When you have broken a tooth, toothache, or anything else that just doesn’t feel quite right, we’ve got news for you: you are in the middle of a dental emergency. This is not a time to try to be brave or “wait and see” -- in most cases, you need to pay a visit to your emergency dentist in Lansdale right away! Getting the prompt care you need sooner rather than later can help you keep your smile healthy and intact. We are pleased to help patients who are experiencing dental emergencies.
A dental emergency is anything that is bleeding, broken, or causing you pain in your mouth. They are often the result of a sports-related injury, neglected dental hygiene, or old dental work. Some of the most common types of dental emergencies include:
This is not an exhaustive list -- there are a number of situations that could necessitate emergency dental attention. If you sense something wrong, it’s typically better safe than sorry.
In the moments following a dental emergency, keeping your cool is of the utmost importance. If you or a loved one have been injured, first take a few deep breaths and survey the damage. Collect and store any larger broken pieces for possible reattachment, and rinse the mouth out with warm water to remove any loose shards that could potentially damage the soft oral tissues. Then give us a call! A trained member of our staff will listen to your situation and provide important first aid tips that will help you control the situation until you can make it to our office.
For your convenience, we have listed some post-emergency advice here:
The most important thing to remember in any emergency is to stay calm -- and, for an emergency that affects your smile, the second most important thing is to call your dentist right away! Contact us to get out of pain and on with your life as soon as possible.