Dental emergencies happen unexpectedly and being prepared for them is crucial. Not all dentists accept patients after hours and booking an emergency dental appointment straight after the accident can be tricky.
Ideally, dental emergencies should be treated shortly after their occurrence. At Walkerston Dental in Walkerston GP Superclinic, booking an emergency dental appointment in Walkerston is quick and easy and the dentists will make sure that severe issues are prioritised.
What Type of Injury Requires Emergency Care?
Any type of the following injuries may require booking an emergency dental appointment in Walkerston:
- An accident that has led to damaged teeth, gums and/or bleeding
- Loss of a tooth
- Cracked and chipped teeth
- Serious infection
- Painful toothache
- Lost fillings and crowns
Depending on the type of problem caused and the amount of pain experienced patients will need to:
- Visit an emergency dentist as soon as possible on the same day
- Book an emergency dental appointment in Walkerston on the following day
- Book a regular appointment to have their problem treated
What to Do if a Dental Emergency Occurs
Some dental problems are serious enough to warrant a visit to the A&E. These include:
- Non-stop bleeding
- Severe pain
These issues affect the entire face and should only be treated by a doctor. If a tooth has been knocked out, visiting an emergency dentist is equally important. Teeth that are re-implanted shortly after an accident are more likely to be saved. Patients who are not in severe pain, do not have loose or severely cracked teeth, or a bleeding mouth, probably do not require emergency dental care. In these less severe cases, an emergency dental appointment in Walkerston does not need to be booked.
Finding an Emergency Dentist
Patients who have a dental emergency during regular office hours should be able to see an emergency dentist relatively quickly. Most patients build time into their schedule to allow them to see patients at short notice, especially if urgent dental treatment is required. Things can get more complicated, though, if the dental practice is closed. However, most dental practices can accommodate emergency dental appointments after hours or at short notice.