Emergency Dental Services
Are you in pain? Is your toothache keeping you up at night? Whether you’re dealing with problems with your teeth or gums, we can help you here at Center City Emergency Dentist.
The term “dental emergency” refers to any issue that involves the teeth, surrounding tissues and other oral structures that requires immediate attention by a dental professional. While not all dental emergencies involve pain, physical discomfort is often a signal to the patient that there is a problem in need of inspection from a dentist.
Examples include, but not limited to:
An acute toothache
Signs of an infection indicating an abscess such as fever or facial pain
Facial trauma resulting in fractured bones/damaged teeth/lost teeth
Broken or loose dental implants
What to do in a dental emergency?
1. Tooth came out?
Find the tooth even if the tooth itself is broken. It is better to repair the tooth after it’s back in your mouth than to start from scratch with an artificial one.
Make sure to keep the tooth moist. Place the tooth back in the socket, if possible, without touching the root or place it between your gums and cheek. Your own saliva helps to preserve the tooth. You may also use milk or a tooth preservation product with the ADA Seal of Acceptance.
If the tooth is dirty, gently rinse it with water. Don’t use too much water pressure, though, as that can damage the roots.
Get to CCED as fast as you can! The tooth roots start to die at around 15 minutes, and after 30 minutes the chance of reimplementation is reduced dramatically.
2. Cracked tooth?
Rinse your mouth with warm water immediately. If the area is swelling, apply cold compresses on your face and contact CCED as soon as possible.
Use warm water to rinse and clean out your mouth. Remove any food stuck between your teeth by flossing. Don’t put aspirin on your tooth or gums as it could burn the gum tissue. If pain continues, contact CCED.
How to avoid a dental emergency:
1. When taking part in sports or recreational activities, make sure you have proper protection for your teeth such as mouth-guards.
2. Avoid chewing on hard foods such as ice and hard candy. They are bad for your enamel and could crack a tooth!
3. Keep up a good oral hygiene. Brush after every meal, floss, and see your dentist every 6 months!
|EMERGENCY EXTRACTIONS||LOST/BROKEN FILLINGS||DENTAL TRAUMA|
|Those suffering from oral pain due to a damaged tooth may require an emergency extraction.|
Two of the most common reasons for an emergency tooth removal:
- A tooth is too damaged to repair
- A wisdom tooth is growing incorrectly
- Pericoronitis: Pericoronitis is the inflammation caused by the burst of wisdom teeth through the gum.
Symptoms of Pericoronitis may include:
- Headaches / Fever
- Wisdom tooth abscess
- Swollen gum tissue causing discomfort
- Bad taste in the mouth even after brushing and flossing
- Difficulty opening mouth
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|A loose filling can cause extreme pain and even deprive you of the ability to chew food. Hard and sticky foods such as gum, ice, and hard candy have the ability to break a tooth or cause a filling to come loose.|
A broken/missing filling leaves your enamel and dentin exposed, providing the perfect crevice for food to hide in. That can lead to food getting stuck deep in your tooth causing pain. If you can't brush the food away, the bacteria and acids get inside your tooth and start eating away. The need for a simple replacement filling from Center City Emergency Dentist can lead to much bigger problems if not addressed right away.
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|Unfortunately, tooth trauma can result from many kinds of activities. Aggressive sports, car accidents, and getting into fights can all possibly require emergency dental trauma surgery. It can also happen at any time.
Sudden dental trauma that requires immediate attention is why it is so important to always have access to 24-hour emergency dentists. It is important to get to CCED as fast as you can so we can save the tooth or extract it, if necessary, to get you out of pain fast.