If you have had an accident and you’ve received a blow to/near your mouth – it is very important to get checked out promptly.
-If your accident was serious, you have lost conciousness, been sick or you think any bones are broken then you should go to a hospital A&E department straight away. Once the hospital give you the all clear then you should see your dentist.
-if your accident was less serious you should visit your dentist within 2-3 days of the accident to get checked over. Your dentist will take some x-rays and test your teeth to make sure they are healthy.
Injury to the teeth can cause problems much later on (even up to 10-20 years later) which are more manageable with early diagnosis and treatment.
Injuries to teeth can include chipped teeth, cracked teeth or teeth knocked out,
If you have knocked out a tooth….
-if possible put the tooth back in the socket in the gum and go immediately to a dentist.
-if it is not possible to put it back in the socket put it in your mouth or in milk and go to a dentist
-DO NOT put the tooth in any chemicals/cleaners.
-DO NOT scrub the tooth with any brushes
Most dental injuries/problems can be managed easily. It is far more difficult to solve these problems if they are ignored and left for long periods of time. We are only too happy to check out any potentially injured teeth, in most cases we can offer reassurance that the teeth are healthy.
Visit our website northwaydental.co.uk for more information.
Northway Dental Practice has been serving the local community of Midsomer Norton, Radstock, Peasedown St John, Paulton and the surrounding area since at least 1967.
Looking back through some old practice records we were always aware that the practice has been caring for the teeth of people in the area for a long time. Many of our patient records begin in 1967 when the practice was formed by Edward Shaw and John Redmond-Lyon. Andrew Keys-Toyer joined them later and the three dentists ran the practice for over 35 years. The three original founders have since retired and now the practice is under the direction of Gareth Davies and his team.
Many changes have occurred since that time, in terms of the décor, the treatments on offer, the comfort and modernity. We have had a few staff changes, although some of our staff have been with us for 3 decades.
Our aim is to continue to improve our service into the future by responding to the needs of our patients.
Find out more at our website northwaydental.co.uk.
After many years just a very basic webpage with our contact details on, we are pleased to present our new website. http://www.northwaydental.co.uk
Aimed at being a way of helping people find us, we hope it will also be a way we can provide useful information about healthy teeth & gums, and brighter smiles.
We will add information here about new techniques, materials, oral hygiene, cosmetic procedures and oral health promotions such as national smile month.
If you have any suggestions about anything to do with our site then please email us and let know, or reply to our blog.