We all have different ways of dealing with things in our lives in Leeds; some of us can be cool about stuff, others may panic. This level of how we handle things can also be governed by experience or by naivety. So when something like a dental emergency happens, we are presented with dilemma of what to do. But there are ways of coping in such a situation and with a few tips, it could help you to make the right snap decisions. You would be wise to make an appointment with your dentist, even go online, and educate yourself so that when a crisis appears, you will be able to handle it better. With something like losing a fitting or a toothache, you don’t need to see a dentist straight away and so with a couple of painkillers inside you, a medicated mouthwash and some soothing gels laying around, even some clove oil, you can cope until your dentist can see you at the earliest appointment you can get. Having a tooth knocked out is altogether a different matter: it can be saved and popped back in if you can either do it yourself or get to a hospital/dentist as quick as you can; this is also the route you need to go down if an abscess breaks out in your mouth, for you need to pump yourself with antibiotics quickly. It’s easy to say ‘be calm’ in any such situation, but knowing what to do will help you immensely, but always remember, the hospital and your dentist are always at hand and if you have any doubts, then get there anyway- if only to ease your mind.