From eating to speaking to simply smiling and laughing, we rely on our teeth to do many activities that we often take for granted every day.
If something were to suddenly go wrong with your teeth, this could affect your ability to go about your daily life – causing problems ranging from self-consciousness to severe pain.
Dental problems can develop at any time, as inconvenient and distressing as they can be – which is why most dentists offer emergency appointments.
However, it can be difficult to get a same-day dentist appointment if you aren’t already registered with a practice – so what can you do if you need to see a dentist ASAP?
Here is a quick guide on how to see an emergency dentist when not registered.
Emergency dental care is required if the patient has severely damaged a tooth (or multiple teeth), or if they are experiencing symptoms that could indicate a more serious underlying problem, such as an infection that could spread from the mouth through the body.
A mostly cosmetic concern such as a minor chip or crack in a tooth may not be classified as an emergency, unless it is causing significant discomfort. However, if you are experiencing severe toothache, inflamed gums, excessive bleeding, facial swelling, or numbness, these are signs you need to see an emergency dentist.
If teeth are knocked out or damaged as a result of a traumatic impact injury to the face or head, it’s likely that you should go to your nearest hospital’s A&E unit first, as head injuries can be very serious and need to be examined by a doctor immediately.
Before you start trying to find an emergency dentist, you may want to call 111 (the NHS helpline) for advice on whether your symptoms require going to the hospital, your GP, or a dentist for assessment and treatment.
Whether your dental concern has gradually gotten worse over time or something has happened out of the blue, it’s best to see a dentist as soon as you can. It’s unlikely that a dental problem will go away by itself, as it will only get worse without treatment.
If you’re searching for an emergency dentist in Warrington, you’re in the right place. At Dental Solutions, we provide emergency dental services for patients in need throughout Cheshire, offering a limited number of emergency dentist appointments each day.
Please contact us if you are suffering from pain in your teeth and gums or if you have broken a tooth, and we will do our utmost to get you booked in to see our emergency dentist.
Depending on the urgency of your dental problem, we may recommend waiting for the next available routine appointment – but in all cases, we aim to assess your dental situation as quickly as possible to resolve your pain and restore your oral health.
It’s important to note that if you need a last-minute appointment, the price will start at £85 for the visit itself, plus the cost of any required treatments. From fillings and restorations to extractions and root canals, you can click to view our private fees.
This is where it pays to be a registered member with our practice, as patients who sign up for a dental plan with us have the cost of an emergency dentist visit included, plus discounts on the cost of selected dental treatments.
However, our team of experts provide the same high-quality level of care to all patients, even if you come to see our emergency dentist when not registered.
If acute or chronic pain in your teeth, gums, or jaw is disrupting your life, or sudden damage to or loss of teeth needs rectifying right away, please call Dental Solutions on 01925 756 565 to arrange an emergency dentist visit.
Our friendly and skilled dentists will do all that we can to reduce your pain, diagnose the problem, and carry out any necessary treatment as efficiently as possible.