Emergency dental treatment is indispensable in order to save your overall health. Being immediately treated right after the pain appears is not a thing that you can put off.

Many people think that a tooth ache is just a simple pain which will go away in a couple of hours, as if it had never happened.

In some cases this self-conviction could be right as there are a lot of persons with sensitive teeth. However in most situations, the persistent pain in the tooth could be the first sign of something more serious and you’d better call your emergency dentist.


What could happen if I don’t call for emergency treatment?

Seeking an emergecy dentist in London is absolutely neccesary if you feel that something is wrong with your tooth. Neglecting your dental treatment could cause the following problems in general, but the list is not complete…


Abscessed Tooth


An abscess of the tooth is an infection. An abscess can include pus and swelling of the soft gum tissues surrounding the tooth. It can develop from tooth decay or tooth trauma, such as a broken tooth. If there is an opening in the enamel of a tooth, such as acavity, bacteria can get in and infect the pulp (center) of the tooth and cause an abscess.


Once it happens, the infection could spread throughout your whole body. A root canal is usually the only chane to save a tooth once it has become infected.

• Cysts and tumours

Wisdom teeth that have not erupted at all can lead to tumors , Tooth crowding and also damage the second molars. Dentists can check the condition of wisdom teeth with an then decide on whether emergency dental treatment is needed.


A partially erupted wisdom tooth is very difficult to brush or floss appropriately, so the risk of cavities and decay is much higher. In the case of a cavity fillings might not even be possible. Extraction is the most practical solution. The partialy erupted wisdom tooth can also cause tooth decay on neighbouring tooth.

The position of the wisdom tooth can sometimes create a "trap" between itself and its neighbour. In this hole,plaque and bacteria could be stuck and this can cause damage in the neighbouring tooth. In some cases both must be extracted.



Most of the people with diabetes often have some form of gum disease, likely caused by high blood glucose, according to the CDC. People with diabetes need to take extra care to ensure proper brushing and flossing techniques are used to prevent the advancement of the gum disease. Regular check-ups and cleanings with your dental hygienist should be followed.


This is the early stage of a gum disease, which can only be solved appropriately and reversed if diagnosed early.

The symptoms are: red, swollen and puffy gums that bleed frequently. If treatment is not received by an emergency dentist, it could progress into periodontitis, which is an advanced stage of gum disease. This disease includes bone loss and is not reversible. Gum disease is one of the main reasons of tooth loss in adults and it is also linked to heart attacks and strokes.


Gum disease


Periodontal (gum) diseases, including gingivitis and periodontitis, are severe infections that, left untreated, can lead permanent tooth loss. The disease itself is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth. It begins when the bacteria in plaque makes the gums to become inflamed.



Hair loss (Alopecia)

When a tooth becomes infected white blood cell counts increase in the infected area. However most of these cells continue to attack and devastate the infection, some are migrating to nearby cells, such as those found in hair follicles. When this migration occurs cell damage happens in that area and hair growth is halted. Alopecia linked with tooth infection is often detected close to the area of infection. For example, if an upper molar is infected then sudden hair loss might appear along the temple hairline on the same side as the infected tooth. Hair loss caused by tooth infections can also be seen in the beard, upper lip, eyebrow, or neck areas.


Heart attack and stroke

Researchers indicate that root caries may be a marker of general physical decline in the elderly and specifically underscore the mouth as an integral part of the body.

Poor oral hygiene is the major reason of periodontal disease, a chronic infection of the tissues surrounding the teeth. Thus, gum infections seem to add to the inflammatory drag on individuals, increasing cardiovascular risk.

Tooth Erosion

Tooth erosion is the wearing away of tooth enamel by acid. The enamel is the hard calcified tissue that covers and protects the outside surface of the tooth. Symptoms of tooth erosion can range from sensitivity to more serious problems such as cracking.

Early Symptoms :



Rounded Teeth - During the early stages of tooth erosion, it is common for teeth to have a rounded look.

Transparent or Sand Blasted Appearance

(*Emergency Dentists Dental Practice's emergency service does not mean the 24 hours opening time of either the surgery or the customer care office, however we try our best to receive your call in the most flexible time, early and late hours or let you leave a message on our voice mail service to able to get back to you and book an appointment as soon as possible.)

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