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Common Dental Emergencies and Injuries

What You Can Do in a Dental Emergency

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How We Treat Dental Emergencies and Injuries

At Tartan Dental, our experienced dentists are equipped to handle a wide range of dental emergencies with the utmost care and efficiency. Here are some of the emergency dental services we offer:

Dental Exams

During your emergency visit, one of our dentists will perform a comprehensive dental examination to assess the extent of the injury or problem. This examination allows us to provide an accurate diagnosis and tailor the appropriate treatment for your specific needs.

Pain Relief

We understand that dental emergencies can be extremely painful. Our team will prioritize pain relief, ensuring you receive prompt relief from discomfort so you can feel more at ease.

Abscess Treatment

An abscess is a serious dental infection that requires immediate attention. Our dentists will provide effective treatment to alleviate pain, eliminate the infection, and prevent its spread to other parts of your body.

Same-day Crowns

In cases of a broken or severely damaged tooth, our same-day crown system allows us to provide you with a custom-made crown in a single visit. This saves you time and ensures your tooth is quickly restored to its full functionality and appearance.

Root Canals

When the dental pulp becomes infected or inflamed due to injury or decay, a root canal procedure may be necessary to save the tooth. Our skilled dentists are experienced in performing root canals to relieve pain and preserve your natural tooth.

Tooth Extractions

If a tooth is severely damaged or cannot be saved, our dentists will perform a gentle and precise tooth extraction. We prioritize your comfort throughout the procedure and discuss replacement options to restore your smile.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is a branch of dental care that provides immediate attention and treatment for dental issues that require urgent care. Dental emergencies can include severe toothaches, broken or knocked-out teeth, abscesses, and other sudden oral health problems that cause significant pain or discomfort.

When should I seek emergency dental care?

You should seek emergency dental care if you experience any of the following:

  • Severe and persistent tooth pain
  • A knocked-out or partially dislodged tooth
  • A chipped, fractured, or broken tooth
  • A loose dental restoration, such as a filling or crown
  • Uncontrolled bleeding from the mouth
  • Swelling or abscess in the gums or face
  • Injury to the mouth or teeth due to an accident or trauma

Can I go to the emergency room for a dental emergency?

While hospital emergency rooms can provide initial care for dental emergencies, they are not equipped to provide specialized dental treatments. It is essential to contact an emergency dentist for prompt and appropriate dental care.

What should I do if I have a knocked-out tooth?

If you have a knocked-out tooth, follow these steps:

  • Pick up the tooth by the crown (the top part) and avoid touching the roots.
  • Rinse the tooth gently with water if it's dirty, but do not scrub or remove any tissue fragments.
  • If possible, try to place the tooth back into its socket without force.
  • If reinsertion is not possible, store the tooth in a container of milk or saliva until you can see a dentist.
  • Seek emergency dental care immediately for the best chance of saving the tooth.

What can I do to relieve tooth pain at home?

While waiting for emergency dental care, you can try the following at-home remedies to temporarily relieve tooth pain:

  • Rinse your mouth with warm saltwater.
  • Use over-the-counter pain relievers as directed.
  • Apply a cold compress to the affected area to reduce swelling and numb the pain.

What can I expect during an emergency dental visit?

During an emergency dental visit, the dentist will perform a thorough examination of the affected area and take any necessary X-rays to diagnose the issue accurately. After the diagnosis, the dentist will recommend the appropriate treatment to address your dental emergency.

Can I prevent dental emergencies?

While some dental emergencies are unavoidable, you can take steps to minimize the risk:

  • Practice good oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing regularly.
  • Wear a mouthguard during sports activities.
  • Avoid using your teeth to open bottles or bite on hard objects.
  • Schedule regular dental check-ups to address any potential dental issues before they become emergencies.

What if I have a dental emergency after office hours?

At Tartan Dental, we understand that emergencies can happen at any time. We provide emergency dental care during regular office hours and offer after-hours emergency contact information for urgent cases.

Why should I choose Tartan Dental for emergency dentistry?

At Tartan Dental, we have a team of experienced dentists who are skilled in handling dental emergencies with precision and compassion. Our state-of-the-art technology allows us to provide prompt and effective emergency dental care, ensuring that you receive the relief you need when you need it most.

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