The list of dentistry services that we offer is expansive, covering everything from complex dental surgery to the latest in brace technology. However, despite all of the technical and cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer, our position as an excellent emergency dentist is unchanged.
Emergency dentistry is arguably the most important element in a dental practice’s success and is essential to get right. As an emergency dentist, you have a responsibility to your patient to ensure effective and prompt treatment.
Here at Fiveways Dental Practice, we strive to provide the most complete emergency dentistry service we can to cement our place as one of the great dental practices in Liverpool.
What Does an Emergency Dentist Do?
To put it simply, emergency dental care entails any visit to the dentist that isn’t planned!
Emergency trips to the dentist can be necessary for a number of reasons including teeth being chipped or knocked out by:
- Sports accidents
- Falls or trips
- Eating hard foods
- Facial trauma
- Untreated cavities
When you chip or break a tooth, it can be highly traumatic. We often take the strength of our teeth for granted and losing a part of your smile can be a shock.
It’s important, however, that you see a dentist as soon as possible after the incident, even if you’ve only slightly chipped a tooth. Treatment for a chipped tooth will usually involve your emergency dentist smoothing down the uneven side of your tooth and replacing the missing chip with an enamel, tooth-coloured filling.
The result of a chipped tooth repair is usually almost indistinguishable from the original tooth and the procedure is relatively quick and simple.
If your tooth is more heavily fractured or broken, it may be necessary to perform a root canal procedure which is more in-depth but still results in a good finish.
Perhaps worse than a chipped tooth is a knocked out tooth. This is rarer, for obvious reasons, but it’s still a good idea to know the procedure just in case.
The most important thing to remember about how to deal with a knocked out tooth (or teeth) is to try and keep it clean, avoid handling the root, and bring it with you to the dentist. A knocked out tooth can sometimes be re-inserted into its socket, depending on how serious the incident was.
A full guide to dealing with chipped and broken teeth is available through the NHS website.
Your Emergency Dentist in Liverpool
If you’re seeking a new emergency dentist to prepare yourself for the worst case scenario, Fiveways Dental Practice is a great choice for you. We offer same day treatment for a wide range of dental emergencies including chipped and broken teeth, knocked out teeth, abscesses, and facial trauma. Here’s five other reasons you should choose us as your Liverpool dental practice.
Visit our treatments page to find out more about the dental services we offer and if you’re interested in making us your new dentist in Liverpool, call today on 0151 837 0800!