We Are Here for You When You Need Urgent Dental Care
Unexpected dental emergencies are an inconvenience that you should not ignore. Whether due to trauma, toothache, or failing dental work, these events place your teeth in a vulnerable position. Prolonging dental care can compound the problem and make treatment more complex.
Dr. Bruce N. Privatsky and his dedicated team know the seriousness of a dental emergency and provide the urgent care you need to restore health and beauty to your smile. Deer Park Dental always makes time for patients facing an emergency.
A Dislodged Tooth Needs Professional Dental Attention Fast
If an injury has dislodged a tooth, you need to receive treatment within the hour for any chance of reattachment. If pieces of the tooth’s root are left in the socket, it can cause a serious infection or abscess in the gums.
If you are bleeding, apply pressure and an ice pack. This should minimize swelling and stop bleeding. If you can, preserve the tooth in a cup of lightly salted water or warm milk. Dr. Privatsky will inspect it to see if there are parts of the tooth missing before he attempts to replant it into the socket.
Eliminate Any Oral Health Risks
Your teeth and gums undergo constant yet gradual changes which can cause crowns to loosen and fillings to fall out. This places your teeth at risk as the gap can allow bacteria to enter an already compromised tooth, causing infection and other health complications.
There are over-the-counter adhesives that can temporarily secure a loose crown. However, see your dentist as soon as possible to prevent damage and gum growth that may keep a loose but intact crown from being reattached.
Toothaches Can Signal Damage and Infection
A toothache could indicate that your tooth’s inner chamber is infected. The pulp’s nerves become inflamed, causing pain, sensitivity, and swelling. This poses a threat to neighboring teeth and your physical health. Bacteria can easily travel through vascular gum tissue to areas throughout your body.
While you wait to see the dentist, take an over the counter pain reliever to alleviate discomfort. It is imperative that you see a dentist immediately to prevent the spread of infection.
Dental Items for First Aid Kits
Dental emergencies can happen anywhere, anytime, so it's helpful to have a first aid kit that includes dental items such as:
- Orajel® for topical relief
- Pain reliever, like ibuprofen
- Dental adhesive
- Ice packs
Call Dr. Privatsky at Deer Park Dental immediately when facing dental emergencies to prevent further complications in your oral and overall health.