Prompt Action To Save A Tooth

Prompt Action To Save A Tooth

Making an emergency dental appointment in Streatham can help you to keep teeth!

Sometimes we have a natural tendency to ignore certain things in the hope that they will go away. A classic case in point is when we experience a mild toothache or other minor dental discomfort. Whilst not all toothache is necessary intensely painful though, it should always be taken as a sign that something is not right.

As with all things medical, early diagnosis and treatment is nearly always the most effective way of dealing with the problem.

Symptoms, such as mild dental decay, can be treated early, perhaps with just a small filling. Ignoring the symptoms though, is likely to mean the decay becomes more advanced, eventually needing more invasive treatment, very often when the patient is in real pain.

Emergency appointments

At the Confidental Clinic in Streatham, we always encourage our patients to visit us for a checkup every six months, in most cases this should mean that any instances of tooth decay or gum disease can be detected and treated in their early stages in a relatively non invasive manner.

Unfortunately, as some of us will be all too aware, accidents can, and do happen, and a fall or even something as simple as an unexpected hard bite can cause a tooth to break or crack. Inevitably, once this happens, your tooth may not only be instantly uncomfortable, but will certainly be more vulnerable to decay.

In order to help our Streatham patients receive prompt dental treatment in situations like these, we offer emergency dental appointments which you can make by calling us as early in the day as you possibly can. We will always do our best to see a patient who is in pain on the same day, where possible. If we are unable to, we will be able to offer advice to help to keep you as comfortable as possible until we can see you.

Accident and Emergency

In the event that your dental pain has been caused by major trauma such as a blow to the head or a traffic accident, please ensure that the accident and emergency department at your local hospital is your first port of call, to rule out any potentially serious head injuries before contacting us.

Treatments

In cases of toothache or where a tooth has been broken or cracked, there are a number of potential treatments that our Streatham dentist may use to restore the tooth. For minor instances of dental decay, a filling is the most likely option. A choice of standard amalgam or tooth coloured fillings are available.

For more badly damaged teeth, a dental crown may be used to not only strengthen the tooth, but to give it a more aesthetically pleasing appearance, especially if it is a visible front tooth.

Ultimately though, if you are experiencing any dental pain, please do not simply hope that it will go away or get better; the likely reality is that it won’t. Instead, give the Confidental Clinic in Streatham a call as soon as you can so that one of our dentists can see you the same day, if at all possible.

Emergency dental appointments can be made by calling us on 020 8674 2052.