Emergency Dental Treatment
If you are in need of emergency dental treatment, please call us now on 016683620
What is a dental emergency?
If you have an urgent dental problem, such as:
- Extreme Pain
- Broken Teeth
or something similar, please call us ASAP so we can schedule an appointment with the dentist as soon as possible.
Reasons for an Emergency Dental Treatment
We always strive to ensure that all our patients leave us smiling
I was so nervous and anxious about going to the dentist after a long time … And now I am not afraid anymore and I feel very happy to have Miriam Kenny as my dentist. I recomend her 100% I was very nervous and scared when going to a dentist, because after many years without going, because of pregnancy, breastfeeding, etc., I was very scared … but Miriam is a very professional woman. I feel in very good hands. And happy to no longer fear going to the dentist! I recommend it 100%
February 12, 2019
frequently Asked Questions
Children and adults alike can chip their teeth while engaging in sports and other physical activities. You must visit your dentist as soon as possible after chipping your teeth. If possible, try to find the chipped part and save it. You can rinse it lightly with warm water if there is dirt or grime on it. Place it carefully in a cup or ziplock bag filled with milk or saline water, and take it to the dentist with you.
Do not eat anything too hot or cold as you may experience severe temperature sensitivity. If required, take some over-the-counter painkillers, like paracetamol or ibuprofen, to relieve pain. You can also bite down on a gauze or cotton piece to control the bleeding until you reach the dental clinic. Our dentist may be able to reattach the tooth piece if conditions are favourable, so fear not.
Sometimes, teeth can crack after a fall or biting on something very hard. You might feel pain because of this.
It can be terrifying to have your tooth knocked out but remember that you can save your tooth if you act quickly and rush to your dentist. Dentists often treat this type of dental emergency, so stay calm and act smartly. If you reach the dental clinic within 60 mins, there is a greater chance of your tooth reattaching itself to the socket. The longer you wait, the lower is your chance of being able to save the tooth.
First things first, pick up the tooth with its crown portion and rinse it with some clean, lukewarm water to clean any dirt on it. Do not touch the root part of the tooth at any cost, as this will damage the root fibers needed for re-attachment. Do not blow on the tooth or dry it with paper towels, tissues, etc. Gently push the tooth back into the socket and bite down slowly to keep it in place till you reach the dental clinic for emergency care. If you cannot put the tooth back into the socket, store it in a cup or glass filled with milk, saltwater, or a save-a-tooth solution available at your local pharmacy. You can even use your saliva to carry the tooth in or place the tooth in your cheek area till you reach the dentist. But do not try this method on children as they may accidentally swallow the tooth if kept in the mouth.
Once you reach the clinic, our dentist will rinse your tooth socket thoroughly and insert the tooth back in it. They will attach supporting wires or a splint to keep the tooth in place as it heals. Over the next couple of weeks, the body will heal itself, and your tooth will be back to being healthy and strong.
A blow to the face or fall may cause injury to the face and mouth region’s soft tissues. You may have bleeding wounds and possibly some fractures. You should call us immediately for advice or go straight to your nearest hospital Emergency Department.
Severe tooth pain may not allow you to eat, sleep, or perform daily activities. A toothache can be due to an infection that has reached the pulp tissue, a dental abscess, a cracked tooth, or inflammation of the nerves surrounding the tooth. If you experience pain even after taking over-the-counter painkillers, then you should call us to arrange an urgent appointment.
When tooth decay or gum disease are not treated at the right time, the infection travels to the root region and progresses to an abscess. A dental abscess is a pus-filled area near the root and gums, caused by a bacterial infection that has traveled down from an infected pulp to the root. A dental abscess should be treated as an emergency because the infection can travel through the jawbone and into the surrounding soft tissues and even other parts of the body through the blood. The infection can turn into something quite serious and cause swellings in the face. Dental abscesses cause intense pain in the affected tooth and surrounding gums, which increases in severity over time. You may also experience pain in the ear, jaw and neck region. Application of pressure on biting and heat can intensify this pain. If there is facial swelling, you may find it difficult to swallow or open your mouth properly. Some patients may also get a fever from the dental abscess.
If you feel you have a dental abscess, call us to book an appointment with your dentist to treat the abscess. Try to take over-the-counter painkillers to relieve your tooth pain. You can use cold compresses and saltwater rinses to alleviate some of your pain. Also, avoid eating any hard, spicy or hot foods. Choose soft foods to prevent applying any unnecessary pressure on the abscess.
Miriam Kenny Morehampton Dental Practice
Your Trusted Dental Clinic
Our practice is based on providing a high standard of modern dentistry in a friendly, professional manner. It is our mission to help our patients maintain their teeth and a healthy mouth for their lifetime.
Our entire team is committed to this ideal. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from returning patients and referrals of their family and friends. We welcome and are grateful for these referrals.
It has been normal for a long time in modern dentistry to sterilise instruments after use and to clean and disinfect surfaces.
With the current Covid-19 pandemic we are paying particular attention to our normal cross-infection practices, but in addition, we are keeping the practice well ventilated (it may feel cold) and we use a special Fogging machine with Hypochlorous acid (HOCL) which is an all-natural antimicrobial agent made from salt and water by an electrolysis unit. Fogging of each surgery is carried out between patients after any treatment involving an aerosol.
To reduce aerosol production during procedures with the dentist we most often use a little device called a rubber dam —.50 this isolates the immediate teeth we are working with & protects the back of mouth. During hygienist treatment we are using an extra suction device outside of the mouth, this also reduces aerosol production.
We offer modern dentistry in a friendly professional caring environment.
The practice is owned & directed by Miriam Kenny and as the business owner and the principal healthcare professional, I am primarily interested in providing evidence-based dental healthcare. This means my priority is to help my dental patients to maintain their own natural teeth in a healthy mouth for their lifetime.
We can help improve your smile - we offer a range of options depending on what is most appropriate for you, from tooth whitening to composite bonding to ceramic veneers, crowns and bridges.
How Much do Emergency Dental Treatment cost?
At Miriam Kenny Morehampton Dental Practice we aim to provide state of the art, quality affordable dental treatment to all.
The cost of emergency treatment depends on what treatment is needed during your visit, as soon as the dentist here has mand an assessment, the options of the treatments and costs will be explained to you.
Addin to this, we also offer a treatment plan which reduces the cost of dental treatments in general.
It was with this in mind that we created our affordable dental plans, which helps us to keep your teeth, gums and oral health in tip-top shape.
With our Practice Plan, you will attend every 6 months with the hygienist and once yearly for your dental examination and have no fees to pay at these visits. The cost of these visits is covered by your monthly subscription – this is as low as €14.50 or €21, depending on whether you qualify for the “PRSI” benefit.