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Emergency Dentist

Are you in pain? Do you need an emergency dentist?

Emergency Dentist in Essex: Same-Day Appointments

Do you have a dental emergency that’s causing you pain? We offer same-day emergency dentist appointments at our Essex dental practices. We’ll ease your pain and solve the underlying issue.

At Tooth Doctor, we offer same-day emergency dental appointments to relieve your discomfort and get to the root of the problem as soon as possible. We’ll find you the earliest available appointment with one of our highly skilled and professional dentists.

Whatever your dental emergency, it’s best to book an appointment as soon as possible. From chipped teeth, broken braces or dentures, to unexplained toothache, the sooner you see a dentist, the sooner you’ll be free from discomfort.

How Can We Help?

There are many different types of dental emergencies, so if you’re in any pain or discomfort, it’s best to see a dentist as soon as possible. Here are some of the most common types:

  • Toothache or gum pain
  • Problematic wisdom teeth 
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Damaged braces (broken brackets or wires)
  • Dental abscess
  • Broken dentures
  • Loose crowns/bridges
  • Lost filling

Whether you’re experiencing one of the above issues or you have another dental emergency, you should book an emergency dentist appointment as soon as possible. Your dentist can ease your pain, prevent dental problems from worsening and solve the underlying cause of your discomfort.

What to Expect from an Emergency Dentist Appointment?

Same Day Appointments

We know how painful dental emergencies can be, so we’ll always do our best to give you the earliest possible same-day appointment. We are open six days a week (Monday to Saturday), and Mondays to Thursdays we are open until 7:30 pm.

Affordable, Professional Care

You’ll be seen by a qualified and professional dentist who will provide the highest-quality care. We offer appointments at competitive prices, and for some treatments, we offer 0% finance plans to make Tooth Doctor dental care even more affordable.

Pain Relief

The first thing we’ll do when you come in for your emergency dentist appointment is to offer you pain relief. We’ll ease your discomfort before exploring and treating the underlying cause of your pain.

Treatment for the Underlying Issue

Once we’ve handled your pain, we’ll determine the cause of your discomfort. We can treat most issues on the day. But if you need a follow-up appointment or ongoing treatment, your dentist will put in place a thorough treatment plan and arrange your appointments.

Convenient Dental Practice Locations

We have two dental practices in Essex, one in Basildon and one in Thurrock. With two Tooth Doctor dental practices, you can choose the location that’s most convenient for you. We know you don’t want to travel far when suffering from a dental emergency.

What qualifies as a dental emergency?

Dental emergencies are situations that require immediate attention to alleviate severe pain, save a tooth, or prevent further complications. Examples include severe toothaches, knocked-out or fractured teeth, severe gum swelling, oral infections, and excessive bleeding after dental procedures.

Can I wait to seek dental care for a dental emergency?

It’s crucial not to delay seeking dental care for emergencies. Prompt treatment can prevent worsening of the condition and save your tooth in many cases. Ignoring a dental emergency may lead to increased pain, infection, and more extensive and costly treatments.

What should I do if I knock out a tooth accidentally?

If you knock out a tooth, handle it carefully by the crown (chewing surface) and avoid touching the root. Rinse it gently with water if dirty, but do not scrub or remove any tissue fragments. Try to reinsert the tooth back into its socket and hold it in place while seeking immediate dental care. If reinsertion isn’t possible, place the tooth in milk or a tooth preservation solution and get to a dentist within 30 minutes for the best chance of saving the tooth.

How can I manage severe tooth pain at home until I see a dentist?

If you experience severe tooth pain, rinse your mouth with warm water and gently floss around the affected area to ensure no food particles are trapped. Avoid placing aspirin or any pain medication directly on the gums, as it may cause irritation. Over-the-counter pain relievers can temporarily alleviate discomfort, but it’s essential to see a dentist promptly to address the underlying cause.

Is emergency dental care covered by insurance?

Many dental insurance plans cover emergency dental care, but the coverage may vary. It’s essential to check your insurance policy or contact your insurance provider to understand the extent of coverage for dental emergencies. If you don’t have dental insurance, some dentists offer payment plans or financing options to help manage the cost of emergency treatments.