At Alkali Dental Studios in Putney, we know that the best way to prevent a dental emergency is to have regular check-ups that highlight problem areas before they become painful and troublesome. Most people will go about their daily oral hygiene regime without even thinking about what could happen when something goes wrong.
You wake up in the middle of the night with toothache. You leave a cavity too long and don’t get it attended to by a qualified professional. You live with a little niggle thinking it will get better, shying away from going to see your dentist because you are nervous, or just don’t have the time. It seems there are plenty of reasons not to make that all-important appointment.
On the whole, regular checks can help prevent most dental emergencies. Going to see the dentist regularly means that your teeth are cleaned and checked over to make sure there are no problems, such as cavities or gum disease that could impact on your health later. Even if you have an excellent oral hygiene regime it still pays to visit the dentist every six months or so for an examination. Chances are, you’ll be given a clean bill of health, but there may be something that needs immediate attention to avoid future pain.
Of course, there are other dental emergencies that happen simply by chance. You might suffer damage to one of your teeth and need some remedial work. Or, you could have a wisdom tooth come through, which may need to be extracted.
The types of dental emergency we commonly come across at the Alkali Dental Studio in Putney are:
- A knocked out tooth, commonly known as an avulsed tooth.
- Loss of a crown or filling.
- Cracked, broken or loose teeth.
Aside from these, the time when you might notice an impending dental emergency is when you begin to experience pain. There can be any number of reasons for discomfort and it is a good idea to visit your dentist as soon as possible. Often, problems arise from poor oral hygiene, or the fact that a person has put off visiting their local clinic in the hope that things will improve. Conditions can include abscesses in the gums, often accompanied by bleeding. Bleeding when you spit can also be a sign of gum disease, and it is even more important that you make a quick appointment if you are experiencing this on a regular basis.
If you have made six monthly appointments with your dentist then the chances are that all serious conditions aside from damage to the tooth whilst going about your daily business will be kept to a minimum.
At the Alkali Dental Studio in Putney we provide high-quality care at a price you can afford, and we are here to keep your teeth in tip-top condition. If you are unlucky enough to have an emergency that requires immediate attention we’re here to help, with a professional and friendly service. Contact us today to book your check up.