with warm water and brush well around the tooth if possible. Specialist mouthwashes like Corsodyl can be used to help stop excess bacteria. Although you may find that over-the-counter painkillers can help (do not exceed the recommend dose), this is not a long term solution for toothache.
Swellings and abscesses – Swelling can often occur due to infection. If notice a swelling in the mouth, there may infection in your teeth and/or gum tissue, or it could be the beginning of a dental abscess that needs to be drained. Our dentists will carry out an assessment so that the swelling can be diagnosed accurately. You will then be prescribed the appropriate treatment, along with a course of antibiotics if necessary, to alleviate your symptoms as quickly as possible and prevent further problems.
Wisdom tooth pain – Not all wisdom teeth cause problems. However, when they do, it is often described as unbearable or pains that come and go initially but worsening over time. Infection can be a result of food and debris trapping around the impacted wisdom tooth resulting in bad breath and a bad taste.
Wisdom teeth are described as impacted when there is not enough space for them at the back of the mouth. Partially erupted wisdom teeth can cause pain, swelling, infection or damage to the teeth in front of them. If the gum around the wisdom tooth is swollen, you may have a stiff and sore jaw. This is a common dental emergencyand we can offer a number of solutions.
Loose veneers, bridges and crowns – If you experience a loose veneer, bridge or crown It is essential to keep the veneer or crown secure so that you can get it re-cemented as soon as possible, so that further damage is prevented. Your tooth might be sensitive to temperature, so avoid eating and drinking on it and contact our team at Hermitage Clinic for an emergency appointment as soon as possible.
Broken teeth – If you’ve chipped or broken a tooth as a result of an accident or an injury, it can be a traumatic experience. It is very important that you see a dentist immediately, even if the tooth is just slightly chipped. If you have a chipped tooth then during your emergency dental appointment, one of our dentists may be able to smooth down the uneven edge and replace the missing part with a tooth-coloured filling. If you have broken a back molar tooth then we may recommend an initial temporary filling for the tooth to monitor it and then this may have to be replaced with a crown at a later date.
Knocked out (avulsed) teeth – If you have knocked out a tooth or several teeth, the sooner you are seen by a dental professional the better as there is a chance the tooth or teeth could be re-implanted. It’s very important that you keep the knocked out tooth clean and avoid handling the root. Call us for advice, but if this is not possible hold it up softly by the crown and clean it with care. There may still be gum tissue attached, in this case keep it in place. If you are unable to do this, put the tooth into a container of milk and bring it to your emergency appointment.
What to do in a dental emergency
In the first instance you should contact us, or your regular dentist, for an appointment and advice.Hospital emergency services are under a lot of pressure.
However, you SHOULD CALL NHS 111 or go to A&E if you have toothache and the area around your eye or your neck is swollen, if the swelling in your mouth or neck is making it difficult for you to breathe, swallow or speak. This could be a sign of spreading infection which needs urgent care and you should seek medical attention
Call us to book an emergency appointment in East London: 020 7481 2999