Emergency Dental Care When You Need It Most
We all like to think we’re prepared for the unexpected, but dental emergencies can surprise even the most organized individual. Having a trusted dentist available can make an unforeseen and frightening situation into a small speed bump, instead of something that derails your whole routine.
Dr. Judith Cordero and her compassionate team are experienced and equipped to handle the various emergency dental situations life can throw your way. Our goal is to provide you with comprehensive care that will restore your smile to its optimal health as quickly as possible.
If you require emergency treatment, contact our office right away at (203) 622-3068. It’s best not to let indecision or anxiety get in the way of essential, urgent dental care. Doing so could lead to more severe oral and overall health problems in the future.
Handling Your Dental Emergency Efficiently and Effectively
When faced with a dental emergency, it is common to panic, which makes it difficult to determine if your circumstance requires immediate attention or not. Conditions that can turn into emergencies include:
- A knocked out (Avulsed) tooth
- Severe tooth or jaw pain
- Continuous bleeding in the mouth
- Face or cheek swelling
- An Abscessed tooth
- Broken or lost filling, crown, or restoration
- Loose permanent tooth
- Fractured or broken tooth
What You Can Do to Prepare
Before your visit, take steps to minimize your discomfort and increase your chances of successful treatment. Treat tooth pain with over the counter pain relievers such as Tylenol, Advil, and Aspirin. Pair these medications with a cold compress to reduce inflammation and swelling.
When dealing with a knocked out or avulsed tooth, immediately rinse the tooth with warm water, and handle it by its crown and avoid touching the root. If possible, try to insert the tooth back into its socket to increase the chance that we can successfully reattach the tooth.
Bleeding of the mouth needs dry, clean gauze applied to the area until our team has a chance to locate the source and determine the best treatment option. Applying an ice pack to the outside area close to the injury will also help reduce swelling and pain.
Depending on the level of damage to your fractured tooth, you may be able to come in the following day if your accident happens after our regular business hours. We can quickly provide reliable fillings and crowns to treat your chipped, cracked, or fractured tooth.
If your crown, filling, or restoration is lost or damaged, keep it in a dry, cool place and contact us right away. We can re-apply the restoration or create a reliable replacement.
Prepared for the Unexpected Dental Emergency
Our team understands how frightening dental injury, trauma, and discomfort can be. Call our office today for experienced and compassionate care for any dental emergency. We can help!