Can I visit a dentist Meath in an emergency?

Tuesday, 28th January, 2020

Most dental issues you can run into in your lifetime can be easily handled by an ordinary appointment, but there are times when you should seek immediate assistance from our team. Sadly, some patients still struggle with their symptoms instead of going for an emergency appointment. 

To make things a little easier for our patients we have come up with a short list of signs that may indicate you should contact your dentist Meath team for an emergency appointment right away.

Intense or prolonged toothache

The most common sign that you should seek out help right away from your dentist Meath team is if you experience any extreme pain in your teeth that won't subside after 24 hours or when you use painkillers. This could be a sign of something serious such as the nerve or pulp of the tooth itself becoming infected, so instead of suffering through it just give us a call as soon as you can.

Cracks or damage to the teeth

Another fairly common cause for an emergency appointment is if you have any large cracks in your teeth or the surface is damaged to the point the interior of the tooth has become exposed. Leaving it like this can not only cause a lot of pain and sensitivity in the area, it also allows bacteria to spread inside the tooth to cause further decay and infection.

Teeth that have been knocked out

Accidents can happen and sometimes a tooth may get knocked flying out of your mouth, if that happens you need to immediately seek out help from our team. Depending on the case we may be able to reattach the original tooth, but if it's not possible then a high quality replacement can be inserted in its place. At Navan Dental our team will put your worries at ease as we repair or replace your lost tooth and help restore that confident smile of yours.

Swelling of the gums

Swelling of the gums or inflammation can sometimes be a warning sign of gum disease and the downward spiral towards the smile destroying gingivitis. Or it could be a symptom of a serious infection setting in that may require your dentist prescribing a course of antibiotics first before any treatment can begin. 

You should never ignore any swelling in your gums as whatever is causing it could potentially spread and put more of your teeth and gums at risk. 

Persistent bleeding

Bleeding from the gums can happen for a number of reasons but often it tends to be due to a poor oral health routine. Brushing and flossing more often can clear this up over time, but if the bleeding persists or gets worse then there may be something more serious going on and you may need to book an emergency appointment.

These are just a few signs that you may need to come in immediately for a short notice appointment. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms then do not hesitate to get in touch with our team at the practice as soon as you can.

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