If you require an emergency dentist in Chelsea, London SW3, contact us during practice opening hours please and we will ensure that you are treated at the earliest possible opportunity. We anticipate that for the majority of emergencies this will mean on the same day.
If you or your child have a dental emergency in London, call American Smile.
EMERGENCY DENTIST HOTLINE
020 7078 0822
in Chelsea, London SW3
Outlined below are a few helpful guides to assist you when dealing with dental emergencies:
BROKEN TOOTH / LOST FILLING
If you have a broken tooth or a lost filling, don’t panic! Usually, these situations are only irritating to the tongue and a little sensitive. Keep the area as clean as best you can and contact the practice at your earliest convenience.
If the tooth is not sensitive or unsightly, keep the crown in a safe place and contact us at your earliest convenience. If the tooth is sensitive or unsightly then you can get some temporary crown cement from your local chemist but please do not use any other glue based materials as this may prevent us from being able to re-cement the crown permanently.
PAINFUL WISDOM TEETH
Sometimes food gets trapped beneath the part of gum that covers over the wisdom tooth. This can cause swelling, pain and occasionally can prevent full opening of the mouth. In such cases, the best thing to do is keep the area clean with a toothbrush and Mouthwash. You may also need some painkillers – what you normally take for headaches are suitable. If this does not resolve the problem then please contact the practice.
DISLODGED TEETH DUE TO TRAUMA
If the tooth has been cracked or chipped but is not too painful then please do not be overly concerned. Contact us as soon as possible and we will be able to help. For any more serious accidents, please visit the A&E department of your nearest hospital. It may occasionally be possible to save teeth that have been completely knocked out – the best chance of doing this is if the tooth is stored in either the person's mouth or milk until you reach a Dental professional. If you don’t have an emergency but still want to schedule an appointment for routine care, just call or contact us online.
Dealing with a common dental emergency:
Make sure your mouth is kept clean by rinsing it with warm water. If it’s swollen, place a cold compress on their cheek. Use paracetamol or ibuprofen for the pain – but never put aspirin or any other painkiller directly on the gum, as this could actually cause burns.
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