What is a dental emergency?
If you are suffering from a dental emergency, you should seek help immediately. It’s considered a dental emergency if you need treatment to stop bleeding, relieve pain or prevent accidental tooth loss.
This can include:
- Severe toothache
- Uncontrolled bleeding from the mouth
- The loss of a tooth due to injury or impact
- An oral infection such as an abscess
- A swollen or aching jaw
- A bad taste in your mouth with a fever or trouble breathing
What to expect from an emergency dental appointment
When you attend your emergency dental appointment, your dentist will first examine your mouth and identify the cause of the problem. They will offer pain relief and explain any additional treatment required.
This may include reinserting a lost tooth, treating an abscess or performing a root canal treatment. If you need to undergo further treatment such as dental implants or bridges, this can be scheduled at a time that suits you.