Tyma Trachtenberg Dental is passionate about providing comprehensive and comfortable care to patients, especially during a dental emergency. We offer multiple treatment options to restore patient’s smiles in our office. We aim to provide personalized restorative, cosmetic, and general dental care that improves the form and function of the patient’s smiles and lasts for years to come.
If you are not sure that you are having a dental emergency, call our office. Our staff will help you determine the cause of your problem and will recommend the appropriate treatment.
What classifies a dental emergency?
The best way to avoid dental emergencies is to visit your dentist at least twice a year; however, even the best preventative care may not guarantee never having to need emergency dental care. Dentists receive a fair number of dental emergencies that often fall under these categories:
• Tooth abscess
• Dental infection
• Knocked-out permanent tooth
• Severe toothache
• Broken or lost dental restoration
What is a typical treatment for a dental emergency?
• Fights tooth infections
• Treats gum swelling
• Relieves tooth pain
• Provides dental implants
• Repairs chipped, cracked, or fractured teeth
• Repairs and replaces dental fillings and crowns
• Provides emergency tooth extraction
How soon should I get to the dentist?
Emergency dental problems have a habit of sneaking up when we least expect, and receiving immediate care is especially important if you’re suffering from a dental emergency. When you suffer from a dental emergency, going to emergency dental care is far more beneficial than visiting the general emergency room.
What’s the best way to handle a dental emergency?
If you find yourself having a dental emergency, it can be daunting, and you may be unsure of how to handle the situation. The best thing to do in a dental emergency is to contact your dentist, unless it is severe, then you should go to the emergency room.
Depending on the type and severity of the dental emergency you’re experiencing, there may be a few things you can do to help:
• Floss to eliminate any gum pressure
• Use a cold compress on a painful or swelling area
• Swish and gargle Hydrogen Peroxide to kill bacteria
• Take over the counter pain medication to help alleviate any fever or pain
• Dissolve a teaspoon of salt and into a cup of warm water and use it as a mouthwash
• If your tooth has been knocked out/fallen out, place it inside a glass of milk or your own saliva until you’re able to see your dentist.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, call Tyma Trachtenberg Dental as soon as possible to get immediate care.