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Preventing Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies never seem to happen at a convenient time and there is nothing worse than being in pain or discomfort due to dental problems. If you do happen to be in this situation, then you can rest assured we will do everything we can to get you in to see an emergency dentist in Watton as soon as possible. Our aim during this appointment will be to diagnose the problem and to provide appropriate treatment so you will no longer be in pain. It is highly likely you will need to return to Clarence House Dental Care at a later date so we can provide further treatment to restore a damaged tooth or to rectify the problem that caused the emergency.

dental emergenciesWe know it isn’t always possible to prevent dental emergencies but there are various things you can do to reduce your personal risk of needing an emergency dentist in Watton. By taking appropriate precautions, you are less likely to have a badly infected tooth or to suffer an injury to teeth and jaws.

The Value of Preventative Dentistry

We can’t emphasise enough the importance of good preventative dentistry and this is why we strongly suggest our patients come to see us every six months for a dental examination and professional hygiene treatment. By doing so, you will greatly reduce your risk of a dental emergency because we will be able to pick up any small signs that something is wrong before it begins to cause you unwanted symptoms. Another huge advantage of doing this is that any treatment required is likely to be much cheaper, less invasive and quicker to complete. By placing a small filling as soon as a cavity appears, we can preserve more of your natural tooth rather than waiting until you develop toothache and perhaps require emergency root canal treatment. In the worst case a tooth infection can develop into a dental abscess and by this stage it is much trickier for us to try and save the tooth and you may end up losing it completely.

Our hygiene treatments will help keep your gums strong and healthy by removing hardened plaque from your teeth before it can cause any long-term damage to your teeth and gums. This treatment is also excellent for helping to give your smile a bit of added sparkle and it should leave you with nice fresh breath. Don’t forget to ask us about dental education as we can help you improve your oral hygiene routine at home.

If you like to play sports then ask our Watton dentist about custom-made mouth guards. These offer maximum protection during contact and noncontact sports and could save you a lot of money in repairing or even replacing damaged or knocked out teeth.

If it has been a while since you have visited a Watton dentist then why not contact us today to book your appointment? We can provide you with a personalised dental care plan to help reduce your risk of dental emergencies. At the same time you’ll have the confidence in knowing your smile will always look its best. Call us today on 01953 882777.

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