If you have a dental emergency, contact our dental office at 267-651-7247. The team at Brookwood Dental Associates provides emergency dental care to patients in Lansdale, PA, and surrounding communities. Emergency dental services are a part of our general dentistry services.
Prompt emergency care can prevent the spread of tooth decay, alleviate tooth pain, and prevent tooth loss. We can offer comprehensive dental services for tooth damage, knocked-out teeth, and injuries to the gums. Our office also performs root canals.
Please call a hospital if you have an immediate or life-threatening medical problem, as our team can handle any oral health problems afterward. We want our patients to make the right choices for their physical and oral health.
Do I Have a Dental Emergency?
It can be hard to determine exactly what’s considered a dental emergency. A dental emergency is anything that needs immediate attention. If a large part of your tooth breaks off and you feel a lot of pain, that’s something that needs to be taken care of right away. But, if a small chip of your tooth comes off and you don’t even really feel it, that’s something that could wait until your next dental appointment.
A knocked-out tooth in an adult is always an emergency. So is any form of pain, particularly if it’s sharp or sudden. This is a big indicator that something isn’t right. Bleeding is as well, particularly if it’s a lot of blood. If you’re bleeding every time you brush your teeth, that’s a sign that you have gum disease. Other bleeding points to trauma in your mouth somewhere.
Infections or abscesses are things that need to be treated immediately, but it can be difficult to determine if you have one. Symptoms include throbbing pain, swelling around a certain tooth, and suffering from a fever. An infection in your mouth can be something that impacts your entire body and livelihood. They need treatment as soon as possible to avoid more harmful effects.
Emergency Dentistry Services in Lansdale, PA
Some of the emergency dental problems that we can treat include:
Lost Permanent Teeth
If you have just knocked out one of your permanent teeth, try to locate it. Pick up the tooth by the top, or crown, and place it in a cup of cold milk. In some situations, the lost tooth can be successfully reseated into the socket. If we cannot restore the natural tooth, we will recommend a tooth replacement option, such as a dental implant. Dental implants are titanium posts that replace teeth at the root. They are the most durable and versatile restoration option for our patients with missing teeth.
Broken or Lost Dental Restorations
Our office can repair or replace dental crowns, dental bridges, and dentures. Please bring your broken restoration to our office and do not attempt to place it back in your mouth, as this can damage your teeth and gums. We will find the appropriate solution for your specific restorative needs.
Tooth pain and toothaches can have many causes. Dental injuries, wisdom teeth, dental erosion, or tooth decay are the most common reasons for tooth pain. Contact us if you are unsure of the cause of your tooth pain. We can examine your smile to find the cause and recommend the right treatment.
Have you just chipped or cracked one of your teeth? Gently rinse your broken tooth in water. Then, apply a cold compress on the outside cheek or mouth. You may also take an over-the-counter pain reliever. Our dental office provides multiple options to restore structure to broken teeth. We may recommend dental bonding, which is a procedure where we sculpt biocompatible material onto an injured tooth. A dental crown can also provide strength to a fractured tooth or molar.
It is normal for patients to experience bleeding at an extraction site several hours after their procedure. However, it is abnormal for bleeding to continue for days after an extraction. Several causes of continual bleeding can include accidental injury or damage to the site or broken stitches. Call our office so we can stave off the bleeding and ensure that your gum tissue heals properly.
Emergency Dental FAQs
What is an emergency dentist?
An emergency dentist is a dentist who can treat dental problems that require immediate care. Emergency dentists are able to schedule same-day appointments for patients who have dental emergencies, including toothaches, lost teeth, and severe dental injuries.
What is the most common dental emergency?
Toothaches, or severe tooth pain, is the most common type of dental emergency. If you have sudden, severe tooth pain, please get in touch with us so we can determine the cause of your pain and find the best solution.
Will my dentist see me for an emergency?
Yes, we can see you if you have a dental emergency. We can treat toothaches, knocked-out teeth, tooth injuries, injured and bleeding mouth tissues, and more.
Do I go to a dentist or doctor for my emergency?
We will recommend visiting a doctor if you have physical injuries in addition to your dental problems. It’s important to receive care in the ER to treat medical emergencies before dental emergencies. We will address your dental problems once you are medically treated.
How long can I go with a broken tooth?
You should not wait long to get treated if you have a broken tooth. You need to see a dentist within days of injuring your tooth. It’s especially important to see a dentist as soon as possible if you have a large tooth fracture. You can damage your tooth further and even lose your tooth when you brush, floss, or eat. Addressing a broken tooth promptly will also prevent further pain and discomfort.
How long should I wait to treat a toothache?
You must see a dentist if tooth pain lasts one to two days straight. It is important to receive professional treatment for a toothache because damage or infection can spread quickly.
Contact Our Dental Office Today
Call Brookwood Dental Associates at 267-651-7247. If you do not have a dental emergency, you may schedule a dental appointment with our team online. Please let us know if you have any current concerns or questions about our emergency treatments. We will always be happy to help.