Gums that are so sensitive that they disrupt your day-to-day, making it difficult to eat or manage your oral hygiene, require immediate attention from an emergency dentist.
You need an urgent dental appointment if:
Gum disease can quickly become a dental emergency if the swelling is extreme and visible around your teeth or if the swelling is localised to a bump in a particular area.
“I’ve had problems with my gums for most of my adult life, but last night they were throbbing so much that I couldn’t sleep through the pain or irritation. Phoned Mint in the morning and they booked me in for an appointment for two hours later. Happy with the treatment, and my gums stopped throbbing and were managed with antibiotics and then regular cleaning appointments. Thanks again Mint.” Eliza, London
We’re open whenever your emergency occurs!
When gums are sore and tender, gum disease is often the easiest culprit to blame. But without visiting us, we’ll be unable to detect if other serious issues are the cause.
For example, soft tissue damage could be another likely candidate causing the pain in your gums, or it could be an infection like an abscess, which, if left untreated, can have serious consequences.
Your emergency appointment fee covers:
“My teeth are in the best condition they’ve been in due to the care of the friendly and professional team at the clinic. I highly recommend! Samantha, London
Dental tip: While you’re waiting for your appointment, improve your comfort by applying a cold compress to the outside of your mouth or cheek. Avoid rubbing anything on your gums, even if you’re desperate for relief as they can irritate the situation more and burn your gum tissue.