Emergency Dental Treatment in Hove
Our emergency dentist services in Brighton & Hove are designed to address those in need of urgent attention. The initial examination of your teeth will provide a good overview of your dental complication, which will assist your dentist in selecting the most suitable treatment for you.
The most common symptom in emergency dental complications is the considerable pain felt by patients. By calling us on 01273 526 574, you will be booked for our earliest emergency appointment which aims to solve your initial symptoms, so that you can be as comfortable as possible throughout your experience with us.
• Broken or chipped teeth
• Knocked-out teeth
• Dislodged teeth
• Broken wires and/or braces
• Loose bands and/or brackets for orthodontic braces
• Abscess ( Pimple-like swelling of the gum)
• Soft-tissue damages
• Broken dentures
• Loose crowns/bridges
Why does toothache happen?
• Bacterial infection
• Tooth decay
• Receding gums
• A cracked tooth
• Broken or loose fillings
Other reasons for toothache that don’t involve the dental pulp include:
(the joint that connects the skull to the jaw)
• Ulcers on the gums
• Sinus inflammation
• Eruption of wisdom teeth
• Impacted wisdom teeth
How is toothache treated?
If the toothache is a result of tooth decay, the decay will be removed and replaced with a filling.
If your toothache is due to a broken or loose filling, the damaged filling will be replaced, removing any decay during the procedure.
If the dental pulp is infected, a course of antibiotics or root canal treatment may be necessary. During this procedure your emergency dentist will remove the pulp, fill the space with paste and cover the rest of the tooth with a crown to seal and protect it.
A broken or chipped tooth is the most common dental emergency. If you have a broken tooth, you must visit an emergency dentist immediately to prevent further damage.
In the event of a broken tooth, you must not attempt to implant the broken fragment back into the gum. Instead, place it in a clean container and make sure the fragment is covered with saliva or milk until you can see your emergency dentist. The fragment may be used to repair your tooth.
How are broken teeth treated?
You may have chipped the edge of one of your front teeth. If this is the case, we would typically smooth out the uneven edge and replace the missing part with composite.
If a molar is broken, a section of the chewing surface may have been broken away. In this case, we will replace the missing section with a crown or filling.
Occasionally, a break can cause damage to the dental pulp, which houses a network of nerves and blood vessels. In this instance, root canal treatment may be necessary in order to remove damaged pulp to prevent infection. After the surgery, we will fill the space and seal the tooth with a crown or filling to protect it.
If you have a broken tooth, please call 01273 526 574
immediately to book an emergency appointment.
How to Handle Your Dental Emergencies?
Chipped / Broken Teeth
Partially dislodged (extruded) tooth
Trapped object between teeth
Broken braces or wires
Loose brackets and bands
Soft tissue injuries
When you should see an emergency dentist
Generally, you should book an emergency dentist appointment if you’re experiencing visible tooth damage (including, chipped, cracked and knocked-out teeth), and/or ongoing or severe pain, indicating underlying decay and possible further complications.
How to get an appointment with an emergency dentist
Hove Dental Clinic provides our patients with expert dental care and strive to accommodate anyone in need of urgent treatment – you don’t need to be registered with us to book an emergency appointment. Get in touch with us over the phone and we’ll fit you in with one of our friendly and experienced dentists, discuss your symptoms, and give advice on pain management.