What is it about head pains and injuries that makes them so distressing and painful? It is because the ears, eyes and mouth are closer to the brain that they all seem to hurt more intensely than other parts of the body? Toothache often becomes unbearable so quickly that people can find it impossible to ignore. Breaking or knocking out a tooth can bring on a panic. This is when it pays to have the number of an emergency dentist in Buckinghamshire.
Why it pays to be prepared
The first thing to do when faced with a dental emergency is to try and avoid the panic that can accompany sudden shock. Patients can stay calm by breathing in and counting to 10, before breathing out and counting to 10, then breathing in again, and repeating it 10 times. The extra oxygen taken in should help calm the nervous system. This is a great thing to practice while ringing the emergency dentist in Buckinghamshire to get an appointment to put things right. Many practices in the area offer this service, including Garden View Dental Care.
Store that emergency dentist number
Dental emergencies do not respect timetables, so it’s a good idea to be on the books of an emergency dentist in Buckinghamshire.
The main aim of all emergency appointments is to stop the pain. However, pain is often symptomatic of a deeper problem for which more than one appointment will be needed to resolve it. For example, severe toothache may find come from an infection inside the tooth. To fully cure this may require root canal treatment.
Knocked out teeth
People who have had a tooth knocked out stand a very good chance of having it put back in if they can get to the dentist quickly enough.
Firstly, if the tooth is nearby, pick it up without touching the root. Clean it with saliva and, if possible, put it back in the socket, using the other teeth for guidance.
Bite on a clean paper towel for 15-20 minutes and call the dentist. Put the tooth in a clean container covered in milk or saliva and bring it to the dentist, who can often place the tooth back in the socket.