There are many reasons you might need an emergency dentist. At Queens Park Dental Team in Bournemouth we offer same-day emergency appointments whenever possible, because we know that rapid treatment is key. Should you require emergency care, contact us immediately on 01202 303322.
Reasons you need an emergency dentist
At our Bournemouth clinic, we see emergency patients with a range of conditions. The primary concern of your emergency dentist will be to get you out of pain, as dental emergencies can be very uncomfortable.
It is not always possible to fully treat a condition in a single emergency appointment, so you may need to come back to our Bournemouth practice for follow-up appointments after your initial treatment from an emergency dentist.
Common reasons to see an emergency dentist include:
Teeth can be knocked out in accidents or injuries that involve the face, such as collisions on the sports field. We always recommend wearing a sports mouthguard if you play contact sport (such as football) or any sport that involves fast-moving objects (such as cricket), but if you do end up losing a tooth, your dentist may be able to replace it in its socket.
Injuries to the face and head can also result in broken teeth. Your dentist will always strive to save your tooth so long as it is viable, and may be able to repair it using white filling material or composite bonding, or alternatively by placing an inlay, onlay, or crown if additional strength is required.
Pain is the body’s way of telling us something is wrong, and dental pain can develop rapidly to become almost unbearable. This is usually caused by infection, and your emergency dentist will first get you out of pain before treating the underlying infection and restoring your tooth as necessary.