Blackwater Dental Surgery

Blackwater Dental Surgery & Implant Centre
20 Bell Lane, Blackwater, Camberley, GU17 0NW

Emergency Dentist Camberley

Immediate dental care with our emergency dentist in Camberley

Dental emergencies can be stressful, painful, and often occur at the most inconvenient times.

Our dedicated emergency dentist in Camberley is here to provide immediate care and relief for a wide range of dental emergencies.

Whether you’re suffering from a severe toothache, have experienced a dental injury, or are facing any other urgent dental issue, our team is prepared to offer the fast and effective treatment you need.

Don’t let a dental emergency disrupt your life more than it has to. Contact Blackwater Dental Surgery for immediate, expert care. Your comfort and health are our top priorities. In times of urgent need, you can count on us to provide the care and relief you require.

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Recognising dental emergencies

A dental emergency can be described as any situation that requires immediate attention to relieve severe pain, stop ongoing tissue bleeding, or save a tooth.
Common dental emergencies include:

  • Severe Toothache: Persistent, severe pain that disrupts sleep or daily activities.
  • Chipped, Broken, or Knocked-Out Teeth: Injuries that result in damaged or lost teeth.
  • Lost Fillings or Crowns: Dislodged restorations that expose sensitive tooth structures.
  • Abscesses or Infections: Severe infections that can lead to swelling, pain, and systemic health issues if not treated promptly.
  • Bleeding Gums: Uncontrolled bleeding following dental work or from gum disease.

Our emergency dentistry

Our dental practice is equipped to handle a variety of dental emergencies with services that include, but are not limited to:

    • Pain Management: Immediate measures to relieve severe dental pain.
    • Tooth Reattachment and Repair: For cases of knocked-out or damaged teeth, we offer solutions to save or restore your tooth.
    • Emergency Extractions: When a tooth cannot be saved, we perform emergency extractions to prevent further pain or infection.
    • Treatment of Dental Abscesses: Draining and treating abscesses to alleviate pain and treat infection.
    • Repair of Lost Fillings or Crowns: Quick restoration of lost or damaged fillings and crowns to prevent discomfort and further damage.

What to do when you have a dental emergency

Handling a dental emergency promptly and effectively can make a significant difference in the outcome. Here’s a guide on what to do in common dental emergencies

1. Knocked-Out Tooth

  • Act Quickly: Time is critical. A tooth that has been knocked out has the best chance of being saved if returned to its socket within 1 hour.
  • Handle with Care: Pick up the tooth by the crown (the part that is visible in the mouth), not the root. Touching the root can damage cells necessary for bone reattachment.
  • Clean Gently: If the tooth is dirty, gently rinse it with milk or saline solution. Do not scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments.
  • Reinsert if Possible: Try to gently insert the tooth back into its socket. If this isn’t possible, or it’s too painful, place the tooth in a cup of milk or saliva.
  • Seek Immediate Dental Care: Contact your dentist right away or head to an emergency dental service.

2. Severe Toothache

  • Clean the Area: Rinse your mouth with warm water. Use dental floss to remove any food that might be lodged around the tooth.
  • Pain Relief: If necessary, take over-the-counter pain relief like paracetamol, following the dosage instructions. Avoid aspirin, as it can cause bleeding.
  • Cold Compress: Apply a cold compress to the outside of your cheek to reduce swelling and pain.
  • See the Dentist ASAP: Toothaches often indicate an underlying problem that needs professional attention.

3. Chipped or Broken Teeth

  • Rinse: Clean your mouth with warm water. If there’s bleeding, apply gentle pressure with a piece of gauze.
  • Save any Pieces: If you find pieces of the tooth, rinse them and keep them in a cup of milk or saliva.
  • Cold Compress: Use a cold compress on the face to reduce swelling.
  • Dental Visit: Visit your dentist as soon as possible. Bring any saved pieces of the tooth with you.

4. Lost Filling or Crown

  • Temporary Measure: If a crown falls off, try to fit it back on the tooth using over-the-counter dental cement, toothpaste, or denture adhesive. Do NOT use super glue.
  • Pain Relief: If the tooth is sensitive, clove oil applied to the area can reduce pain.
  • Keep the Filling/Crown: Bring the filling or crown to your emergency dental appointment.

5. Abscess or Infection

  • Recognise Symptoms: An abscess is a severe and potentially life-threatening infection that can present as a painful, pimple-like swelling on your gum.
  • Rinse with Saltwater: To ease pain and draw pus to the surface, rinse your mouth with a mild saltwater solution (1/2 teaspoon of salt in 8 ounces of water) several times a day.
  • Seek Immediate Dental Care: Dental abscesses require prompt treatment to prevent the spread of infection.
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