In most cases, emergency tooth extraction is only required when it is absolutely necessary to remove a tooth within 24 to 48 hours. Extreme, debilitating pain, big cracks and massive fractures, and other setups that may jeopardise a patient’s dental health are examples of emergency tooth extraction circumstances. If an emergency dentist is available, the tooth could be saved.
The removal of a problematic tooth from its socket in the bone is what is known in medical terms as dental, or tooth extraction. If a tooth is heavily decayed or fractured, your dentist will attempt to repair it with a filling, crown, or other forms of dental therapy, rather than removing the tooth. However, if your dentists discover that there is too much damage to repair the tooth, it may need to be extracted or removed.
In the case where a tooth, or area around it is badly infected and all former treatments have proven futile in preserving the tooth, an emergency tooth extraction may be the best option. However, your dentist will first discuss your best options and only propose an emergency extraction to prevent further pain, discomfort, damage or decay.
What is considered emergency dental treatment?
If you are suffering from severe toothache or uncontrollable bleeding, you may require an emergency tooth extraction. It is an emergency if for example, one or more of your teeth is loose, or if you have knocked out a permanent tooth. If there is severe swelling in the region of your jawline or you suffer from a jaw that is damaged, you should seek immediate medical attention.
Minor dental issues that are not deemed dental emergencies may include a missing crown or filling, or a chipped tooth, and do not require emergency care unless you are in extreme pain.
What happens in the case of an infected tooth?
The form of treatment utilised to treat the infection is determined by the location of the illness and how far it has progressed. In the event of an infection, germs from your mouth may enter the pulp and cause nerve damage. Therefore, tooth extraction may be required to avoid further harm.
What happens when I visit England from abroad and need an emergency tooth extraction?
Visitors from other countries will need to check their medical or travel insurance certificate to determine if they are entitled to dental treatment in the UK. Foreigners who have been in the UK for less than six months are typically considered private patients and are hence ineligible for NHS care. This means you will have to visit a private dentist like Simply Teeth Essex or call NHS Direct, but you might be able to recover the cost of the dental treatment from your travel insurance carrier.
If the worst happens, which often do on weekends and bank holidays, and you require emergency dental care for severe toothache, broken on missing tooth/teeth, or any other emergency dental treatment, Simply Teeth Essex has emergency dentists that can assist you. UK residents from other parts of the country who are on holiday in England, and who are not registered with an Essex dentist can call us for emergency assistance.