Emergency gum treatment appointment near King's Cross
Gum disease should not be ignored; booking an emergency gum treatment appointment if your gums are inflamed, can save you a lot of pain and even money.
It isn’t commonly known that the damages caused by gum disease are irreversible. If your gums become infected and the condition is not treated promptly by a dentist, they are likely to only get worse over time. Bacteria, entering the mouth through food can further irritate the gum infection, leading to gum loss and consequently, to teeth loss. Furthermore, gum disease is a health hazard, endangering the overall health through infection.
Our specialists and dentists have been extensively trained in providing emergency dental treatment and instant pain relief, and have served Londoners for over 20 years.
Book an appointment online or give our friendly receptionists a call at 020 8748 9365.
If you have suffered a trauma, you may have been lucky to not have affected the teeth. Your gums, however, may have suffered and become irritated or even damaged. If you’ve experienced gum trauma, book an emergency gum treatment appointment as soon as possible.
What not to do if you’ve suffered gum trauma?
Avoid drinking, eating, and smoking before seeing your doctor. Self-medicating may also be dangerous, particularly if you have any pre-existing health conditions, or are taking blood-thinning medication. If your gums are bleeding and you need to stop the blood, apply a small piece of clean, moist cloth over the bleeding area and try not to move it. If possible, apply a cold compress on the outside of the mouth. Do not warm up the place – this can increase the bleeding.
We accept walk-in patients for emergency appointments. Where possible, give our friendly reception team a call on your way to the clinic to ensure you’re seen as promptly as possible.
Gum disease (periodontal disease, gingivitis): is it an emergency?
Gingivitis and periodontal disease develop slowly over time and are unlikely to appear as a dental emergency. Nonetheless, the results of developed gum infection can cause a dental emergency, accompanied by pain, bleeding, and irritation in the gums.
You mustn’t postpone your gum treatment. The collection of bacteria which happens under the gums can cause an infection in the entire body. The symptoms may be similar to a general cold or flu, with the additional bleeding of the gums. If left untreated, the gums become more and more affected over time, slowly exposing the root of the gums. The result can be the need for tooth extraction and even bone loss.
How to know if you need gum treatment?
To identify if you require gum treatment, monitor your gums for redness, swelling, irritation, bleeding (even if mild), bad breath.
To avoid the need for emergency gum treatment, brush your teeth at least twice a day, avoid sweet and starchy foods, and visit a dental hygienist at least twice a year.
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