Many of us are hesitant about seeking emergency dental treatment. But if an issue arises, it’s much better to book an appointment right away than let the problem worsen. If you’re local to London, you can contact one of our dentists in Moorgate or Liverpool Street to arrange an emergency visit.
Here are 5 signs that you should book in with an emergency dentist.
1. A broken tooth
A small chip usually won’t need emergency dental treatment. However, cracked or knocked-out teeth can be very painful.
Our emergency dentists in London can assess the problem and may be able to save your tooth, even if it’s been knocked out.
2. Ongoing toothache
Most of us experience toothache at some point. However, if you’re in a lot of pain and no at-home solutions help, it’s best to see your dentist. If you have a fever or any mouth swelling, it could be an abscess. Book an emergency appointment as soon as possible.
3. Heavy gum bleeding
It’s common for gums to bleed slightly after flossing but extreme, continuous, or painful bleeding may be a sign of periodontal disease. Our expert periodontist in Moorgate can offer advice and treatment.
4. A metallic taste
Tasting pennies could be a sign that your crown or filling has become loose. If so, you’ll need to see an emergency dentist to replace it. Leaving it may lead to infections and even the need for a root canal.
5. Mouth or jaw swelling
Swelling of the jaw or mouth can stem from a range of conditions – from swollen lymph nodes to gum disease. In very rare cases it can be a sign of cancer. An emergency dentist will be able to find the root of the problem.