Dental Emergencies in Southend-on-Sea
We reserve time for our patients so that if you are in pain or discomfort we will do our very best to see you on the same day. Please call as soon as you can to reserve an appointment.
Emergency Dentist at Royal Mews, Southend-on-Sea
It is almost impossible to predict when you might have a dentist emergency. Teeth are generally resilient but you never know when an accident or incident might mean that you require an emergency dentist. If you find yourself in a situation where you are in need of an emergency dental clinic or an out of hours dentist in Southend-on-Sea or other nearby Essex areas, don’t hesitate to contact our qualified and professional team for emergency dental treatment.
How can I find an emergency dentist near me in Essex?
If you are in Essex away from home and find yourself in the unfortunate position of having a chipped, broken or knocked out tooth or experiencing severe dental pain, your first question may well be, ‘How can I find an emergency dentist near me?’ At Royal Mews we try our very best to see all emergency patients on the same day. We recommend an early phone call and a clear description of the emergency dental treatment you require. If you are one of our regular Southend-on-Sea patients you might find that your usual dentist is not available for emergency dental treatment but we will try to offer you an appointment with one of our other highly qualified practice dentists who will have access to your dental records.
Which dental problems require an emergency dentist?
Any dental problem that is causing significant pain can be a reason to seek an out of hours dentist or find an emergency dental practice. Specific issues requiring emergency dental care include:
- Severe toothache
- Badly chipped teeth
- Damaged or lost crowns
- Loose fillings
- Chipped teeth
- Swollen facial parts
- Avulsed teeth (displaced from the socket bone)
Avulsed teeth can be upsetting, particularly as they are usually the result of trauma, but permanent teeth can be restored if the correct procedures are followed. It is important that, as well as immediately contacting a nearby emergency dental practice, you store the separated tooth correctly. First find the tooth and, without touching the root, encourage the patient to replant it (if the tooth is not clean, hold it under cold water for 10 seconds). If the avulsed tooth cannot be replanted, store it either in milk (not water) or inside the mouth between the cheek and the back teeth. This is a serious dentist emergency and it is important to get the patient and the tooth to an emergency dental clinic as soon as possible so if you are not alone, ask someone else to make the phone call while you treat the tooth.
Out of hours dentist in Southend-on-Sea
If your dental emergency should occur outside usual working hours, please do not hesitate to phone our practice on 01702 352 450. It is possible that no one will be available to take your call but our answer message will give details of how you can find out of hours dental treatment in Essex.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, are in Southend-on-Sea in Essex, and have an urgent requirement for an appointment with one of our qualified dentists, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on 01702 352 450. We try to see all of our patients on a first day basis and may be able to give you help and advice over the phone.