Emergency dentist in Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Urgent dental care in Hatfield for when you need it most.
No one plans for a dental emergency. If you find yourself requiring urgent dental care, it’s important that you know of at least one emergency dentist near you. Our Emergency Dentist, Dr Karen Andrews is highly experienced at dealing with emergency patients and has a gentle and professional approach to her patients.
Our regular patients are our priority and will always be accommodated as soon as possible, should they experience a dental emergency.
At Distinctly Dental we aim to help patients in pain as quickly as we can, so we reserve emergency dental appointment slots at our practice in Hatfield. We always make every effort to help new patients in an emergency and would encourage those in Hatfield and across Hertfordshire to contact us in an emergency.
If you need to see an expert but don’t have a dental appointment booked, call our Hatfield practice as soon as possible to arrange to see our emergency dentist.
Do I need to see an emergency dentist?
Too many patients put off seeing an emergency dentist because they don’t know if their problem warrants urgent dental care. Please bear in mind that if you have visible damage or severe pain in your teeth, gums, or mouth, you need to see a dentist as soon as you can.
Please call us to book an emergency dentist appointment if a tooth:
- You have lost a tooth
- You’ve cracked or fractured a tooth
- A tooth has become loose
- You have a tooth ache that has lasted more than two days
- Your teeth or mouth have been damaged in an accident
- You’ve had extreme tooth pain following an impact
- Tissue around your mouth, tongue, gums or lips is wounded (even if your teeth are not affected)
- You’ve lost a filling or crown
- A serious infection or abscess has developed in your mouth
- You have severe pain, swelling or bleeding following other dental treatment, such as a filling or root canal
If you experience some of the issues above, you may need to see an emergency dentist right away. Long-lasting tooth pain should never be ignored as untreated teeth can lead to serious infections, abscesses, and other dental complications.
The sooner you’re seen, the more likely it is that your emergency dentist will be able to resolve the problem and prevent further issues from developing. Call your Hatfield dental practice as soon as you possibly can to arrange an appointment with our dentist as it is more difficult to secure an appointment later on in the day.
If you have less serious dental issues like mild toothache or a small chip, you can make a regular appointment with our dentist for the next available appointment time.
In case of an emergency, call our team in Hertfordshire on 01707 263 404 for advice, or call the NHS Helpline on 111.
I’ve lost a tooth – What should I do?
If you’ve lost an adult tooth in an accident, you need to see an emergency dentist immediately. The earlier you come in to the practice, the better chance we have of saving the tooth.
The first thing you should do is try to gently place your tooth back in its socket. If it doesn’t slot back in comfortably on its own, do not force it.
Never place your lost tooth in water, cloth, or tissue paper. Your teeth are made up of living matter which can quickly dry up if left in the open or in dry conditions. This would make it impossible for your dentist to re-implant the tooth later.
Rinse the tooth with tepid water – DO NOT SCRUB THE TOOTH (as the surface contains living tissue). If possible store the tooth in your mouth, between your teeth and gums until you get to us, being careful not to swallow it. If this is not possible, store the tooth in a glass of milk or a mild saline solution and seek emergency treatment immediately.
Do I need an emergency tooth extraction?
Severe tooth decay, abscesses, and root fractures can be extremely painful and, in some cases, they may require an emergency tooth extraction to protect your other teeth and overall oral health.
Here are the major warning signs and symptoms that you may need an emergency tooth extraction and that you need to contact an emergency dentist right away:
- Severe tooth pain
- Pain in your gums
- Extremely sensitive teeth
- Darkening or discoloration in your teeth
- A bad taste in your mouth that won’t go away
- Swelling so severe it is difficult to open your mouth
- White fluid or pus coming from your mouth
- Wriggling, loose or unstable teeth
If a tooth is infected, it is possible it will need to be taken out. If you have any of the above symptoms, call your Hertfordshire emergency dentist on 01707 263 404 to book an appointment as soon as possible. At Distinctly Dental, our emergency dentist, Dr Karen Andrews, will always endeavour to save a tooth if possible but sometimes having a tooth extracted may be the best option. We will ensure that all the options are discussed with you first, before commencing treatment, at your emergency appointment.
Emergency Dental Fees
The fee for most emergency treatments is £99. This should cover the emergency consultation and most emergency treatments carried out to alleviate your pain on the day. This could include an x-ray, a temporary filling, a simple extraction, prescription of medication or replacement of a crown. If root canal treatment is required or further appointments needed for any other reason, the additional costs will be agreed before commencing with treatment.
Emergency dentist in Hatfield, Hertfordshire
No matter what your needs, our urgent dental care team are here to help. If you are in pain, if you require an emergency tooth extraction, or if you need a lost tooth re-implanting or restoring, contact our Hatfield surgery as soon as possible.
If you live in Hatfield or anywhere in the Hertfordshire area and require urgent dental care, call Distinctly Dental now on 01707 263 404.