FREE CONSULTATION 0113 245 4868 Ask us about 0% Finance
Book Online

Posts Tagged ‘Dental emergency City of Leeds’

Dealing with Dental Dilemmas

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Types of dental emergency

There are many different types of dental emergency, including:

  • Severe dental pain or toothache
  • Dental fractures
  • Knocked out tooth
  • Severe cut lip
  • Jaw fracture

What to do in a dental emergency

If you have severe tooth pain that is getting worse and not subsiding with over the counter pain relief, contact us and we will try to arrange an appointment for you as quickly as possible. One of the most common causes of serious dental pain is an abscess, which is a fluid-filled sac caused by a build-up of bacteria. You may find it beneficial to rinse your mouth with Corsodyl mouthwash.

If your tooth has been knocked out, try to find it and then rinse it (hold the crown section of the tooth rather than the root) and hold it between your cheek and your gum. If you manage to get to a dentist within half an hour they may be able to re-implant the tooth.

If you have broken or fractured your tooth, call the practice as quickly as possible. If you experience swelling, holding a cold compress against your cheek can help to ease pain and inflammation. At City Dental, we will advise you about treatment options once we know how severe the fracture is.

If you think you may have fractured your jaw, you will need to go to the nearest hospital with an Accident and Emergency department. Your jaw will be X-rayed and then an appropriate course of treatment can be planned.

What to do in a Dental Emergency!

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

3534882_blogAccidents happen and for that very reason, it is crucial that you do call a dentist! What to do immediately following an accident, however, is equally crucial. One natural reaction is to panic, but this possibly the worst thing you can do. Here, we will talk through a couple of things to keep in mind in a dental emergency. Knowing these points, you won’t need to panic.

What if my tooth is knocked out?

Firstly, can you find the tooth? If it has come cleanly out of the socket, it is possible that it could be re-inserted. If you do have it, hold it by the crown (avoiding the tooth’s root) and gently rinse it under a water tap. Then you can attempt to re-insert the tooth into its socket. If it won’t fit, either put it in a container filled with milk or place the tooth against the inside of your cheek. If you’ve lost the tooth, do not worry. We have a myriad of tooth replacement options available for you.

What if I fracture my tooth?

If it is fractured, it is likely the original tooth will be unsalvageable. You can, however, prevent your situation from getting worse by cleaning your mouth with warm water and if any swelling has occurred, using a cold compress on your mouth and cheeks. It is imperative in this situation that you visit a dentist as soon as possible.

I’ve badly bitten my tongue and lip!

It may sound trivial, but it’s not! If the bleeding will not stop, swiftly head to your local emergency room for stitches. Rinsing your mouth with warm water and the use of a cold compress can help curb swelling.

Very painful toothache…

Toothache mostly arises from dental infection. Good oral hygiene is one way to combat infection, but, if after washing and flossing you see no improvement, you may want to book an emergency appointment. The same goes if the pain worsens. One final warning: NEVER rest painkillers on your gums or teeth, otherwise you risk damaging your gums.

Call us

In all instances, we are here to help and to advise. If you have any dental concerns, call us at City Dental Leeds.

Emergency Procedures That Can Help You

Monday, October 19th, 2015

3520145_blogIn the case of a dental emergency swift, appropriate action is the best way to respond. The American Dental Association recommends that you take the following action if a dental emergency strikes:

  • If a tooth is knocked out, rinse it with water and gently re-embed it. Do not scrub or remove any attached tissue fragments and always hold the tooth by the crown. Time is precious in the case of a knocked out tooth because minute by minute more root cells die. Go straight to the dentist or A & E to save your tooth.
  • If you break or chip a tooth, swill your mouth with warm water and hold a cold compress to the face to reduce swelling before seeing your dentist.
  • Treat a bitten tongue or lip by gently cleaning with a cloth and apply a cold compress to the swelling. If bleeding is heavy or doesn’t stop, see your dentist or go to A and E.
  • If you have a persistent, painful toothache then rinse your mouth with warm water and gently floss around the tooth to remove any food that may be trapped around it. Take a painkiller and see your dentist.
  • For a jaw injury or fracture hold a cold compress to the face and go straight to your dentist or A & E department.
  • If your brace suddenly breaks or wires are sticking into your mouth and gums, cover with gauze and go straight to your dentist.
  • If a dental emergency strikes while you are travelling, check the yellow pages under ‘dentist’.
  • If a crown or filling comes out, use sugar free chewing gum to cement it back in place and go straight to your dentist or A and E department.

Emergency procedures used by dentists

Sometimes your dentist may ask you how you want your dental emergency to be treated unless there is a serious risk of infection.

  • For a knocked out tooth your dentist will re-implant it. Failure to have your tooth professionally reimplanted within the first 30 minutes to 2 hours of the tooth falling out may result in root canal treatment, veneers or dentures.
  • Permanently lost teeth will be replaced by dentists. Failure to have lost teeth replaced may result in damage to your speech and ability to chew. Nowadays dental implants are used which provide stable support for artificial teeth.
  • For a chipped or cracked tooth your dentist will consult you on how you want it to be corrected. Veneers, crowns and fillings are all common procedures and you won’t be able to tell the difference!

How a few little things can help you in a Dental Emergency in Leeds

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

5538155_blogWe 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.

Getting the handle on a Dental Emergency in the City of Leeds

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

You are never ever going to know when a dental emergency will crop up in the city ofLeeds. If you get lucky and it’s during the day, then you can have your problem looked at by your dentist, but if a problem arises during the night, you are going to have to find and alternative. It is always better to be rational if something goes wrong so that you can take the proper course of action. Having a chipped tooth, the loss of a filling or veneer, a toothache or other minor altercations can be nursed at home with some painkillers until you can get to your dentist. But there are situations that crop up that can’t be ignored and need immediate attention. Losing a tooth is traumatic, but it can be popped back in if you can get somewhere to get it sorted out. A tooth abscess is also a dangerous situation and can become life threatening. So where do you go? The hospital is a safe bet and though you might have to wait, you will get seen and treated. There is also some 24 hour dentists around the city so you should always travel with the numbers of these places in your pocket should an emergency crop up.

The worry of a Dental Emergency in the City of Leeds

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

You can never predict when a dental emergency will crop up, and when it does, the shock of it can leave you confused as what to do. An emergency can come in many guises as well, minor emergencies such as a chipped tooth, a lost veneer or crown or minor toothache can be remedied with mild painkillers until you can get along and see your dentist. But some times, some conditions require immediate treatment: losing a tooth, severe toothache, wisdom tooth pain and an abscess can be excruciating and your average painkiller will be futile. In the case of an abscess, the condition has been known to become life threatening-now that is a real emergency. So what do you do, especially if it is out of hours to see your own dentist? Well, you can pop along to A&E, especially if you have lost a tooth or have an abscess, but there are emergency dentists in the city of Leeds that offer treatment around the clock for such problems and so you would be well wise to familiarise yourself with some numbers so that you are at least safe in the knowledge that if you find yourself in a situation, you can at least talk to someone about the nature of your emergency and then get treated.

Dental Emergencies in the City of Leeds

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Dental emergencies are indeed a pain but unfortunately are all too common. When waiting for an appointment at your local dentist seems impossible, what else can you do in order to seek treatment and advice?

That is where the dental emergency services in the City of Leeds come into play. Emergency dental  practices offer an out-of-hours service, in which a patient suffering from severe pain or other complications can book an immediate appointment and be seen by a dentist as soon as possible.

Emergency appointments are only available for severe problems such as toothache, abscesses, mouth ulcers and teeth which have been knocked out. If you are suffering from mild toothache or any other mild symptoms of dental problems you should not contact an emergency clinic but should  take the recommended dose of pain killers and book an appointment with your local dentist.

To make an appointment with an out-of-hours dentist you simply need to phone up and state the problems you are having. If the practice agrees that you need emergency care, an appointment will be made for you at their next available time, normally within three hours. However, if they deem your problem too advanced for their service, they will recommend you go straight to A&E at your local hospital.

Concussion, extensive bleeding and other serious injuries are considered too advanced for treatment by an emergency clinic and so any individuals suffering from such problems should go immediately to A&E and not waste time ringing around local out-of-hours practices.



The Basics of a Dental Emergency in the City of Leeds

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

So how can we define the difference between a major or minor dental emergency in the city ofLeeds? It’s a very important to distinguish when you are in serious trouble or whether or not you can ride out a minor issue until you can get to see your dentist and besides that, it might be wise to have a good talk with them and prepare yourself well before hand so that if a problem does crop up, you are in a very good position to cope with it. Preparing involves stocking up the medicine cupboard with a few bits and pieces. Painkillers are always handy to have around anyway and this should generally be enough in a minor crisis’ such as a toothache. You will normally have salt lying around somewhere which, when added to warm water, is great for treating lacerations of the gums caused by chipped teeth, a lost veneer or weeping/bleeding gums. Herbal remedies such as clove oil and tea tree oil are wonderful for soothing aching teeth or especially when you are about to have a wisdom tooth break through the gums. Once you are aware of the nature of these emergencies, you won’t be bothering your dentists or doctor during the night. But it is also important to know who to call when a real emergency arises. Losing a tooth can be dramatic and cause trauma to the mouth and needs to be attended to as quickly as possible, but not as quick as an abscess needs attending to- this can be lethal as, as soon as it erupts, it will start to poison the blood very quickly and can get out of hand very fast. This is where you shouldn’t be afraid to get yourself to hospital as soon as you can.