Crystal Dental Care has been specialising in providing emergency dental care to patients since it first opened its doors in June 2008 and the practice uses the latest in cutting edge technology to provide ethical, quality dental care in Wood Green, North London, in comfortable surroundings.
Besides 24 Hour Emergency dental care the practice’s team of in house specialists also provide a full dentistry service including cosmetic dentistry, root canal treatments, Zoom Teeth Whitening, gum treatments, crowns and bridges and dental implants as well as white fillings and gold and porcelain restorations.
Its location as a dentist in the heart of North London and the transport links available means that its experienced dental team can provide emergency dentistry for patients living in London, North London, Hertfordshire and Essex. If you need to see an emergency dentist in North London or further afield just call to make an appointment.
Dental emergencies cover a range of symptoms and situations and can be a toothache, painful abscess, a broken denture, dental swelling, fractured tooth or a dental trauma or accident when a patient needs immediate dental care and attention.
A dental emergency is typically when a patient is experiencing pain, distress or loss of function with the potential for the situation to get worse if left untreated.
At Crystal Dental Care in Wood Green, North London, its team of specialist dentists are skilled at providing emergency dental care sympathetically and professionally and are practised at putting patients at ease when they are feeling anxious. You do not have to be a registered patient at the practice in order to make an appointment for dental care in an emergency.
The service provides a 24-hour emergency dental service for 365 days a year with immediate appointments day and night.
Toothache is the most common dental emergency and is usually related to changes in the pulp of the tooth. Reversible pulpitis is usually triggered by changes in temperature and sweet food. The pain is usually mild and won’t keep you awake at night. Treatment involves removal of any decay and the placement of a sedative dressing. Irreversible pulpitis can cause long-lasting pain and can disturb sleep. It can be resolved be either root canal treatment or a tooth extraction.
Other causes of toothaches are sensitivity caused from chipped, lost dental fillings, abrasion and gum recession.
Lost and broken fillings
Lost and broken filling are common dental emergencies. There could be sharp edges that lead to oral ulcers and there may be sensitivity to hot and cold foods. Treatment usually involves replacement of the missing or broken filling.
Loose or de-bonded crowns are another common dental prosthetic emergency. Treatment usually involves cleaning adhesive from the surface of the crown and the tooth itself. The crown is then put back in place with a dental adhesive.
Sports injuries and trips or falls are just some of the causes of dental trauma and treatment depends on the seriousness of the trauma and the length of time that has passed since the trauma was sustained.
Injuries involving the tooth structure include fracture of the tooth and root or root fracture with sensitivity to cold and pain to the touch or when biting.
Time is of the essence when it comes to treating injuries involving the whole body of the tooth. When a tooth is knocked out completely it is known as an avulsion.
You should be seen within 60 minutes of the injury. Avoid scrubbing the tooth and keep it moist either in your cheek, in the socket itself, in milk or in a contact lens solution. Successful outcomes of replanting and splinting the tooth in place depend on keeping the tooth moist and being seen as soon as possible. The tooth will be regularly monitored and root canal treatment may be needed at a later stage.
Crystal Dental Care – Emergency Dentist London
143 Durnsford Road
Tel: 020 8245 7575/020 8374 0080
Mob: 07436 809 977