A common reason for needing to see an emergency dentist is lost or broken teeth. At Queens Park Dental Team in Bournemouth, we offer same-day emergency appointments, so if you have lost or damaged a tooth or teeth for whatever reason, don’t delay; get in touch to book an appointment.
Teeth are lost for a variety of reasons, including accidents, injuries, gum disease and tooth decay. If an accident or injury has resulted in tooth loss, it may be possible for your emergency dentist to reimplant it in the socket. If you still have your tooth pick it up carefully by the crown (the visible part in your mouth) and avoid touching the root. If it is dirty, carefully clean it under cold running water. Put it in a clean container and cover it either with your own saliva or with milk, and bring it to your appointment at Queens Park Dental Team in Bournemouth.
Accidents and injuries involving the mouth or head can often result in broken teeth. It is important to see a dentist as soon as possible even if your tooth only has a small chip or crack, because this can allow bacteria to enter your tooth, leading to the possibility of infection and a painful dental abscess, requiring root canal treatment and even potentially leading to tooth loss if left untreated.
Your Bournemouth emergency dentist will assess the amount of damage that has occurred, and whenever possible will work to save your tooth. This may include using white (tooth-coloured) fillings, inlays, onlays, or a crown to restore or reinforce your tooth. Composite bonding material can also sometimes be used to restore damaged teeth, whilst porcelain veneers may be recommended for slightly chipped front teeth.
If you need an emergency dentist in Bournemouth, call 01202 303322 straight away.