I think I’ve broken my tooth…

I think I’ve broken my tooth…
27/04/2015 76 Harley Street

Perhaps the most common dental emergency is that of a broken tooth or crown. You should see a dentist as soon as possible as the network of blood vessels and nerves in the centre of the tooth (known as the pulp) may be at risk of infection.

Will I be able to get an emergency dental appointment?

At 76 Harley Street, our specialist dental practice in central London, we guarantee our emergency dental patients will be seen immediately and, providing your health does not require us to delay, we will carry out any necessary emergency dental treatment within 24 hours. Furthermore, our Dental Practice Guarantee stipulates that the same dental fees apply to all treatments.

What treatment will I need?

If a fragment of your tooth has broken off, it may be possible to reattach it to the tooth. Do not attempt to re-implant it yourself; place it instead in a clean container and cover with milk or saliva and take to the dentist. When you call specialist dental practice 76 Harley Street to make your emergency appointment, we will talk you through what to do. If the affected tooth is a molar and a section of the chewing surface has broken away, a filling or crown may be required. A chip in the edge of a front tooth may be replaced by tooth-coloured filling.

A more significant course of treatment will be necessary if the break is halfway down and the pulp is damaged; if this is the case, you will be referred immediately to one of our endodontic specialists who may need to perform root canal treatment to remove the damaged pulp before it gets infected, before filling the space and sealing with a filling or crown. With our specialist dentists on hand, our London patients can feel confident they will swiftly receive expert care, minimising the disruption a dental emergency can cause in their busy lives.

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