Dental emergencies, by their very nature, only happen at the very worst times. It can also feel very frightening because there’s often pain, bleeding, and uncertainty as to what to do next. Should you or a loved one ever suffer a dental injury or experience severe tooth pain, you only need to remember one thing: call Ellicott City Smiles.
Call Ellicott City Smiles First
It may seem like a good idea to head to a hospital emergency room when you’re experiencing a dental emergency; however, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Unfortunately, a hospital is not equipped to handle teeth related emergencies and they won’t be able to make the repairs to your teeth that are necessary to restore your oral health.
Calling your team at Ellicott City Smiles first will save you time, money, and stress during a dental emergency.
How We Can Help
Our team is trained and equipped to handle a wide variety of dental emergencies, so when you call we’ll be ready to answer questions, offer tips and guidance for care at home, and provide same-day care if necessary.
It also helps when you understand how to handle an emergency situation until you can get to our office. So, here we’ve provided tips for handling common dental emergencies in Ellicott City.
We can help you with dental emergencies such as:
Knocked out teeth – This situation requires immediate action since we have the best chance of saving your tooth within 1 to 2 hours of your accident or injury. Handle your tooth with care when transporting it to our office and try not to touch the root. Place it back in its socket or use milk to keep the cells moist and alive during transport.
Partially dislodged teeth – If your tooth is dislodged contact our office to be seen right away. Root canal therapy may be able to preserve your tooth.
Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth – Your tooth will need to be repaired as soon as possible. Gather the pieces of your tooth if you can, and contact Ellicott City Smiles.
Severe toothache – With severe tooth pain, it’s likely that your tooth is infected. Root canal therapy may be able to preserve your tooth and eliminate your infection. Contact our office to be seen right away.
Object stuck between the teeth – Try to gently remove the object with floss or your fingers, nothing sharp. Contact our office for further instructions.
Lost or damaged dental work (crowns, fillings, bridges, dentures) – Your lost or broken restoration will need to be repaired in order to protect your oral health or your teeth from further damage. Contact our office right away.
Injury to the gums – First, contain the bleeding with a cold compress and light pressure. Next, call us to assess your condition.
Facial pain or swelling – This could be indicating an abscess or infection. Contact Ellicott City Smiles for a same-day appointment.
When you’re in need of urgent care, be sure to call your emergency dentist in Ellicott City as soon as you can. We’ll always be there when you need us the most!