You never know when you might suffer a dental emergency. If you have a broken tooth, are experiencing severe mouth discomfort or having uncontrolled bleeding in the mouth or gums, you should see an emergency dentist right away.
It is The Park Practice’s policy to endeavour to make you an emergency dental appointment on the same day. Outwith normal practice hours, call our number and you will be directed to an emergency call-out service. Failing this, you can call 111 for direct contact to the emergency services.
A dental emergency can include a number of issues and it is all relative to the amount of pain and trauma you are experiencing. In general, we consider the following to count as dental emergencies;
Broken or missing teeth
Severe trauma to the mouth, gums or teeth
Uncontrolled bleeding after a recent extraction or procedure
Sudden swelling of the mouth or gums
Broken or badly damaged braces (such as the wires or brackets)
Damage to exiting crowns, dental implants or dentures
Although this list covers the most common dental emergencies, we do not see it as exclusive. If you are experiencing large amounts of pain in the or around the mouth area, you should phone our practice immediately so we can assist you with your dental emergency.
By getting in contact with The Park Practice dental clinic in Glasgow, we can assist you in your dental emergency and ensure that you take the correct course of action depending on your circumstance.
Leaving serious issues such as broken teeth, bleeding gums or severe trauma to the mouth unresolved can have significant consequences further down the road. It is always best to get these sorts of issues treated as soon as possible.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a dental emergency then get in contact with our expert team so we can help you take the appropriate actions. Even if we are unable to fit you in for an emergency appointment, we will advise you on the best course of action and out you in touch with the emergency services if we deem it necessary.
We understand that dental emergencies seem unpredictable and unavoidable, and often they are! However, by practicing the following steps, you can do your best to avoid any future dental emergencies – although this is by no means guaranteed.
Brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once a day
Visit your dentist for regular check-ups –once every 6 months
Get in contact with a dentist as soon as you feel any pain or discomfort in your mouth
Fully follow aftercare guidelines after any dental work or procedures
Replace any loose crowns or implants immediately
See to fillings or other tooth issues quickly upon notice
Always seek professional dental advice if you have any type of issues involving mouth pain, bleeding gums or other types of mouth discomfort.
By practicing these simple steps, you will out yourself in the best possible situation to avoid any future dental emergencies. Of course, a missing or broken tooth can happen suddenly and cannot be prevented, but in general, following these guidelines will help keep your mouth pain free and out of any serious harm.