Emergency Dentistry in Harleysville, PA
Have you ever had a dental emergency? Doesn’t it seem like they always happen at the most inconvenient times? No matter how well you take care of your teeth, at some point, you and your family are likely to have a dental emergency that requires immediate attention.
The last thing you need when you have an emergency is to deal with the inconvenience of visiting an unfamiliar dentist. After all, this is exactly the time when you need to see a friendly face and professionals who already understand your needs.
If you have an emergency during regular hours, we will make arrangements to get you in as quickly as possible, especially if you’re in pain.
Steps to Take if You Have an Emergency
We strive to see you as soon as possible to provide relief for a dental emergency. But it helps to know what steps you should take in different situations because this can make the difference between saving and losing a tooth.
Important Note: If your emergency involves trauma that includes injury to your jaw or head, please go directly to an emergency room or call 911.
- Intense Toothache Pain: Sudden, severe pain is an indication something is developing inside your teeth that needs our immediate attention A severe toothache may occur because of broken, decayed, or cracked teeth, a lost filling, or severe gum disease. If the pain is accompanied by a bump on your gum, you may have an abscess and root canal treatment may be necessary. Place ice packs on and off the area at twenty-minute intervals to get some relief.
- Knocked-Out Tooth: If your tooth has been knocked out, immediate action will significantly increase the odds of saving the tooth. Do not touch the root of the tooth. Hold the tooth by the crown and rinse it gently with water. Be careful not to brush or scrub the tooth to avoid disturbing any tissue that's attached. Be sure to keep the root moist in a container of milk, water, or saliva until you can get to our office.
- Broken Tooth: Rinse your mouth with warm water to cleanse the area. A cold compress or ice pack can be used to help reduce discomfort and swelling.
- Lost Crown or Filling: Losing a filling or dental crown can cause pain and weaken the structure of your tooth. Contact our office immediately to reduce the possibility of further damage.
Call Your Harleysville Dentist
If you experience a dental emergency, you don’t have to suffer unnecessarily. Please contact our office during business hours, and a friendly team member will make arrangements to see you as quickly as possible. If it’s after hours, you can reach us at 215-896-0083.
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