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Sep 2013

Emergency Dental Treatment

Emergency dentistry can involve many different forms of dental care. What does this entail? We have compiled a short list of emergency dental items and the likely treatment required. SEVERE TOOTH PAIN The classic dental emergency is severe tooth pain which is constant, throbbing, non relieved by pain killers, tender to pressure and touch. Often this is a term called 'irreversible pulpitis' and the likely treatment is root canal treatment of the tooth. If this is the case, the emergency phase will involve removing the inflamed pulp tissue from inside the tooth and placing an anti bacterial dressing to relieve the symptoms. If there is adequate time, often the root canal treatment can be completed in one session depending on the level of infection, if any is present. DENTAL INFECTION A dental infection will typically involve swelling of the tissues which will be visible extra or intra orally (outside or inside the mouth). The cause of the infection may be from a number of sources including the gums, roots of the teeth, wisdom teeth or soft tissues. It is important to identify the source and drain the infection as soon as possible. A course of anti biotics is often required. It may not be possible to undergo any prolonged treatment if an infection is present. FRACTURED TEETH If a tooth fractures and the pulp (nerve) is not exposed, then often a routine filling is the treatment of choice. In many instances, a temporary cover will be placed to protect the tooth and an appointment booked to restore the tooth at a later date. LOOSE OR UNSTUCK CROWNS It is important to keep the crown if it has become unstuck and present it to the dentist at the emergency visit. If it is simply the glue that has failed, then re cementing the crown is the treatment of choice. If for whatever reason the crown cannot be cemented, then the tooth will be protected with a temporary crown or cover for definitive treatment at a later date. WHAT WE OFFER If you have a dental emergency, please call us immediately. You will be seen on the day during our normal working hours. Outside of our working hours, please e mail info@progressivedentistry.co.uk for immediate advice.


Dec 2020

Merry Christmas!

We are now closed for the Christmas break and will re open on the 30th December for emergency appointments from 0900-1400. This will be by appointment only using our online booking facility. To make an appointment please visit: shorturl.at/fkJ18If you are registered patient, simply fill in your details and sign in. You will then be able to choose your preferred practitioner, time and date. If you are a new patient, please register. Should you simply need some advice over the festive season (dental only plea… READ MORE
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Dec 2020

Emergency Dentist at Christmas

Christmas is fast approaching and the nation prepares for a slight relaxation of the lockdown rules with mixing of up to 3 households from December 23rd to 27th which will be a welcome change albeit with likely stricter rules come January! During Christmas, it is normal for dental practices to close and take a well earned rest during the festive period. We are no exception and our doors will close from 1730 on 22nd December. However, if you have a dental emergency and would like to speak with a dentist, Dr … READ MORE
Jun 2020

We have opened our dental practice in Fulham!

We are delighted to say that from the 8th June we have opened our dental practice after a huge amount of work behind the scenes to keep our staff and patients safe. We have made a major investment in our business including: Newly painted exterior and signage. No more black!New flooring internally with a lovely white oak effect vinyl which can be steam cleanedPPE for all staff including custom made washable gowns, masks, caps, half face respirator masks by 3M and full face visorsVirus Killer air filtration u… READ MORE
May 2020

When will dentists open for emergency treatment in London?

Article written by Dr Nissit PatelOne of the most pressing issues in dentistry at the moment is when will we be able to re open for emergency dental appointments. It is has been nearly 2 months since we were forced to close our doors. Despite what the Government may say, on the 25th March the Chief Dental Officer stated: All routine, non-urgent dental care including orthodontics should be stopped anddeferred until advised otherwise.All practices should establish (independently or by collaboration with other… READ MORE


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