A dental disaster can be extremely upsetting and have a hugely negative impact on your life. Your teeth are such a noticeable part of your face, that if something goes wrong, you’ll want the problem addressed as quickly and painlessly as possible.
That’s why at Medway Smile Clinic we offer emergency dentist appointments usually on the same day and within hours wherever possible. For your convenience, we are also open on Saturday mornings and offer emergency evening appointments on Thursdays.
Dental Emergency Service
It’s hard to know what qualifies as a dental emergency but if something’s gone wrong and you’re suffering from dental pain, it’s better to give us a call. Any of the following might mean you need a speedy solution:
- Bleeding from the mouth
- Severe dental pain
- Loose teeth
- Broken tooth
- Lost crown
- Broken denture
- Wisdom teeth pain
- Swelling in the face or mouth
- Bulges or swelling on your gums
Dental Emergencies can include a cracked, broken, or completely knocked out tooth, a lost filling, damaged dental restorations, or an abscess, which can form within a tooth or on the gum.
So, if you feel there’s something wrong, call us without delay. You might need immediate dental treatment from one of our skilled dentists to prevent the problem from worsening or stop it from causing permanent damage.
Emergency Dentist Tips
You shouldn’t have to wait too long to see us but if you do have a mouth-related mishap you might want to follow these handy emergency tips to help relieve pain and prevent further damage:
- Knocked out tooth
Make sure you hold a knocked-out tooth by the crown and then rinse with warm water. Either pop it back in its original place or keep it in milk or salt water until we can attempt to replace it.
- Chipped tooth
Rinse your mouth with warm water, reduce swelling with a cold compress and stem any bleeding by applying a piece of gauze.
- Filling out
Stick a piece of sugar-free chewing gum where the lost filling used to be so the cavity is protected.
If you suspect you are suffering from an abscess, rinse your mouth with warm, salty water and take over-the-counter pain killers. If you develop a high temperature, severe pain, or difficulty breathing, you may have to go to A&E.
- Detached crown
A detached crown can be put temporarily back in place with some dental cement or toothpaste until you can be seen by a dentist.
Have been with this dental practice for many years and i am always happy with the treatment i receive. I am a nervous patient but everyone there takes time to explain what is happening and I finally have a dentist i can trust. Definitely recommend to family and friends.
Fantastic service! I took my autistic son to them today they couldnt of been more caring , made us both feel very welcome and calm. It was the first time my son ever had an x-ray. The lady spoke calmly to him all through it and the dentist was also a lovely lady. My son came out of there full of smiles telling me they are really nice. He wants to keep going here which makes me as his mum happy.I totally trust this dentist they are the best dentist we have been to 🙂
I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Saldkhar for repair to a chipped tooth. Both Dr. Saldkhar and her dental assistant were extremely professional and thorough in their work. I am extremely happy with the final result. All staff at the practice are extremely knowledgeable and friendly in their respective roles. I am more than happy to provide referrals in future should anyone require a holistic dental practitioners.