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emergency scenarios & Implications

Emergency Scenarios & Implications

Oral issues can stem from decay, trauma, or infections affecting teeth, gums, and mouth tissues. Symptoms like tooth and gum pain, bleeding, ulcers, sensitivity to temperature, and swelling indicate potential problems.
In each of these scenarios, timely intervention by a dental professional is crucial.
Delaying treatment can exacerbate the problem, leading to more complex and potentially costly treatments in the future.

Remember, early detection and treatment are the keys to resolving dental emergencies effectively.

Tooth Abscess

A serious condition where pus forms around the tooth, often due to infection. This can cause severe pain, swelling, and can spread infection to other parts of the body if not treated promptly

Gum Infection

Infections in the gums can lead to pain, swelling, and bleeding. If left untreated, it can affect the stability of your teeth and overall oral health.

Broken Tooth

A fractured or broken tooth can result from trauma, overload or decay. It’s important to address this quickly to prevent further damage or infection , potential pain, need of root treatment or loosing the tooth.

Lost Filling or Crown

A lost filling or crown can expose your tooth to further damage and infection, leading to discomfort and the need for more extensive dental work.

Implant Issues

Implant issues such as  loose screw can lead to infection, pain, implant failure, and bone loss. Immediate attention is crucial to mitigate risks and ensure the implant’s longevity and function.

Broken Retainer

Broken fixed wires or braces can cause discomfort when poking and injuring the soft tissues of the mouth, potentially leading to infections 

Painful Jaw Joint

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ) can cause pain and affect jaw movement. It’s essential to diagnose and treat TMJ to alleviate pain and restore function.

Lost Retainer

Losing removable retainers often results in orthodontic relapse, necessitating expensive and time-consuming realignments.

Oral Ulcers

Oral ulcers may signal urgent health issues, requiring prompt attention to prevent complications like infection, severe pain, or potential malignancy.

Minimize Risk of Emergencies with Regular Dentist Visits

Should you feel discomfort, tenderness, or pain in your mouth, it's crucial to seek dental care promptly.
Early-stage decay can often be resolved with a simple filling.
Waiting too long might lead to more serious issues, potentially requiring root canal treatment and extensive restorations.
Contact us for an assessment to identify the source of your pain and discuss potential treatment options.
Remember, our treatment recommendations are non-binding, allowing you to make informed decisions about your dental ca

Tooth Abscess

Pain Mangement, Pulp dressing / Root Treatment

A tooth abscess is an infection at the root of a tooth or between the tooth and gum. It can lead to swelling in the affected area. This happens when bacteria enter the tooth, usually through a cavity, crack, or chip, and infect the pulp inside. The infection can spread, causing swelling and pain, and might lead to more serious issues if not treated promptly. Dental treatment is necessary to clear the infection and relieve symptoms. To ease this pain, dentists first open the tooth under local anesthesia and place a special dressing inside. This is followed by root treatment, involving the removal of infected material, cleaning, and then filling the tooth to prevent further infection. These steps are crucial for reducing pain and saving the tooth from being removed.

Root Canal Treatment is a dental procedure used when the tooth's pulp (soft tissue inside the tooth with nerves and blood vessels) gets infected or inflamed.
This often happens due to deep decay, cracks or trauma in the tooth. The treatment involves removing the damaged pulp, cleaning the tooth's interior, and sealing it to stop further infection. Root Canal Treatment is a key procedure to save your natural tooth and stop pain, helping to avoid the need for tooth removal. For more complex root treatments, it's recommended to refer to an ENDODONTIST. An Endodontist is a dentist who has undergone specialized postgraduate training specifically in the field of root canal treatments. This advanced training equips them with the expertise needed for complex and delicate procedures which often require the use of a microscope to ensure precision and the best possible outcome. Angel Smile Dental is a referral clinic for Root Canal Treatments. Our Endodontist, Dr. Dennis Aydan, is highly skilled and knowledgeable, holding an MSc degree from prestigious King's College London. Dr. Aydan performs all root treatments using a microscope and the latest and most modern available procedures. This ensures that patients receive the most advanced and effective care for their root canal needs.

Gum Infection

Pericoronitis is one form of gum infection, a common condition where the gum tissue around a wisdom tooth becomes infected or inflamed, often due to partial eruption that creates a space for bacteria to thrive. In emergency situations, treatment typically involves managing the infection and inflammation,possibly antibiotics and mouth rinses. Long-term, extraction of the wisdom tooth is usually considered to prevent recurrence. This is particularly recommended when pericoronitis episodes are frequent or severe, as extraction effectively removes the source of infection and potential for future complications.

Broken Tooth

If you've broken a tooth, depending on the fracture's extent, we can repair it with a white composite filling, a veneer or a crown. (watch the animation below) These restorations are color-matched to your natural teeth for a seamless look. We prioritize safe, high-quality materials, using metal-free crowns typically made from ceramic or zirconia, avoiding any use of amalgam or mercury-containing materials.
Our approach ensures both aesthetic and functional restoration of your chipped tooth.

Painful Jaw Joint

Our lower jaw is joined to our skull via the temporomandibular joint. Painful jaw joints, or TMJ disorder is one of the most typical causes of jaw pain and can have various causes and symptoms: Causes: Jaw injury or trauma. Teeth grinding (bruxism). Arthritis in the TMJ. Misalignment of teeth or jaw. Stress, causing tightening of jaw muscles (Clenching). Symptoms: Jaw pain or tenderness. Difficulty in opening the mouth wide. Clicking, popping, or grating sounds in the jaw joint. Jaw locking. Headaches or migraines. Ear pain or ringing. Assessing jaw joint pain professionally includes a thorough examination with specific measures: evaluating bite registration, conducting panoramic X-rays, and in certain cases, MRI scans. These detailed assessments help in accurately diagnosing the condition and planning effective treatment strategies. Dental Treatments could be offered : Mouthguards for teeth grinding. Correction of teeth alignment. Stress reduction techniques. Exercises to strengthen jaw muscles. Pain management using medications or therapies. These treatments aim to alleviate symptoms, correct underlying issues, and improve jaw function. At Angel Smile, we assess the problem, design, and manufacture custom-made appliances such as splints and guards to assist individuals in overcoming TMJ syndrome so they can chew and smile comfortably. In some cases, alignment of teeth using braces or Invisalign work well on the jaw joint since misaligned teeth and bites frequently result in joint issues.

Implant Issues

If you're facing issues with an implant placed elsewhere, we advise contacting your dentist who placed it first, as they're familiar with its very specifics and potential complications. In cases where they're not available, our team, led by Dr. Amenien (MSc Implant Dentistry) , who has extensively experience with various implant systems will provide assistance. However, due to the complexity of implant issues, resolution may require more than one visit. If you're experiencing issues with an implant that was placed at our clinic, please contact us and visit as soon as possible.

In general, immediate attention to implant problems is crucial to prevent more complex and difficult treatments in the future. We're here to provide prompt and effective care for any concerns with your implant.

Retainer & Brace Issues

Dental emergencies can occur with orthodontic devices like fixed retainers and braces. Here's an overview: Broken Fixed Retainer: Requires prompt repair to maintain teeth alignment. Braces Issues: Broken brackets or wires need immediate attention to avoid soreness and trauma to soft tissue, discomfort and potential treatment delays. Lost or Broken Removable Retainer: Urgent as it risks teeth moving back to their original position, leading to relapse and potential costly realignment. Acting quickly in these situations is crucial to ensure continuous and effective orthodontic treatment and to avoid further complications. In case of orthodontic emergencies, subject to availability we endeavor to book you for an assessment appointment and when possible treatment on the same day.

Most Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants

A artificial tooth roots made of titanium that are surgically placed into the jawbone. They serve as sound anchors for replacement teeth, such as crowns or dentures.

The procedure is under local numbness and pain free. In most cases patients report only minor discomfort after the procedure. The discomfort may extend to few days for more complex cases , however even those mostly manageable with over the counter pain killers.  Dr Amenien is an expert in Computer Assisted Implant Surgery  that facilitates  minimally invasive approach. With the precise virtual planning and guide, he can often perform the surgery with much smaller incisions, reducing discomfort and speeding up the recovery process.

With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last over 10 years. Regular check-ups and good oral hygiene are key to their longevity.

Generally, anyone with good oral and overall health can be a candidate for dental implants. However, a thorough evaluation is necessary to determine suitability.

The initial healing process takes a few days to a week. Full osseointegration (bone bonding) can take 2-6 months. It varies by individual and the complexity of the case.

The cost of one single implant is £1400 ( use Special offer voucher code ASW1023 and get £200 off )  The implant needs to be restored with a post crown which depending function and aesthetic demand starts from £1200. You need a CBCT Scan which costs £95 . This fee will be credited towards your treatment if treatment plan is approved (free CBCT and intraoral Scans). Please see the full pricings at our fee section: Implant fees

Short implants can be a viable option when bone availability is limited. They often eliminate the need for extensive bone grafting and can provide excellent stability and function.

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