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What is a Dental Emergency?

What is a Dental Emergency?
What is a Dental Emergency?

Are you suffering with dental pain, trauma, swelling, or toothache? Don’t delay, book your emergency dental appointment at Bow Lane Dental Group today. When you need to get out of pain quickly, our same-day emergency dental service is available for our registered patients. Our highly experienced team will work to immediately fix the problem, and will also put together a follow-up dental treatment plan to ensure you do not suffer with dental pain in the longer term.

What is a dental emergency? There are a number of circumstances that would be classed as a dental emergency. Any kind of tooth ache or tooth pain – including wisdom tooth pain – is something that we would want to treat as soon as possible, because we believe that no one needs to be suffering in this way.Facial swelling is also classed as a dental emergency as this could be a sign of an abscess. This would cause a lot of tenderness and pain around the swollen area, something that would require immediate treatment. If you notice swelling or experience pain in your gums this may also be a sign of infection, which is another symptom that we would want to treat quickly.Dental trauma, such as a broken tooth, filling, denture, crown, veneer, or even orthodontic bracket or wire is also classed as a dental emergency, so if the unthinkable happens make sure you book your emergency dental appointment to ensure your smile is back on point!

What if I have a toothache?

Toothache is one of the main reasons our patients book in emergency dental appointments with us. Below we discuss the causes of toothache and how you can cure it. Remember, Bow Lane Dental team are here to help get you out of pain and improve your oral health.

So, what is toothache?

Toothache refers to pain in and around the teeth and jaws. This is usually caused by tooth decay. Toothache can be felt in many ways, and it can come and go or be constant. Toothache can also be caused by infections, injury or loss of a tooth.

What causes toothache?

Toothache occurs from inflammation of the central portion of the tooth called pulp. The pulp contains nerve endings that become very sensitive to pain. Inflammation of the pulp or ‘pulpitis’ may be caused by dental cavities, trauma, and also infection.

Symptoms of a toothache

The symptoms and pain can vary from mild to severe depending on each individual’s experience. Many people experience tender areas such as a tender jaw, ear pain, sinus problems, headaches and even occasional heart problems. The pain can be mild or severe

  • Pain when chewing
  • Sensitive to both hot and cold temperatures
  • Swelling around the tooth
  • Swelling of the jaw
  • Trauma or injury to the area
  • Bleeding from around a tooth or gums

How do I prevent toothache?

You can prevent the majority of dental problems by brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing and booking a hygiene appointment with us twice a year.We also recommend limiting your intake of sugary foods and drinks. Our dentist James Goolnik has published his very own cookbook ‘Kick Sugar’, which includes a 14-day sugar challenge. Limiting sugar will not only improve your overall health, but it will look after your teeth, gums and mouth too! You can get a copy of the Kick Sugar cookbook here. You can also head over to Rewards Project to download FREE resources to help you on your #KickSugar journey.

Kick Sugar Cookbook

If you need fast relief and can’t get to your dentist straight away, we recommend Oraljel Dental Gel. Orajel Dental Gel can be used to rapidly relieve the pain caused by a broken tooth or a tooth that may require a filling.

Orajel Dental

If the gum is also sore around the tooth in question, you can try Curasept. Curasept protects and maintains healthy gums and also protects against bacterial plaque.


We recommend coming to visit us if:

  • Pain is not relieved by over-the-counter medication
  • You begin to experience extreme pain after a tooth extraction
  • If the pain is associated with the gums or face
  • If your wisdom teeth are causing pain

Emergency dental treatment in London Based in central London, Bow Lane Dental Group is perfectly placed to deal with your dental emergency when you need us. Just give us a call on 020 7236 3600 if you are experiencing any form of dental pain, trauma or infection. If the practice is closed and you are a registered patient you will be provided with the out of hours number to contact.

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