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The dentist in Luton can treat chipped teeth

So you have chipped a tooth (or maybe more than one), and now you wish to look for a local dentist in Luton who may be able to help you. It might be that you require an emergency dental appointment to help resolve this problem quickly. If you believe this is the case, or you are unsure whether you require emergency treatment, please contact us at Bramingham Dental, and we will be pleased to advise you further.

If you have a concern outside of our working hours, then the NHS 111 service is a great resource for further advice on this. Importantly, if you are experiencing extreme pain or heavy bleeding, then you must visit your local accident and emergency department.

If you have chipped a tooth, you are likely to experience some pain or discomfort; this is, of course, affected by the severity of the injury you have sustained to your teeth. Depending on this severity and your pain, you may be advised to book an emergency dental appointment with your dentist in Luton.

What can I expect from an emergency appointment?

Whether it is a chipped tooth that requires fixing or replacing or a missing tooth that needs re-implanting or replacing, then you may be concerned about heightened pain during your emergency appointment. Rest assured, if necessary, the injured area can be numbed with local anaesthesia during your examination. If re-implantation is required, You must see our dentist in Luton as soon as possible because the chances of successful re-implantation are higher, the sooner you address it.

We would start by thoroughly checking your mouth and teeth; this may involve x-rays, depending on the nature of your injury. We will reduce the risk of infection by sterilising the injured area. Any damaged teeth will be restored either temporarily or permanently on the spot where possible. In some cases, an extraction may be the best course of action going forward. If this is the case for you, we will discuss dental implants and other replacement options with you.

Of course, sometimes you will attend an emergency appointment for other problems, including the loss of a filling, which needs replacing, or a persistent toothache. You may require lost or broken crowns to be replaced or treatment for an abscess, all of which can be addressed during an emergency dental appointment with us at Bramingham Dental. Of course, if our dentist decides that you need another appointment, this would be discussed with you. Seeking medical attention for these things quickly not only promotes faster healing but also helps to preserve any remaining natural teeth by preventing further decay, for example. In turn, this can mitigate additional dental issues in the future.

What are my next steps?

If you have an urgent dental need, please do not suffer in silence. Our dental team at Bramingham Dental would be happy to discuss your needs with you over the phone or in person and offer you advice on where to receive proper care for your situation. We would be delighted to help you on your way to smiling again.


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