When do I need emergency dentistry?
Some of the oral injuries requiring emergency care at Judy Mejido DMD PA include:
- Knocked out tooth
- Broken tooth
- Severe tooth chip
- Loose or broken filling
- Loose or broken crown
- Persistent toothache
- Uncontrolled gum, cheek, or tongue bleeding
- Broken or loose braces brackets
- Tooth abscess
Sports accidents and car accidents are two of the most common ways that these injuries happen, but dental emergencies can be due to many other reasons as well.
What should I do with a knocked out tooth?
Pick the tooth up immediately, then rinse it off and try to place it in the socket. If you can’t, place it in a glass of cow’s milk. Alternatively, put the tooth in a cup of water or submerge it in saliva in a small container.
Time is crucial. If you act fast, there’s a good chance of saving the tooth. But, if your tooth’s out of your mouth for over an hour, the risk of tooth loss rises significantly.
How can I ease the pain until I see the emergency dentist?
Place a cold compress or an ice pack on your jaw to reduce swelling and pain until you get to the office. You can take a nonprescription drug like ibuprofen for pain.
When you arrive at Judy Mejido DMD PA, you’ll get an immediate diagnosis and pain relief, including a prescription medication if necessary. In most cases, you can have any necessary emergency treatment on the spot.
What are the emergency tooth restoration options?
Judy Mejido DMD PA offers a variety of tooth restoration options, including same-day CEREC crowns, dental implants, and bridges. Your specialists can explain all the alternatives and help you make the right choice to preserve your oral health.
How long does it take to get emergency dentistry help?
Judy Mejido DMD PA understands that you need help right away, so the caring team won’t make you wait. They always accommodate emergencies as quickly as possible, often on the same day you call. Getting you out of pain and back to good oral health is the top priority.
For emergency dentistry help from a reliable family dentist, call the office of Judy Mejido DMD PA or click the scheduling tool.