We, at Dublin 18 Dental Rooms, understand how suffering intense toothache or knocking a tooth out accidently can cause distress and panic. It’s important to know that your emergency dentist Dublin is there for you in your time of need. A phone call to our emergency number will provide you with advice and peace of mind.
Your teeth are precious
Your teeth are a vital part of who you are, not only from a practical point of view, to help you chew your food, but from a cosmetic point of view they enhance your features. So if you experience a dental emergency make sure that you have our emergency dentist Dublin’s telephone number handy.
What is an emergency?
If you are playing any sport or you fall resulting in a tooth being knocked out or damaged you need to phone us immediately and follow our instructions. A dislodged tooth can be saved but you need to act quickly and do not handle the teeth by the root, always pick it up by the crown. Try to wash it clean in milk rather than water and immediately gently push it back into its socket. Hold it in place with a piece of kitchen towel or gauze. If you have developed bleeding gums and the bleeding will not stop this requires urgent attention and you need to phone us immediately. Incessant toothache is one of the worst experiences and we know that it can make you irritable, especially if you have endured it for hours and have not been able to sleep. Any swelling that you detect in conjunction with toothache needs to be attended to quickly. If you find that your teeth have become extremely sensitive when you brush, eat or even without doing anything, get in touch with us. If you have injured your jaw and you are experiencing pain let our emergency dentist Dublin know and we will advise you if it’s a dental issue or a medical one.
What do we consider non-urgent dental problems?
If a filling or crown has become dislodged we advise you to make an appointment as soon as possible, but we would not consider that to be an emergency. If you experience mild sensitivity with your teeth or a dull toothache that responds to pain killers,you should make an appointment, but it is not considered emergency treatment. If your night guard or retainer has been damaged we can replace that for you at your next appointment. Even for non-urgent dental events we are here to listen and advise you.
Prevention is best
Attending your regular six-monthly dental check-ups will help to ensure that sudden dental flare ups of toothache do not occur. It is also important to always complete whatever course of treatment we have recommended for you when you are on a dental treatment plan. What you eat and drink can have a detrimental effect on your teeth and gums. Remember that your daily oral hygiene routine is a simple way to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy.