What To Do In A Dental Emergency

Perhaps you’ve had niggling tooth pain over the past few day and now, of all times, it’s really throbbing and you feel like climbing the wall, such is the extent of the pain. Perhaps you bit into something crunchy at the party you were at last night, or maybe a crown has become loose. Whatever the cause you need to visit a dentist in Clacton to get it fixed. Dental emergencies can happen at any time of the day or night, so what should you do?

Out of hours dental care

emergency dentist in ClactonMany dental clinics operate an out of hours service and often you need to ring the usual clinic number where you’ll hear a recorded message giving you details of who to call and how to access out of hours treatment. But what if your dentist doesn’t operate an out of hours service?

Whether or not you have a regular NHS dentist in Clacton, you can call NHS 111 for help. If your problem is out of hours, or you’re in pain, then try taking a painkiller first. If you think the problem can wait until the morning, then you can still call NHS 111 for advice on self-help. (NHS 111 is a non-emergency number for the NHS which you can call for free from your mobile or land line number. Trained advisors will ask a series of questions to assess your condition and point you towards the best medical care). Alternatively, they hold a list of dentists operating an out of hours service and should be able to provide you with the details of an emergency dentist in Clacton. If you’re in severe pain that isn’t helped by painkillers, you’re bleeding from the mouth and you can’t stop it, or a recent accident or injury has resulted in trauma to the teeth, mouth or face, then we’d advise that you head straight to your hospital’s A & E department.

Common dental emergencies consist of:

  • Accidents or trauma
  • Unexplained facial swelling or tooth pain
  • An incident resulting in a broken or chipped tooth
  • Loss of veneer, crown or other restoration
  • Lesion on the gums
  • Infection
  • Radiating face pain

We’re an evening and weekend dentist in Clacton and are open until 6.30pm Monday to Friday (8.30pm Tuesday) and 9.00 am until 1 pm on Saturday morning. We will always fit in an appointment to see you the same day for emergency dental treatment and are prepared for all manner of emergencies from toothache through to extraction of a badly infected tooth. In fact we can carry out any kind of procedure right here at our clinic. Don’t worry if you haven’t yet got round to finding yourself a dentist. We welcome this type of emergency treatment as a means of showing you the exceptional, skilled, and compassionate care you can expect to receive from our team. If you’re in pain then don’t delay. Call Clacton Dental Care today on 01255 221001 or visit our website at www.clactondentalcare.co.uk for more information.

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