Dealing with Dental Emergencies

Dealing with Dental Emergencies and Overcoming the Situation

Did you suffer from dental emergency? If yes, then you must be aware how frightening and painful it might be. Often people do not know what exactly is called a dental emergency, who they need to call and what to do at home while experiencing an emergency. This blog will help you know how you can deal with a dental emergency in the best possible way.

How urgent is your oral condition?

Some dental emergencies ate urgent while others can be treated later. It is very important to know the difference between them if you face dental emergency during the weekend or at night.

Some urgent situations include:

  • Bleeding that won’t stop easily
  • Knocked out or loose tooth
  • Painful swelling
  • Sudden toothache
  • Injured jaw

Dental emergencies should be dealt immediately. It is advised that you call your dentist right away in case you are suffering from any of these problems.

Your dentist will have an emergency number in the event that you experience any of these problems outside business hours. However, if you are not able to contact your dentist, visit your nearest 24 hours emergency dentist.

Non-urgent dental emergencies include:

  • Bridges, crowns, lost filling
  • Damaged night guard or retainer
  • Broken or cracked tooth
  • Dull toothache
  • Food particles in between the teeth

If you are facing non-urgent oral emergency, it is still advised to consult with your dentist soon.

Whom should you contact during emergency?

Your dentist is the right person you should go during emergency but if you are experiencing severe pain or bleeding, it is best to go to the emergency room. Many dental emergencies are not urgent and they can be dealt even after a certain period of time.

What can you during dental emergency at home?

Certain things can be done at home to help you get rid of the pain and discomfort. Despite your dental emergency, one of the things that can be done is to remain calm. When you are worried, your body prompts some responses that might make dental emergency worse. It is advised to stay relaxed while seeking dental assistance in such a situation.

Certain things that can be done at home to overcome the pain caused by oral emergency are:

  • Take a teaspoon of salt and boiling water and use it in the form of mouthwash. This will help reduce the swelling and irritation.
  • Keep knocked out tooth in a glass of milk before you see a dentist.
  • If you are suffering from severe pain in your tooth, something might have got stuck in between the teeth and gum tissue.
  • Use cold compress to reduce irritation, swelling and stop the bleeding.
  • Swish with Hydrogen Peroxide for reducing irritation and killing bacteria.

Dental emergencies can never be fun, but knowing how to deal with them can help you overcome the situation. The best way to protect yourself from a dental emergency is to check up your oral health with a private dentist at twice a year. Know whether the emergency is urgent or it can be dealt later and then contact your dental expert the next time you experience an oral emergency to get rid of the pain and discomfort.


  May 12, 2017


43-45 North CrossRd East Dulwich
London SE22 9ET UK

Book An Appointment