EmergencyDentist in Elephant and Castle
Dental Emergencies can occur to anyone and are usually unpleasant and often painful. Our gentle and experienced dentists provide Emergency Dentist services in Elephant and Castle and its surrounding area. If you have experienced a dental related trauma, we advise you to visit a dentist at your earliest convenience.
Whites Dental is based near Elephant and Castle, next to Southwark Tube station. We are a 5 minutes’ walk from Elephant and Castle and Borough tube stations. Our dentists can typically offer same day emergency dentist services for emergencies such as toothache, chipped tooth, broken crown, wisdom tooth extraction, root canal treatment, dental trauma, abscesses and also a swollen face.
Our dentists are available on Saturdays. Please email us or call us to book a same day dental emergency appointment.
Have a Toothache?
Toothache may occur for a variety of reasons.
- Toothache can be tooth related – Odontogenic toothache is tooth pain associated with dental pulp tissue. This type of pain can originate from the pulp, typically as a result of disease in the pulp tissue, which then extends to surrounding tissue causing discomfort to the patient.
- Toothache can be gum-related – Inflammation and infection of the gums (Gingivitis or Periodontal disease) can cause the gums to be inflamed and painful. Inflammation can be associated with bleeding gums as well. Acute inflammation of the gum tissue surrounding the teeth can often cause pain. Advanced gum disease can also lead to formation of pus in the gums, which may ooze from around the teeth.
If you are suffering from toothache, you should seek dental or medical advice to identify and address the issue. Our emergency dentist appointment can help identify and address the toothache and underlying dental issues.
Have a Lost or Broken Filling?
A broken or fractured tooth filling or a filling that’s possibly lost can cause discomfort and pain as a result of jagged edges or exposed underlying tooth structure. In addition, if the missing or broken filling is in the anterior teeth, in a visible area of the mouth, this can lead to aesthetical issues for the patient. We advise patients not to apply pressure around the area with the missing or broken filling, as this could cause further discomfort and potentially cause cuts to develop on your tongue. Sometimes, loss of a tooth filling can cause irritation to the inside surface of the cheek, leading to the formation of an ulcer in certain cases.
Missing fillings and sharp edges of broken fillings can be addressed relatively easily by the dentist. This can be achieved by adding a new filling (either temporary or permanent) or by smoothening and levelling the broken filling and tooth edges. Our dentists can typically address broken or missing fillings during the emergency dentist appointment.
Do you have a Broken Dental Crown?
Dental Crowns, although very sturdy, can sometimes break loose or even crack due to weak cement, fracture or excessive occlusion related forces in the patient’s mouth. Dental Crowns can also come lose or break due to non-retentive preparation or development of secondary decay or caries. A loose or broken dental crown can potentially lead to ingestion or inhalation, although inhalation is very unlikely. A loose crown can be fixed by re-cementing the crown immediately; a broken crown can be addressed by preparing and then fitting a temporary or replacement dental crown. Several factors need to be taken into account to decide the best course of action – these can include strength of the temporary dental crown alongside occlusal forces associated with the patients bite. An occlusal check is typically very important to address loose or broken crown issues.
During the emergency dentist appointment, our dentist will assess and discuss with you an appropriate course of action having conducted a thorough investigation of the underlying issue.
Have you had a Dental Trauma?
Dental trauma is usually injury to the soft or hard tissues in your mouth. Soft and hard tissue includes the patient’s teeth, gums, tongue, lips and cheeks. If a tooth has come loose or come out altogether due to trauma, the prognosis for that tooth gets worse the longer you allow the tooth to remain out of the your mouth. Dental Trauma can also include conditions like enamel or crown infraction, root fracture or enamel fracture. During the emergency dentist appointment, our dentist will conduct a full investigation of the dental trauma and help address the related dental issue.
Have an impacted wisdom tooth?
An impacted wisdom tooth is the third molar at the very back of your mouth which doesn’t have sufficient room to emerge or to develop as normal. We typically four wisdom teeth at the back of our mouth; two on the top and two at the bottom of the mouth. Our wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth to erupt in the mouth.
An impacted wisdom tooth can cause pain, damage surrounding teeth and could cause other dental issues. Often, impacted wisdom teeth may not cause any obvious or immediate issues. However, they can be hard to clean and therefore more vulnerable to decay and also potentially gum disease.
An impacted wisdom tooth which causes pain or other associated dental issues can usually be removed. Our dentists will be able to assess whether this is the case during the emergency dentist appointment and advise the best course of treatment.
Whites Dental provides Emergency Dentist treatments to patients near us in Elephant and Castle. We are located in London Waterloo SE1, next to Southwark Tube station. We are 5 minutes’ walk from Elephant and Castle tube station.