How urgent is this gum infection(6 Posts)
Fannia Fri 31-Jan-20 06:41:46
DeathMetalMum Fri 31-Jan-20 06:45:14
Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Fri 31-Jan-20 07:00:57
Fannia Fri 31-Jan-20 07:20:54
Footle Fri 31-Jan-20 08:43:22
Shylo Fri 31-Jan-20 08:44:47
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I have a broken tooth and it's been a bit painful recently but I hadn't got round to seeing the dentist, now the gum is quite swollen and I can feel it a bit in my cheek running up toward my eye, it's not really painful though.
It's hard for me to get to the dentist today as I have to work and my dentist is in the next town so I have to go on the train. Plus it is Friday and I may not even get an appointment. Next week I have some free days although obviously it would have to be whenever I could get an appointment.
Do you think I need to get seen asap? If it is hard to get an appointment can I treat it at home, as I say it's not too painful but I'm more concerned about the infection.
I'd go today. Tooth infections and tooth pain can be horrible, I wouldn't want to risk the weekend in pain if is possible to see someone today.
Ask for an emergency appointment today. Go to the surgery and wait. If it gets worse over the weekend you won't be able to see a dentist at A &E. You could be developing an infection and that's serious. Also could be extremely painful if my experience of this starting over a weekend years ago is anything to go by.
Thanks I was thinking I should go but don't want to miss work unless I have to.
Agreed , you need to go - I have endless tooth problems and it’s always the advice to get antibiotics ASAP before the infection really gets a grip