15 Apr Have some queries for an emergency dentist? Your top 5 answered by Dental Beauty Southgate
It is rarely a good sign when you are awoken from sleep by a toothache.
Or, if you have gone into work and notice a swelling forming on the side of your face, it is unlikely that it will go away without medical intervention. And while the last year has been a bit chaotic in relation to dental care and health-related emergencies, if you find yourself in one of the above scenarios, you need to see an emergency dental team.
Why? Well, firstly, no-one likes a toothache and secondly, because seeking urgent medical attention will reduce the risk of invasive procedures further down the line.
And when you come to see our emergency dentist in Southgate, our team at Dental Beauty Southgate will ensure that you are treated with some much needed TLC. We will perform an assessment of your situation and aim to resolve any discomfort as soon as possible, allowing you to get on with your life discomfort free. Great stuff!
Have some questions about seeing our emergency dentist in Southgate? Read on for the answers to the top 5 FAQs our team are asked.
Why would I need an emergency appointment?
There are many dental issues that need to be overseen by our emergency dentist in Southgate; discomfort being the most pressing one!
But if you notice that you have swelling in the facial area, or notice that you have a loose filling or crown, then you need to see our team. If you are uncertain if your dental issue needs an emergency appointment, ask our receptionist team for more information.
What should I expect when I attend?
As mentioned before, our emergency team will make an assessment of your mouth and determine what the issue is.
If it is a loose filling, for instance, we will replace it and treat any associated infection if required. If you have a more serious emergency, such as an abscess, we will provide medications to control the infection but you will need to come in and see us again in a few days.
Will you be able to stop any discomfort?
Yes; we know that dental emergencies can be uncomfortable and we will endeavour to remove as much discomfort as possible using numbing gels and prescribe pain relief if necessary. We will also, obviously, treat the source of the discomfort to prevent it from returning.
Can an emergency dental team prescribe antibiotics?
Yes, we can, and will if we feel you need them to control an oral infection or aggressive presentation of periodontal disease.
If you have an infection, you will need to come back to our surgery for a follow-up appointment.
Will I need a follow-up?
This will depend on the source of the emergency; if it is an infection, then yes. This will allow our regular dental team to perform a root canal or another restorative procedure to remove the source of the infection and to prevent it from coming back.
In some cases, no immediate follow-up is needed.