How To Get An Emergency Dental Appointment
Emergencies can be at best daunting and at worst, frightening. At Blossom, based in York, we’re here to help with everyday appointments as well as little emergencies. Read on to find out how to book, what’s involved, and other helpful pieces of information.
How do I book with an emergency dentist?
Can I get an emergency dentist appointment on the same day?
Yes, we do have some slots available to accommodate this. The best thing to do is call us as soon as an emergency arises, so we can book you in quickly.
What if I don’t have my emergency treated?
Unfortunately, symptoms could get worse and in the case of infection, it could spread. An emergency won’t get better on its own, and it’s important to get problems seen to as quickly as possible.
What happens in an emergency dentist appointment?
We’ll assess you, help manage pain, take any necessary X-rays and may provide a temporary solution (such as a temporary crown) before booking you in at a later date. In some situations, we may also refer you to another service.
How do I know if I need an emergency dentist?
There are usually a few indicators of an emergency:
- Toothache or sensitivity
- Loose, broken or cracked teeth or fillings
- Decay, infection or abscess
- Damaged dental appliances (such as dentures)
If you’re in doubt, call us, or get in touch with the NHS 111 service.
How much does an emergency dentist appointment cost?
We’ll discuss this with you during your appointment, as costs depend on whether you are a private patient or looking for NHS dental care. Rest assured that we price fairly and honestly, whatever your treatment.
How can I prevent an emergency?
There are a few tips to follow.
- First of all, always keep on top of your oral health. This includes brushing and flossing twice a day, as well as regular check-ups. This can help prevent decay, infection and abscesses.
- Another good tip is to protect teeth while doing contact spots, like using a mouth guard. This can prevent cracked, broken or loose teeth following a sporting injury.
- Finally, prevent sensitivity in the teeth by following good oral hygiene; and manage any mild sensitivity with a sensitive toothpaste.