‘Help! I woke up in the middle of the night and my tooth was hurting. My gum is swollen too and I can’t sleep.’ At Healthy Smile Centre, we hear this a lot.
Dental emergencies are exceedingly common and, while many people assume it will never happen to them, there is always the possibility of a dental emergency. And if it does happen you will want a dentist that is nearby, can offer emergency appointments and knows what they are doing!
How can you ensure that you access a qualified emergency dental professional at short notice? Join Healthy Smile Centre today! When it comes to a dental emergency, our team wants to get you back on track as soon as possible and relieve any associated discomfort you may be having.
In this article, we have answered some of the most frequently asked FAQs that we are asked about our emergency dental service, we hope you find it useful.
Will I have fast access to an emergency dentist near me if I join your practice?
With our practice Healthy Smile Centre, we set aside appointments for emergency patients every day.
If you wake up first thing in the morning with a dental emergency, call our team and we will usually be able to give you an appointment the same day!
There are other surgeries with an emergency dentist near me - why should I choose Healthy Smile Centre?
Aside from the same-day appointments, our emergency team is dedicated to getting you out of pain as soon as possible, so you can get on with your day.
Our team is trained to handle any emergency, from broken crowns to dental infections, we can treat them all and in good time too.
But why can’t I just see a regular dentist near me? Why should I book an emergency appointment?
In our experience, many people who visit us with an emergency situation are usually in quite a lot of pain and simply cannot wait to see a regular dental professional.
However, it is true that not all dental emergencies are painful, so if you notice the following dental issues, please contact us as soon as possible.
So, what conditions warrant a trip to an emergency dental professional?
Obviously, if you experience any kind of sudden pain that is throbbing, stabbing or preventing you from sleeping you need to see us.
However, if you notice a lost or loose filling or crown, this will also require urgent attention. Similarly, any issues with breathing, excessive bleeding, chipped or cracked teeth or any unusual swellings of the face or in the mouth will require an emergency appointment.
Similarly, if you wear fitted, orthodontic braces and you notice that the brackets are loose or the metal has snapped and is protruding, you will need to see our emergency dental team.
But most of all, when you visit our emergency dental team, they will ensure you are comfortable and will book any follow-up appointments that you may need.
Have a dental emergency? Call Healthy Smile Centre today!
All dental treatments carry potential risks. This article is not a substitute for a check-up with your dental practitioner.