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29 / 06 / 2017

Urgent Dental Care

How And When To See Our Ipswich Emergency Dentists

However well we look after our teeth, brushing and flossing them on a daily basis, there is always a risk of sudden and potentially painful damage occurring. If we play sports, or even just trip in the street, our teeth can sometimes take the full force of an unexpected blow and may require urgent dental treatment, both to restore the tooth and to eradicate any accompanying pain.
Neglecting our teeth, including skipping dental checkups, can also contribute to sudden problems. A weakened tooth will always be more likely to break when eating something hard, than a healthy one will.

Whatever the situation though, nobody wants to suffer in pain for any longer than they have to, and at the Lighthouse Dental Practice in Ipswich, we offer an emergency dental service for these very instances.

What To Do In An Emergency

There are a number of steps that you should take in the case of a dental emergency, and we offer the main ones as a checklist below:

  • If there is any risk of a head injury, such as in the case of a fall or car accident, please visit your local A&E first of all to ensure that there is no serious head trauma that may require urgent attention.
  • Providing that the above is not the case, or you have been given the all-clear, your next step should be to call our Ipswich dental practice straight away. In the case of emergencies such as a very painful toothache, it is best to call us as early in the day as possible, as this increases the chances of you receiving same-day treatment.
  • Take your usual painkiller if the pain is significant. This will make the waiting period less stressful and may also help to reduce any swelling that has occurred. A cold compress may also help.
  • If we are unable to see you on the same day; for example, if you call us very late on, you will still need to keep the tooth and surrounding gums clean. As you may not be able to brush the tooth, due to the pain, a warm saltwater solution gently tipped around the area will help to keep it clean until such time as you can be treated.
  • Make sure you keep emergency dental appointments that you make. Occasionally, pain may subside to the point where you feel you don’t actually need the appointment, but even if this does happen, it is essential that you still have the tooth checked. If you have been in significant pain, it is almost certain that some damage will have occurred that will need treating. In addition to this, there is every chance that the pain may flare up again, leaving you in some discomfort that could last.

Using the modern dental equipment available at our Ipswich dental practice, our experienced team will accurately diagnose any problems that you might have and treat them accordingly. You can be assured that you are in good hands and our team will do all that we can to make any necessary treatment as stress-free as possible.

For both emergency and general dental appointments, we can be contacted at the Lighthouse Dental Practice on 01473 257379.

We are here to help you.
If you would like to speak to a member of our friendly team about any of the issues in this article please visit our contact page or call us on 01473 257379.

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