The knowledge that you have a safety net in case of an emergency is an important consideration, especially when it comes to your teeth. To have access to an emergency dentist Dublin is to have peace of mind. Knowing that you can call your dental practice during the day and arrange to get to see someone quickly must be part of the modern dental services of any dental practice. Having access over the weekend or out of normal surgery hours is comforting and provides peace of mind.
Reducing the chances of needing emergency help
To help reduce the chances of requiring an emergency dentist Dublin it is necessary to follow a properly designed regular oral care regime. Allowing your teeth and gums to deteriorate because of poor oral hygiene is looking for trouble. Part of our preventive dentistry programme at Dublin18 Dental Rooms is educating our patients from a very young age on teeth brushing, maintenance techniques and the correct brush to use. Everyone is different and the type of toothbrush that your parents, brother or sister uses may not be suitable for your teeth and gums. Regular six monthly dental check-ups will also help you to maintain a healthy mouth. Knowing how to maintain your teeth and gums could save you from needing our emergency dentist Dublin in the future.
Accidents do happen!
Of course we all know that accidents do happen and are sometimes unavoidable. If you are involved in contact sports it is advisable to wear a gum shield to protect you from injuries to your mouth. Biting hard substances like boiled sweets or ice is not good for your teeth or if you have dental fillings. If a tooth is knocked out, retrieve the tooth and if possible wash it with milk avoiding touching the root. Try to push it gently into the cavity and bite down to hold it in place. If a tooth is knocked out of line don’t try and pull it back into line, phone the surgery as soon as possible. Contact our dental surgery immediately and we will instruct you on what to do next. Sometimes a severe impact will not appear to loosen or dislodge a tooth, but may result in severe toothache. You may have cracked or chipped a tooth and it is advisable to contact us immediately. Fillings or crowns can sometimes accidently fall out, should this happen a call to our dental surgery will solve the problem. Fortunately modern technology, in the form of the smartphone, also allows you to send a visual image of your predicament to our dentist.
Blood, pain and swelling
If you suddenly suffer from an onset of toothache, bleeding from the mouth as well as swelling in your mouth, especially after root canal treatment or a tooth extraction, an urgent call to us is vital. The mouth is one of the most sensitive parts of the human body as it is filled with nerves. Toothache is a debilitating pain and can have a major effect on day-to-day life.