All Posts in Category: Emergency Dentistry

Dental care at Smile Pad during COVID-19

At Smile Pad the health and wellbeing of our patients is incredibly important to us. We understand that the impact of lockdown isn’t easy and so we are doing everything we can to help support you with all your dental needs. We’re providing telephone support and advice for all our patients and we have dentists available to provide advice and guidance for any dental emergencies.

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How to manage dental pain during self-isolation

With the country’s lockdown continuing we thought that we would look at some of the ways that you can manage dental pain yourself while in self-isolation. Of course, if the pain gets worse or you have other symptoms then you may need to seek medical help with one of the best options to dial NHS 111 for your dental emergencies

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Dental anxiety – how you can overcome it and face your fear

We all know how important it is to visit the dentist regularly, but for some people, the mere thought of the dentist sends shivers down their spine and leaves them feeling nervous and anxious. And, while you may associate a fear of dentists with children, dental anxiety affects as many as 1 in 6 adults. There are different types of anxiety but most commonly these cause people to stop visiting the dentist and delay appointments until absolutely necessary. In this article, we’ll look at some of the ways that you can help overcome your fears.

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Why you shouldn’t ignore a chipped or broken tooth

Chipping or cracking a tooth is something that is relatively common with adults and children alike. While enamel is an incredibly strong substance biting hard substances such as ice can easily cause damage and chip your teeth. Teeth grinding and tooth decay can also cause your teeth to break or chip. And, while it may be tempting to just ignore a chipped tooth, especially if it is a back tooth, in this article we’ll look at the reasons why you shouldn’t ignore it.

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How to recognise, treat and prevent a dry socket

Firstly, just what is a dry socket? Alveolar osteitis or dry socket is a painful condition that occurs following tooth extraction in adults. Usually, a blood clot forms at the site of the tooth extraction and protects the bone and nerve endings and aids recovery. Where a blood clot doesn’t develop or becomes dislodged this is known as a dry socket.

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What causes your teeth to become rough

Do your teeth feel smooth to the touch when you run your tongue over them? Or, do they have a rough surface? Those with rough teeth should get their teeth checked by a dentist as it is a sure sign that your teeth need some attention. In this blog, we’ll take a look at some of the common causes of tooth erosion and also some of the solutions that can help you get the smile you’ve always dreamt of.

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The daily habits you should change to protect your teeth

While visiting the dentist regularly is an essential way to keep your teeth and gums healthy, did you know that making some simple changes to your daily habits can also make a big difference? In this blog, we’ll take a look at some of the habits that are detrimental to the health of your mouth and what you can do to make yourself more aware of the harm they cause.

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Smile anxiety – what is it and what are the common causes?

Do you find it difficult to smile in public and around people you don’t know? There are a number of reasons why you could be self-conscious about your smile and in this blog we’ll take a look at some of the most common anxieties people have about their smile and potential treatments. Many people choose to hide their smile because of insecurities about the way they think their teeth look, but thankfully a lot of these fears are easy to prevent while others are perfectly natural.

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Why You Might Need Emergency Dental Work

Emergency dental work might sound quite dramatic but it can become necessary in the most every day circumstances. Our teeth are constantly in use and while some dental emergencies are the result of an accident or injury, others can occur simply as a result of a trip or fall or even just a build up of existing problems. To help you determine when you or your family might need emergency dental work here’s our handy guide.

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When should I see an emergency dentist?

When it comes to frightening issues with our health, it’s often difficult to decide how to handle them. If you’re experiencing dental pain or bleeding then you may not know whether it’s appropriate to call an emergency dentist so here’s a quick guide to when a regular appointment is fine and when you should be seen quickly.

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