Losing a tooth is a common dental emergency. It may happen during an accident when the tooth is knocked out; after a while, if the tooth was loose; or even when biting on harder food.
If your tooth has been knocked out during an accident, you should see a dentist right away. We offer walk-in and emergency appointments, and our specialists and dentists have more than 18 years of providing emergency treatment in London.
Treating the gums is the most critical step after the loss of a tooth. If left untreated, the gums may suffer an infection which can quickly spread in the jaw, causing problems and pain in other teeth, and even damaging your general health.BOOK AN EMERGENCY APPOINTMENT ONLINE
If you still have the tooth that has fallen out, it’s essential that you see an emergency dentist immediately; the sooner the tooth is re-implanted, the higher the chance of it being re-embedded in the gum. Before you see the dentist, please attempt the steps below:
Your dentist will splint the missing tooth to the teeth next to it with either a thin piece of wire or clear plastic, so it can be held in place as it heals. Your dentist will advice you on how long this needs to be in place.
If the tooth has been lost, it must be replaced as soon as possible. The following treatments are common ways to replace missing teeth:
Not only do these procedures improve the aesthetics of your smile, but they also improve the functionality of your teeth. If a lost tooth isn’t replaced, your dental health as a whole will suffer. The remaining teeth, without the support of the missing tooth, will have to handle much more pressure when biting.
If you have a missing tooth, please call 020 8748 9365 immediately to book an emergency appointment.Book online