Emergency Dentist At Christmas Time￼
If the unthinkable happens and a dental emergency strikes over the festive period, don’t worry – our team are here to help. Today, we’ll outline exactly what to do in an emergency, as well as share the common types of conditions and injuries that constitute an emergency in the first place. It’s all to help give our York patients peace of mind that we’re doing all we can to support you in the health and appearance of your smile, throughout the year. Read on to find out what to do about the emergency dentist at Christmas time.
1. Common Types of Dental Emergency
First, let’s run over the types of injuries and conditions that require emergency dental treatment:
- Jaw or toothache
- Sensitivity or swelling inside the mouth
- Loose, chipped or broken teeth, fillings and dental appliances
- Abscess, infection and tooth decay
- Missing teeth
Essentially, an emergency covers breakages, lost teeth, pain and infection. If you have any of the symptoms we’ve outlined above, it’s highly likely you need emergency dental treatment.
2. Treatment for Dental Emergencies
In a dental emergency, our team jumps into action. We offer same-day appointments to our York patients where possible, seeing you as quickly as possible. We’ll help to manage pain; extract or reinsert teeth (if possible); take X-rays; fit temporary appliances and more. We’ll ensure you’re as comfortable as possible and refer you to a medical or dental specialist if needed. We’ll also book a future appointment for you if required, for example, if you’ve had a temporary crown fitted and need a permanent replacement.
3. Cause and Prevention for Dental Emergencies
Sometimes, a patient needs to see the emergency dentist because of an accident or injury – from a fall to a sporting accident. This is why we often recommend wearing mouthguards for playing certain sports, such as rugby.
Other times, a patient’s poor oral health routine has led to complications such as infection, decay or even tooth loss.
Whatever the cause of your dental emergency, we’ll help to put things right and give you advice to prevent the dental emergency from happening again in the future (or others arising). However, we’ll always handle our patients with the utmost care and respect, without judgement.
4. Contacting Your Emergency Dentist Over Christmas
Over the festive period, we can be busier than ever – so the minute you suspect a dental emergency, get in touch with our team. We’ll try to see you the same day if we can, to put you back on track for your Christmas celebrations. If you need emergency dental care in York, talk to us now.