Dr. Felicia and her team at Waldorf Dentistry offer emergency dental care services when you need them the most. We provide Waldorf residents with essential dental relief after an emergency.
Emergency cases crop up when you least expect them, and unfortunately, you may not always get the treatment you need. However, we at Waldorf Dentistry are different.
We take the extra care to ensure you and your teeth receive your rightfully deserved emergency dental treatment.
It may be a lingering toothache, a chipped tooth, or an abscess.
You know your teeth are in safe hands when you are with us. We offer quick relief while remedying the underlying cause. Besides, we complete most treatments on the same day.
Importance of emergency dental care
Do not ignore dental emergencies because they can get potentially serious if neglected. The risks of possible permanent damage increase if the injury inflicted is to the gums or teeth.
Besides, a delay or negligence at the start may only lead to extensive and expensive treatment options later on.
So don’t waste time if you have a dental emergency. Contact us as soon as possible.
In the meantime, here is how you can get some temporary relief from common dental emergencies.
If you have a terrible toothache, first rinse your mouth with warm water. Then generally floss between teeth to remove any stuck food. The food aggravates the pain.
Chipped or broken teeth
There may be bleeding and swelling if you break or chip your teeth. Placing a gauge over the tooth helps absorb blood, while a cold compress outside the mouth helps reduce swelling.
The infection you find around the tooth root, or the space between your gum and tooth is called an abscess. Do not neglect it. Treating the abscess helps prevent possible damage to the tooth and surrounding tissues and from spreading to other body parts.
Any completely knocked out tooth should be retrieved, and held by the crown. Try putting it back into the mouth, but do not force it into the socket. In case you can’t reinsert the tooth, then at least store it in a container of milk till you reach us.
Tips for avoiding potential dental emergencies
Being proactive with your oral hygiene is the best way to prevent dental emergencies.
It means you need to regularly visit your dentist. Your dentist will check for loose fillings, crowns,, and signs of infection, gum disease, and decay.
Do follow your dentist’s aftercare instructions after removing a tooth, to avoid possible infection or a dry socket.
A comprehensive dental hygiene routine will help reduce the risks of a dental emergency. But it is speed that helps prevent the situation from worsening.
So don’t waste time.
Reaching your emergency dentist as soon as possible after an accident helps reduce or even eliminate most of the damage to teeth gums and soft oral tissue.
Contact our dental office at (301) 705-9737 if you need an appointment for a dental emergency.
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