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Dental Emergencies at Smile Hub Dental Clinic

Facing toothache or any other dental discomfort can be distressing, and at Smile Hub Dental Clinic, we understand the urgency of such situations. Our priority is to assist you promptly with any dental emergencies. We strive to accommodate all emergency cases within 24 hours. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, kindly contact our practice immediately at 01 525 3888, and we will promptly schedule an appointment with one of our skilled dentists to address your needs.

 

ADVICE & TRIAGE

 

Dental emergencies should never be taken lightly, as they can pose serious risks if left unattended. Whether it’s a tooth or gum injury, addressing the issue promptly is crucial to prevent permanent damage and the need for more extensive and costly treatment in the future.

Below, we’ve listed some common dental problems along with essential advice on how to handle them. We urge you to schedule an emergency appointment or reach out to us without delay for timely assistance.”

TOOTHACHE

 

If you’re experiencing toothache, it’s crucial to contact your dentist promptly to schedule an appointment.

 

While waiting for your appointment, you can take certain steps to alleviate discomfort. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with warm water and use dental floss to remove any trapped food particles. If there’s swelling, apply a cold compress to the outside of your mouth or cheek. However, it’s important to avoid placing aspirin or any painkiller directly on the gums near the affected tooth, as it may cause harm to the gum tissue.

 

CHIPPED OR BROKEN TEETH

 

If you have chipped or broken a tooth, it’s essential to contact your dentist right away to schedule an appointment.

 

While waiting for your appointment, you can take the following steps to manage the situation. Rinse your mouth, including any broken tooth fragments, with warm water. In case of bleeding, apply a piece of gauze to the affected area and maintain gentle pressure for about 10 minutes until the bleeding stops. To minimise swelling and alleviate pain, apply a cold compress to the outside of your mouth, cheek, or lip near the broken or chipped tooth.

TOOTH FALLEN OUT

 

When a tooth has fallen out, acting promptly can greatly increase the chances of saving it. It is crucial to see a dentist and have the tooth returned to its socket within one hour of being lost.

 

To enhance the likelihood of saving the tooth, follow these steps: Retrieve the tooth, holding it by the crown (the visible part in the mouth), and rinse the tooth root gently with water, avoiding any scrubbing or removal of attached tissue fragments.

 

If possible, attempt to place the tooth back into the socket, ensuring it is facing the correct direction. Never force it into the socket. If reinsertion is not feasible, place the tooth in a small container of milk (or a cup of water containing a pinch of table salt) or a preservation product like Save-a-Tooth until you can see a dentist.

 

EXTRUDED (PARTIALLY DISLODGED) TOOTH

 

If you experience an extruded tooth, it’s crucial to contact us immediately. While waiting to visit the dental practice, you can take steps to alleviate pain and discomfort.

 

Apply a cold compress to the outside of the mouth or cheek in the affected area to help reduce swelling and numb the pain. Additionally, over-the-counter pain relief may be taken if necessary. Remember to seek professional dental care as soon as possible for appropriate evaluation and treatment.

LOST FILLINGS, CROWNS OR BRIDGES

 

If you experience a lost filling, crown, or bridge, it’s essential to contact us immediately to prevent bacteria from entering the exposed area.

 

For a de-cemented crown, schedule an appointment to see us as soon as possible, and remember to bring the crown with you. If you cannot come in immediately and the tooth is causing discomfort, please call the practice for guidance.

 

As a temporary solution, you can use over-the-counter dental cement, which is available at most reputable pharmacies. However, it is crucial not to use super glue, as it is not suitable for dental applications and can cause further damage. Seek professional assistance promptly to address the issue properly.

 

ABSCESS

 

If you suspect an abscess, it’s crucial to contact your dentist immediately to schedule an appointment.

 

Abscesses are infections that can occur between the teeth and gums or around the tooth’s root. They are a serious condition that can cause damage to your tissues and surrounding teeth. If left untreated, the infection may even spread to other parts of the body, leading to severe oral health and general health issues. Therefore, if you notice a pimple-like swelling on your gum that is typically painful, please get in touch with us as soon as possible.

 

To alleviate the pain and promote drainage of the pus, you can try rinsing your mouth with a mild saltwater solution (1/2 teaspoon of table salt in 8 ounces of water) several times a day. However, it’s essential to seek professional dental care promptly to address the abscess properly and prevent any further complications.

SOFT TISSUE INJURIES

 

If you experience a soft tissue injury, the first step is to contact your dentist immediately to arrange an appointment.

 

While waiting for the appointment, you can take certain measures to control the bleeding. Rinse the injured area with a warm salt-water solution to help with the bleeding.

 

To further control the bleeding, apply pressure to the affected site using a wet piece of gauze or a tea bag. Hold the gauze or tea bag firmly against the bleeding area for 15 to 20 minutes.

 

Additionally, you can use a cold compress on the outside of your mouth or cheek in the affected area for 5 to 10 minutes. This can help both control the bleeding and provide pain relief.

 

If the bleeding persists and you are unable to reach us, it’s important to seek immediate medical attention. Go to the nearest hospital emergency department and continue to apply pressure on the bleeding site with the gauze until you can be seen and treated.

 

Remember, timely care for soft tissue injuries is essential to ensure proper healing and prevent any further complications.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a dental emergency?

At Smile Hub Dental Clinic in Bayside Medical Centre we provide immediate expert attention for all dental emergencies. Dental emergencies often include:

 

  • Dental infections, dental swellings and tooth/gum abscesses
  • Toothaches
  • Sore or bleeding gums
  • Very sensitive teeth
  • Broken,cracked, chipped or loose teeth or dental fillings
  • Dental trauma arising from an accident such as a fall or sporting injury

 

At Smile Hub Dental Clinic we open our dental clinic every day of the week 365 days a year to help treat your dental emergencies. We pride ourselves on always being there when you need your dentist the most.

 

At Smile Hub Dental Clinic we relieve your dental pain fast. You can be assured that you will receive a personalised treatment plan to suit your clinical needs, personal perspectives and budget. At Smile Hub Dental Clinic we guarantee same day appointments for dental emergencies and dental patients in pain. Your safety, comfort and oral health are our top priority. We look forward to welcoming you to our relaxed and friendly environment.

Who is most at risk of needing a dental emergency?

  • Young children who fall on their mouth and damage their teeth
  • Sports players, especially those playing contact sports were your mouth can be injured
  • People with tongue or lip piercings
  • Wisdom teeth can cause severe pain and are classified as a dental emergency
  • Anyone who sustains an accident involving their mouth such as a fall or a trip can experience an impact to their mouth which results in a tooth coming out of their mouth or a broken tooth
  • Broken or sore tooth affecting your smile, speech and eating

How are dental emergencies handled?

If you have suffered a dental emergency and now have a toothache or a sore/bleeding gum please contact Smile Hub Dental Clinic in North Dublin immediately. At Smile Hub Dental Clinic we prioritise dental emergencies and guarantee a same day dental appointment. We have dentists trained in dental emergencies such as wisdom tooth pain, dental abscess, gum or facial swellings etc.

 

We guarantee to have you examined and treated by one of our experienced and professional dentists as soon as possible to help relieve the pain from your dental emergency.

What do I do if I'm having a dental emergency?

At Smile Hub Dental Clinic we provide an on call dental service from 7.30am-10pm 7 Days a week including bank holidays.

At Smile Hub Dental Clinic, we understand how important it is to look after our patients who have dental emergencies immediately. We’re a late night opening dentist 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You’re in highly qualified and experienced hands with Smile Hub Dental Clinic.

A filling has fallen out and your tooth does not hurt:

We would generally advise waiting on Smile Hub Dental Clinic re-opens and then contact us to book for a priority appointment. Also make sure to check our next appointment on the Online Booking tab.

A filling has fallen out and your tooth does hurt:

The easiest option is to keep the tooth clean with sensitive toothpaste and try to avoid hot or cold foods in that area until Smile Hub Dental Clinic can arrange an appointment for you. Make sure to check our online availability through the Online Booking tab.

You have a broken tooth but it is not sore:

We would advised you to attend Smile Hub Dental Clinic as soon as possible for treatment to avoid possible future tooth loss.

You have broken your tooth and it is sore:

Keep the tooth clean with a sensitive toothpaste and try to avoid hot and cold foods in that area until a dentist in Smile Hub can examine the tooth. It is important to ring, email or book an appointment online through our website as soon as possible.

You have a loose cap or crown, or it has come out completely:

Please phone, email or try to book an appointment through out online booking system on the Smile Hub Dental Clinic website as soon as possible. If the crown is still on your tooth but is loose, please do not force it off as you risk damaging the tooth beneath the crown. If you wiggle the crown gently and it comes off please store it safety until you can be seen by one of our dentists as soon as possible.

Keep the area clean and try not to chew anything hard on this side. Use de-sensitising toothpaste.

If your crown is still on the tooth but loose and it cannot be dislodged then you will have to leave it in place but please be careful that eating on that side does not cause you to ingest or inhale the crown. Please contact us immediately by phone, email or book an appointment online through the Smile Hub website. We need to see you as soon as possible to prevent the underlying tooth from breaking.

Bleeding Gums:

Bleeding gums are a sign of inflammation due to a build up of dental plaque. Bleeding gums can also occur more when someone is run down, stressed or pregnant. It is important to book a dental appointment in Smile Hub Dental Clinic as soon as possible. Please continue to gently care for your gums and teeth. Remember that mouthwashes are not a substitute for good oral hygiene and regular 6 monthly hygienist visits for teeth cleaning. Some patients require teeth cleaning 3-4 monthly depending on their dental history and susceptibility to gum disease.

 

If the gum inflammation is causing you pain please phone or email Smile Hub Dental Clinic immediately. If it is out-of-hours please go to our online booking portal and try to secure our next available appointment through the Smile Hub Dental Clinic website

A Sore Impacted Wisdom Tooth:

The gum around an impacted wisdom tooth can become inflamed and infected. If this happens we advise that you attend one of our dental experts in Smile Hub immediately to avoid increaed pain and swelling. Whilst waiting for our next available appointment please try rinsing with Corsodyl mouthwash or warm salty water at least 4-5 times per day for a minute at a time. Swish the mouthwash or salty water vigorously in the infected area before spitting it out.

 

It is important that you arrange a dental appointment as soon as possible either by phone, email or through our online booking system on the Smile Hub Dental Clinic’s website.

Mouth Ulcers:

Mouth ulcers can be really uncomfortable. Please keep your mouth as clean as possible while you’re waiting for your dental appointment. Warm salty mouth rinses or Difflam mouth rinse is recommended 4-5 times a day whilst you wait for your dental appointment. Please ensure a soft diet to reduce trauma to the ulcer. Most ulcers will heal themselves within 7-10 days. If you have an ulcer that does not heal after 2 weeks please contact Smile Hub Dental Clinic in Sutton, Dublin 13 immediately.

Chipped Front Tooth:

Please contact Smile Hub Dental Clinic immediately by phone, email or make an online booking through our website. Front teeth are prone to chipping with wear and tear. Small chips can often feel rough to your tongue but are not sore. If the chip is small we can smoothen it however if the chip is large it may require a tooth coloured composite restoration. If the tooth has sustained impact and is reacting to hot/cold or painful then one of our dentists at Smile Hub Dental Clinic will examine this further at your consultation. Every case is different so attending a dental appointment to protect your tooth from further damage is really important. Our dental team are experts in maintaining ‘perfect smiles’. At Smile Hub Dental Clinic we love helping restore our patients broken teeth so that they can smile confidently and bite into foods without fear of their teeth breaking. We’re here to help you maintain your own teeth throughout all of your life.

Are you having a dental emergency in North Dublin?

At Smile Hub Dental Clinic we understand that you need your dental emergency treated as soon as possible. This is why we prioritise patients in pain with dental emergencies 7 days a week. We guarantee a same day appointment for all our emergency dental patients in pain from their teeth or gums. You’re in excellent hands with our highly trained dental professionals in Smile Hub Dental Clinic. We look forward to welcoming you to our clinic and looking after all your dental treatment.

Should I wait if my crown has fallen off?

Contact Smile Hub Dental Clinic immediately if you have a toothache or if your dental crown or bridge has fallen off. We give every type of dental emergency our immediate attention.

 

What do I do if I’m a nervous patient in pain from a dental emergency?

At Smile Hub Dental Clinic we understand that over one million people in Ireland have a fear of going to the dentist. That is why at Smile Hub Dental Clinic in North Dublin we offer all of our patients a variety of dental sedation options to make their emergency dental treatment a comfortable and relaxing experience. All of our dental experts use the latest technology to assist in administering pain-free injections. At Smile Hub Dental Clinic we guarantee delivering you pain-free and stress-free dental treatment for all your family’s dental needs.

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