When might someone need to see an emergency dentist in Buckinghamshire? It could be due to a knocked-out tooth, severe toothache or dental abscess. In short, anything that causes pain to the teeth.
Not every practice offers an emergency dentist in Buckinghamshire, so patients would be wise to check if their local surgery, such as Garden View Dental Care, does or not. If their regular practice doesn’t have an emergency service, patients are advised to save the number of an emergency dentist in Buckinghamshire in their phone just in case. Dental emergencies by their very nature hit suddenly and without warning. Here’s a couple of different scenarios to consider.
Knocked out tooth
Imagine the scene: it’s an amateur rugby match and the scrum is in full flow. One of the players forgot to bring their gum shield and, in a flash, they get an elbow to the face. They hear a crack, feel a sharp pain, look down and there are their front teeth on the floor and blood is pouring from their mouth.
The physio dashes onto the pitch to help, carefully picking up the tooth by the crown, making sure not to touch the root, in case it’s possible to re-implant the tooth. The player is in a daze but luckily the physio has the number of an emergency dentist in Buckinghamshire in their phone and gets an appointment for the player within the hour. They keep the tooth in a clean container of milk (kept in their kit bag for just this purpose) and whisk the player off to their appointment.
A patient has been experiencing a dull pain in their teeth on and off for a few days. It doesn’t seem worth bothering the dentist about, so they just take a few painkillers and get on with their day. They wake up the next morning and are in agony. There’s no way they can ignore it any longer. They call the emergency dentist in Buckinghamshire and get an appointment for later that day. The surgery advises them to apply ice to their face to keep the swelling down, take painkillers and rest up as much as they can before their visit to the dentist.