Emergency dental abscess appointment near King's Cross
Emergency dental abscess treatment may be necessary if you have developed a dental abscess and ignored it or attempted to self-medicate. Unfortunately, dental abscesses do not go away on their own and require a dental intervention, and in some cases – an antibiotic treatment.
Our dentists and specialists are extensively trained and experienced in providing emergency dental treatment. We can assist you with immediate pain relieved during an emergency dental abscess appointment, as well as a treatment plan addressing all dental concerns you have.
Book an appointment online or give our friendly receptionists a call at 020 8748 9365.
How to tell if you need an emergency dental abscess appointment?
A dental abscess is a collection of pus caused by a bacterial infection. Typically, when the abscess is located in the gums it is a visible bump which is often painful. When located in the root of the tooth, however, or inside the jaw bone, the abscess will be invisible.
There’s a characteristic foul smell which the dental abscess will cause. Along with the smell, throbbing pain may start near the abscess at first, and spread across the jaw and even the entire face over time.
Remember, that the dental abscess will not go away on its own; it is a condition which required treatment. Depending on the complexity of the case and location of the abscess a different solution will be suggested to your dentist, to allow the extraction of the pus and the healing of the bacterial infection.
What to do before going to an emergency dental abscess appointment?
A dental abscess is a bacterial infection, which is why it is essential that you avoid eating or drinking to the best of your abilities before going to the dentist. Since the bacteria is located in a favourable environment (dark and moist), it is also important to try and keep the place cool – this will make the bacteria less active and slow down the development.
Anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprophen or Paracetamol could also help slow down the development of the dental abscess and is likely to minimise the pain.
Do not apply alcohol on the gums before an emergency dental abscess treatment!
Alcohol typically helps numb down the sensation in specific areas and people often use it when experiencing dental pain. Nonetheless, alcohol can additionally irritate the gums and change the pH in your mouth, which can worsen the bacterial infection in the long run. Rinse your mouth with saltwater instead.
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