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Emergency Dentist

We are aware that any dental emergencies can be uncomfortable and painful. It’s crucial that you visit a dental practice as soon as possible as, the longer you wait, the more likely it is that it will become a bigger problem. Our goal at 33 Dental is to diagnose your dental problem, go over possible treatments with you, and cure your discomfort the same day that you contact us.

Try to determine the cause of any oral pain you may be experiencing, whether it be in your tooth, gums, or jaw. Follow the advice we’ve provided below to relieve your discomfort before making an urgent appointment at 33 Dental.

What is a dental emergency?

Any damage to the teeth or gums can be extremely serious, therefore you should get in touch with 33 Dental right away. Ignoring a dental issue could make it more likely that irreversible harm would result in more expensive treatments.

Common dental issues considered emergencies are as follows:

  • Toothache or swelling that could be an indication of a gum or tooth infection
  • Severe dental pain or facial discomfort that cannot be treated with over-the-counter analgesics
  • Face, mouth, or teeth injuries following a recent accident or incident
  • Getting a permanent tooth knocked out
  • Bleeding that is uncontrollable after tooth extraction
  • Severe oedema in the lips or face that is deteriorating

What happens when I arrive?

In order to assess the degree of the injury or pain, our dental experts will pose a series of questions to you.

If the injury or illness is serious after our skilled clinical staff has completed the triage, you will be treated appropriately. Typically, we advise patients to phone triage prior to visiting the clinic. Even if the pain could be severe, not all situations can be resolved right away. By calling ahead of time, we can help you avoid the journey or even provide you with some important first-aid advice while you travel to our facility.

Emergency dental care in Leicester

All of our Leicestershire emergency patients are treated with compassion, empathy, and helpfulness, just as we would hope to be treated ourselves. We provide experienced guidance on the best procedures to use in order to relieve your tooth pain as quickly and efficiently as possible.

During our regular business hours, we provide dental emergency appointments to practice patients. Please call us as soon as you can since we will try our best to see emergency patients as soon as we can.

We can still assist you with your dental emergency if you are not one of our current patients, but you will be charged a one-time private fee to be seen, then we will give you a quote for any treatment to get you out of any pain or discomfort.

What should I do if I have toothache?

The best over-the-counter pain relievers for toothaches are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medications like ibuprofen. Toothaches can be excruciatingly painful, but there are certain over-the-counter pain relievers that can help.

NSAIDs may be more effective for treating dental pain because they are both effective painkillers and anti-inflammatories.

Never apply any pain reliever to the gums close to an aching tooth since it could burn the tissue there. Always read the label for contraindications, adverse effects, and maximum doses and get advice from your pharmacist.

How do I know if I have a dental abscess?

Abscesses are infections that develop at a tooth’s base or between the gums and teeth. You should get in touch with us right away if you are experiencing severe discomfort, whether or not your face or gums are swollen. This could be an indication of an infection or an abscess.

The bacteria that is causing the swelling, tissue damage, and infection may need to be killed with antibiotics; this should help to lessen the pain.

How to handle trauma to the face or mouth

Apply pressure using a cold compress for at least 5 to 10 minutes after cleaning the afflicted region with a moderate salt-water solution.

Contact us as soon as possible so we can set up an emergency appointment for you. Call NHS 111 or go to the closest A&E facility if the accident occurs after business hours.

What to do if you knock out a tooth?

If a tooth is put back in its socket within an hour of being knocked out, it has the best chance of survival.

Recover the tooth right away, hold it by the crown (the part that is typically visible in the mouth), and, if the tooth root is unclean, rinse it with water. Don’t clean it or take out any tissue pieces that are still connected. Try to reposition the tooth if at all possible. Ensure the appropriate direction is facing. Do not push it into the socket.

Put the tooth in a small container of milk if reinserting it is not an option (or cup of water that contains a pinch of table salt, if milk is not available).

Contact us as soon as possible so we can set up an emergency appointment for you. Call NHS 111 or go to the closest A&E facility if the accident occurs after business hours.

I’m not a 33 Dental patient but I have an emergency, can you help?

Both registered and unregistered patients can receive dental care from us. As Leicester’s top dentists, your recovery is our top priority. Contact us right away to find out how we can assist with your emergency.

Your oral health is our top priority at 33 Dental. If you feel as though you may require emergency dental care or another dental treatment, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can call us on 0116 464 9002 or fill out our contact form and a member of the team will get back to you to discuss treatment options.

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COVID-19 update

Many of you will be aware that during the latest Covid 19 update dental practices have been given the green light to re-open the surgery from 8th June. Whilst this is good news, there are a number of procedures that we have being putting in place to make treatment safe for our patients and staff, as we are sure you will appreciate, this is taking some time to set up.

Our intention is, if at all possible to commence opening on the 8th June but this is entirely dependent on our ability to obtain training and appropriate PPE which as you know there is a great shortage of. This equipment will be essential for us to be able to operate.

From 8th- 29th of June we will be prioritising the most urgent of cases including those who have been experiencing problems during this lockdown period. We will contact you directly to arrange an appointment. This period may be extended if required.

Rest assured we are trying our utmost to source this PPE as soon as possible to enable us to extend our treatment further to include fillings, crown/bridge work, root treatments and surgical extractions, scale & polish ect.

We anticipate that it will be several weeks before we will be able to commence these more advanced procedures.

This is a rapidly changing environment which we are adapting to as quickly as we possibly can. We really appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this difficult period and look forward to welcoming you back to the practice soon.

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