Pearl Dental Clinic offers a wide range of procedures for patients who may require an emergency dentistry procedure after an infection or breaking a tooth in a sporting accident or an injury.
Individuals who require emergency dental treatment are urged to contact the practice as soon as possible to resolve the issue, which could worsen over time and ultimately result in wider oral health issues or a long period of unnecessary pain and discomfort.
While some people may never require emergency dentistry, others may experience a chipped tooth, debonded or fractured crown or veneer or a severe bout of toothache that is in need of urgent attention.
This form of care may require an emergency consultation during out-of-office periods (11pm-8am), which is possible by calling the emergency dentist on-call on 0208 547 9997. During normal office hours, patients in pain can simply come to the practice and they will be seen as soon as possible. Out of normal clinic opening hours, we ask patients to first call the practice to arrange their emergency appointment.
Before attending the practice, an ice pack should be added to cases of facial swelling, tooth loss or high trauma before seeking clinical attention and pressure should be added to injuries causing bleeding prior to visiting the dental clinic.
Once the situation is under control, the emergency dentist will be able to provide treatment for the problem. In many cases, a tooth that has fallen can be fixed back into place, but it is vital for patients to think fast and contact the practice as soon as the injury has occurred.
X-rays and scans will be carried out for most patients in order to assess the extent of the injury while determining any possible solutions to the issue.
Dental trauma cases involve the tooth being forced out of its natural position, knocked out completely or fractured, with each type of injury requiring its own special type of care.
Individuals whose teeth have been pushed out of alignment are advised to apply small amounts of pressure to reposition the tooth back into place, while those whose tooth has fallen out completely should clean any debris and store the tooth in a glass of milk and immediately come to the practice.
When dental trauma occurs, the resulting bleeding or fractured teeth may appear very serious to the patient and could worry a nervous patient but patients can rest assured that we have the modern equipment and techniques to rectify even severe cases of dental trauma.
Individuals who may find it difficult attending appointments at Pearl Dental Clinic could benefit from home visit dentistry, which is available to disabled people, people who are living in a care home or people who suffer from severe dental anxiety or are housebound.
A wide variety of dental treatments such as check-ups, dental fillings, teeth scaling, extractions and dentures can be provided by the clinic’s home visit professionals, depending on the needs of the individual.
It is vital for home visit dentistry patients to inform their practitioner of any pre-existing conditions or medications they are taking before they are treated.