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Dental Emergencies in Amesbury

January 19, 2022

While you take good care of your teeth, sometimes you’re going to be dealing with dental emergencies in Amesbury. If something happens, what do you do? Here’s who you can call, what they can do, and how much it can cost you to get fixed.


What’s Classed As A Dental Emergency?

Firstly, it’s good to know what exactly a dental emergency is. That way, if anything happens to your teeth, you’ll know just what to do to treat it.

Dental emergencies in Amesbury are identifiable by the following:


  • Severe swelling around the tooth, gum or mouth
  • Large abscesses
  • Severe dental pain
  • Constant severe mouth bleeding
  • Knocked out tooth
  • Broken tooth, crown, veneer, filling, or braces


If you are suffering with any of these issues, then you’ll need to book an emergency appointment, as soon as possible. It’s a good idea to have the number for an emergency surgery ready, just in case this ever happens. Coombe Dental Care can offer you this service, so save our number in your phone in case you need it.

Another option is to call the NHS Direct helpline number, which is 111. They are able to offer free dental medical advice, and it’s very helpful if you’re not sure if your problem is an emergency. They can offer you tips on what to do next, so don’t be afraid to call them.


How To Treat A Dental Emergency

If you’re dealing with dental emergencies in Amesbury, and are waiting to be seen at an emergency dental appointment, there are some things you can do to help yourself in the time being.

If you’re dealing with severe tooth pain, the first thing you should do is take ibuprofen or paracetamol. These painkillers will work to dull the pain until you can be seen by a dentist. You can also use a cold compress directly over the area on your cheek, to help reduce pain. Be careful not to use it directly on the tooth, as that can actually make pain worse.

For those that have had a tooth knocked out, there are some things you should do while waiting for your appointment. If you can, place the tooth back in the socket the right way around. When doing this, ensure that you don’t touch anything other than that tooth.

If you’re not able to get the tooth back in the socket, you have a couple of options. Firstly, you can store the tooth between the teeth and your cheek until your appointment. For those that can’t do that, you can place it in a sealed container, keeping it wet with milk.

To combat any bleeding and pain, place sterile gauze over the bleeding area, and bite it to hold it in place. A cold compress as described above can help with pain.


How Much Do Dental Emergencies Cost?

Now you’re ready and waiting for your appointment, and you’re wondering how much this emergency will cost to put The exact cost will very much depend on the nature of the emergency, and what has to be done to put it right. Typically, if you’re a registered member with the dentist before the emergency, then the treatment will be cheaper than if you weren’t. As such, it’s a good idea to be registered with us in case anything happens in the future. Also, remember that prescriptions, such as antibiotics, will need to be paid for too.


How To Avoid Dental Emergencies in Amesbury

While this all sounds a little alarming, you know you’ll be in good hands with us if you do have an emergency. Of course though, you’d rather it not happen at all. You can’t stop all emergencies from happening, but you can do your part to minimise them.

The best things to do are to maintain proper oral hygiene, and get regular check ups. If you play contact sports, invest in a properly fitting mouth guard, to protect your teeth.


Contact us on 01722 341 291 all dental emergencies.


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