Dental emergencies are instances when a patient needs immediate dental care. During these emergencies you may experience pain, bleeding, or swelling. The treatment offered by our Philadelphia emergency dentist ensures that patients are relieved from pain and the teeth, gums or other soft tissues are protected. It is important to note that the treatment offered during a dental emergency can have long-term impacts on oral health of the patient. Therefore, dental emergencies are treated as a priority at our office. Our dentist educates patients about how to prevent dental emergencies from occurring. We believe that proper care can help you avoid dental emergencies in the first place.
Emergency Tooth Pain is one of the most common dental emergencies we take care of at our office. There are a few reasons why a toothache can occur. The most common cause is tooth decay. Food remaining on your teeth and in your mouth can attract bacteria, and this bacteria feeds on sugars, the bacteria then produce acids that can dissolve your tooth enamel. As a result, a cavity is formed. The infected tooth starts to cause pain when the bacteria reaches the pulp of the tooth. Our dentist in Philadelphia may recommend pain medicines to patients who are suffering from toothaches. To treat these dental cavities, the decayed part is removed and the tooth is restored quickly, either with a dental filling or a crown, in most cases. Patients who have swelling can use cold compress to reduce it before they visit our dental office.
A broken tooth can lead to pain and bleeding. Patients can rinse their mouth gently and collect the remains of the broken tooth. Gauze can be used to stop bleeding. The broken tooth can then be restored with appropriate restorative materials.
When a tooth is knocked out it can be very painful and there may be bleeding. The knocked out tooth can be saved if it is put back in place within an hour of the incident. Patients should carefully pick up the tooth, holding it by the crown, and then gently rinse the tooth to remove dust particles, without disturbing the root. The tooth can be put back into the socket it got knocked out of. If the patient is unsuccessful in doing so, the tooth can be preserved in a container of milk and brought to our office as soon as possible.
When a dental filling falls out, the tooth may feel sensitive. patients can reduce sensitivity using a cotton swab dipped in clove oil. The tooth needs to be restored in order to prevent dental infection. The same applies to a crown that has fallen out. Patients can try and put the crown back into it's position to cover the weak tooth. They will then need to see a dentist as soon as possible.
If you have any questions related to emergency dentistry treatment, feel free to consult our emergency dentist.
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Our office is located at 1601 Walnut Street #1217 in Philadelphia. We offer appointments seven days a week to make dental care convenient for you and your schedule: