When you experience a dental emergency, it’s important to know who to contact. At Baltimore Dental Co., we are here for you when you need us the most. In many cases, permanent damage can be avoided with prompt and effective treatment. We make every effort to see patients with a dental emergency on the same day if considered necessary to preserve your dental health.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please contact our office at your earliest convenience. If your emergency is occurring after office hours you will be contacted by the dentist on call.
The problem with dental concerns and dental emergencies is that they often only get worse as time goes by. Seeking a general dentist’s professional opinion will help you figure out the underlying dental health issues that caused your dental emergency in the first place.
Dr. Leah Romay is your trusted general dentist in Glyndon, MD. She provides compassionate and effective oral health solutions to help patients resolve their immediate dental emergencies while also helping them avoid future dental concerns in the future.
Emergency Dentistry in Glyndon, MD
The most important thing to do when experiencing a dental emergency is to keep calm and call your dentist. Dr. Leah Romay is happy to help you during times of crisis and will ensure you are seen as soon as possible. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions regarding our emergency dentistry services:
What qualifies as a dental emergency?
Many things qualify as a dental emergency. Sudden and unexplained tooth pain or discomfort should be reported to your dentist as soon as possible, including throbbing or extreme sensitivity. If you have lost a tooth unexpectedly, seeing your dentist in a timely manner is also important.
In some cases, a knocked-out tooth can be reattached if treated promptly. Any excessive bleeding from your soft tissues should also be evaluated as soon as possible by a professional dentist, especially following any dental procedures.
Chipped or cracked teeth should also be addressed as early as possible and immediately if there is pain or swelling. Repairing tooth damage can avoid further damage and even tooth loss.
What should I do with a knocked-out tooth?
If your tooth is unexpectedly dislodged from your mouth, it’s important to try to locate the tooth. If you are able to find the tooth, pick it up by the crown and avoid touching its roots.
Place the tooth back into its original socket within your mouth and hold it there until you can see a dentist. If this is not possible, place the tooth in a cup of milk to maintain its moisture until you can be seen.
How do you handle a dental emergency?
When dealing with a dental emergency, the first step is to rinse your mouth out with some mild salt water. To apply pressure to the bleeding area, use a tea bag or piece of moistened gauze.
For 15 to 20 minutes, stay still. You may also apply a cold compress to the cheek or outside of the mouth in the afflicted area for five to ten minutes to stop bleeding and ease pain.
What happens if you pull a tooth while infected?
If the tooth is permanently infected, there is no other option but to extract it. After the tooth is extracted, there may still be some infection inside that needs to be treated with antibiotics or drained.
Are cavities considered dental emergencies?
If untreated, the cavity will deepen until it exposes the pulp chamber or fractures the tooth. Both of these situations are considered dental emergencies.
Call Us Today
If you suspect you’re dealing with a dental emergency, call us. Our office treats patients of all ages. We are here to help you and will schedule you for our earliest available appointment.