Bad Weather Dental Emergencies in Streatham

Bad Weather Dental Emergencies in Streatham

With snow and black ice widespread, the risk of accidents is increasing.

Although the snow looks beautiful when it settles on the landscape, it can present many difficulties for a lot of people. It is often not the snow itself that causes accidents, but the icy temperatures that follow, freezing the roads and pavements where the snow has already melted. When these conditions exist, falls are much more common.

Unlike when we fall, under more or less normal circumstances, a fall on ice can happen so quickly and so uncontrolled that we simply don’t have time to put our arms out to protect ourselves from a heavy fall. This can mean that the face can receive a heavy blow if we are unlucky.

Are you OK?

If you do suffer a fall where you receive a blow to the face or head, you should first ask yourself if you are OK. You should never take a chance if you have received this type of injury. Any dizziness or other similar symptoms, such as blurred vision, means that you should have yourself checked at the nearest A&E before you do anything else.

If you have received a blow to the mouth, and all else is well, then, even if you don’t appear to have lost or broken a tooth, you should make an emergency dental appointment at our Streatham practice. Our experienced team are aware of the type of injuries that can be received in this way and will make a thorough check of your mouth, using x-rays where we feel this to be appropriate.

Treatment

Hopefully, you will have escaped with any serious injuries from your fall, but where treatment is necessary, we will perform this as soon as is practical. Where an injury, such as a broken tooth, is causing pain, or is very sharp and damaging the soft tissues of the mouth, we may provide a temporary solution until such a time that we can see you to perform the necessary full procedure to restore your teeth.

Where possible, and practical, please call us as early in the day as you can to enable us to do our best to see you the same day. We understand that accidents can happen at any time of the day though, so, if you fall in the afternoon for example, still call the Confidental Clinic straight away so that we can arrange a prompt appointment and also offer any advice to help keep you comfortable until your appointment slot.

We hope that all of our Streatham patients manage to avoid accidents in the snow and ice and that we only need to see you for your regular appointments. It is good to know though, that we are here should an urgent situation arise.

In the event of a dental emergency, please call the Confidental Clinic in Streatham on 020 8674 2052.