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Common causes of dental emergencies and how to avoid them

Nobody likes the idea of rushing to the dentist in pain, and it’s not always clear what’s considered a dental emergency. A dental emergency means that you require urgent care for severe dental pain. This could be caused by infection, dental injury or complications following dental surgery.

But there are five common emergencies which dentists know all too well. Find out what they are and how you can keep yourself out of the emergency dentist’s chair.

Do you think you have a dental emergency?

If you’re experiencing pain in your teeth or mouth, get in touch with your local dentist as soon as possible. They can book you an emergency appointment or advise what you should do to ease the pain until you can see your dentist.

Bupa Dental Care has over 350 practices across the UK. You don’t always need to be a registered patient to see one of our dentists in an emergency. Contact your nearest practice to find out your options for emergency dental care.

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