Looking for an emergency dentist in Leicester? At Thurmaston Dental we provide emergency dental services to both registered patients at the clinic and unregistered patients.
We understand that any emergency dental issues can be painful and irritating. It’s important you see a dentist immediately, as the longer, you hold out the greater the chance of you getting an infection and it spreading. Our aim here at Thurmaston Dental is to see you on the same day that you contact us, diagnose your dental issue, discuss treatments and relieve you from pain.
If you have any form of pain in your mouth, whether that is in your tooth, gums or jaw try to think of why the pain is occurring. Then follow our tips below to ease your pain before coming visit Thurmaston Dental for an emergency appointment.
What happens when I arrive?
Our team will ask you a series of questions that will help to determine the severity of the injury or pain. This is what we call Triage.
Once the Triage has been carried out by our experienced clinical staff, if the injury or illness is severe, you will be treated right way. We usually advise our patients to call for Triage before coming to the clinic. While the pain might be significant, not all cases can be treated instantly. By calling us first, we can save you the trip or even offer you some essential first aid tips as you make the trip to our facility.
What should I expect during my appointment?
The aim is to first relieve you of your pain. If your case is very serious, it will be addressed in an emergency appointment. Our team of specialists and experienced staff will do their best to make sure that you remain calm and comfortable and depending on the nature of the procedure that is required, we will try to walk you through everything we are doing and why we are doing it.
After the initial treatment, we will determine if there are follow-up visits that are required and based on this, we might give you another appointment.
Emergency Dental Services
Tooth knocked out
If a tooth has been knocked out of the socket cleanly then there are a few things you can do to preserve your gum and tooth. Firstly gently rinse the tooth that has fallen out, however, do not brush or take any of the tissue out. If it is possible to place the tooth back into the socket safely then do so, otherwise, you can either place the tooth between the gum and your cheek but do not do any activity for the rest of the day. If it’s a child whose tooth has been knocked out then put the tooth in a glass of milk to avoid the risk of choking on the tooth. Once all of these precautions have been taken then come down to Thurmaston Dental for your emergency treatment.
Facial swelling can be due to many different issues, it could be due to an infection or abscessed tooth. Whether you feel pain or not and have a swollen check come and see us immediately.
For prolonged toothache take Ibuprofen to ease the pain. After the pain has eased rinse your mouth with warm water that isn’t too hot, floss any food that could be between your teeth and use mouthwash to further clean your mouth. If your toothache continues or gets worse this could mean there is an underlying problem, so book an appointment with us and we will see you right away.
If your crown falls off, come and see us as soon as possible and bring the crown with you if you still have it. If the tooth is causing you pain, simply use a cotton swab to apply clove oil to the sensitive area.
If you have lost a filling, whether that is large or small, stick a piece of sugarless gum into the area to prevent any sharpness causing injury. Come and visit us as soon as possible.
If you have a chipped tooth or fractured tooth, rinse your mouth with warm water to cleanse the area then apply a cold pad to the affected area to reduce swelling of the gum. Once these precautions are done, come down for an emergency appointment.
If your jaw is hurting through injury or a possible broken jaw it is advisable to visit the emergency dentist or emergency room immediately. A cold compress should be applied to reduce facial swelling.