Other Dental Emergencies
Toothaches - If you are suffering from a toothache, take some painkillers such as paracetamol or nurofen and seek care as soon as possible. Severe dental pain is often associated with an abscessed tooth which may need antibiotics as well.
Facial Swelling - If you are experiencing swelling around your jaw-line or cheeks, you should seek medical advice immediately. Either contact your local dentist or visit the emergency department to get to the root of the swelling as soon as possible.
Lost Filling - A lost filling can leave sharp edges and lead to cuts on the tongue and cheeks if left untreated. If there is no pain, use bluetac or wax to smooth the edge over until you can visit your local dentist. If you are experiencing pain, contact your local dentist immediately.
Soft Tissue Injuries - This includes cuts, tears, and punctures to the tongue, cheeks or lips. Try to clean the wound straight away and visit your local dentist or emergency department as soon as possible. If bleeding persists, place pressure on the wound using gauze.
Your dentist will be the best person to evaluate your emergency situation and provide the best possible treatment to make sure you are looked after.