Urgent dental care

Urgent dental care

When to seek urgent dental care?

There are so many dental problems that need to be addressed by the dental professional. However, not all dental concerns need immediate treatment, and it can be hard to decide which of these are dental emergencies. In certain situations like dental trauma or toothache, delaying treatment can mean you may suffer tooth loss or something serious.

So, How to know if you need urgent dental care? Read ahead as we mention six signs and symptoms that can signal that you need urgent dental care.



Dental pain can occur due to several reasons, like food or an object stuck between the teeth, but the most common causes are untreated dental decay and abscess.

If you are experiencing severe and prolonged tooth pain, you may be suffering from a teeth sensitivity or even an impacted wisdom tooth. Sharp shooting and continuous tooth pain is clear sign that you need to consult a dentist. Our dentist will do a thorough oral examination combined with some x-rays to determine the root cause of your dental pain during your appointment. Once they have identified the problem, they will advise you on proper treatment. Dental pain management may involve undergoing a procedure like a root canal treatments and other restorative procedures. If your pain is due to third molars, our dentist may advise you to get it removed. They may also prescribe some antibiotics and painkillers for infection control and pain management.

Possible complications of pericoronåitis


Swelling of the gums or face can point towards numerous things. It can be caused by an infected tooth, dental abscess, swollen lymph nodes, a cyst or a tumour. Swelling of the gums can also be due to gum diseases. If you notice facial swelling, it could be an emergency and needs urgent dental care. Please reach out to us to schedule an appointment at our dental clinic today.

Symptoms of periodontitis


Bleeding from gums or oral soft tissue can be due to gum diseases or dental trauma. Bacteria in the mouth metabolise sugars from the food we eat to release toxic substances into the oral cavity. These noxious substances cause dental decay and gum diseases. Gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis can cause bleeding from gums. It can also lead to painful and tender gums. Gum diseases destroy the jawbone and tooth-supporting structures, leading to loose teeth.

So, if you are experiencing bleeding from your gums, please consult our dentist for urgent dental care today.


Dental trauma can lead to chipped, fractured or even a knocked-out tooth. Moreover, trauma to the face can also cause injury to the gums and oral soft tissues. Delaying treatment for dental trauma leads to tooth loss, and open oral wounds can also be a source of further infections. Dental traumas require urgent dental care provided by our excellent dentist. If you ever find yourself in such a situation, call us immediately to schedule an emergency appointment.


Ulcerations and sores of the mouth can also be a reason for oral pain. Canker sores or aphthous ulcers are tiny ulcers that usually appear inside the lip, tongue or cheek. Canker sores generally heal by themselves within a week or two. However, if your mouth sore is persistent and painful, getting larger or spreading, you need urgent dental care right away.

What happens when you have rotten teeth

Altered sensation or abnormal appearance

Do you have an altered taste in your mouth? It can be due to gum disease, infections, dental abscesses or a loose feeling. Halitosis or bad breath can also be due to dry mouth or other oral infections. The reason behind altered metallic taste in the mouth and halitosis can be many and needs to be diagnosed by our dentist. Swellings and other conditions can also lead to asymmetrical and abnormal facial appearance. This may necessitate the need for urgent dental care. If you are experiencing something like this, please call us to get it checked by our excellent dentist.

Possible complications of tooth infections

Untreated tooth infections can progress to infect the surrounding tissues. It can lead to the formation of a pus-filled cavity or abscess. A dental abscess can progress and involve the facial and neck spaces. The swelling can compress the windpipe and cause difficulty breathing, which can be a life-threatening condition.

Signs and symptoms that indicate that the dental abscess has progressed

Possible complications of gum infections

Bacteria from a gum infection can break into the bloodstream and travel to infect the other organs. It can cause fever, fatigue, and a generalised feeling of unwellness, which can cause sepsis, a life-threatening disease.

What can urgent dental care do for you?

Urgent dental care provided by our excellent dentist can provide you with instant pain relief and repair a broken or traumatised tooth. It can prevent any complications which can happen due to untreated dental decay and gum diseases. Urgent dental care provided at our dental clinic will allow you to stay at the top of your oral and overall health.

In case you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, please schedule an appointment with us at our clinic for urgent dental care. If you have any questions or would like to know more about our dental treatments, please contact us, and our team will assist you.

Give us a call at 020 8748 9365