Emergency Dentistry in Broomall, PA
Dental emergencies are common; it's important to know what to do if you or someone in your care experiences a mouth injury. First, be aware that time is a critical element to treating a mouth injury. The quicker the situation can be assessed and treated the greater the likelihood of a full recovery. Quick treatment can also reduce pain and keep the situation from getting worse. Broomall dentist Dr. Sander White prioritizes emergency treatment. We schedule dental emergencies the same day they occur, either between existing appointments or after hours. We also have staff available to answer the phone 24 hours a day in order to answer questions and make appointments. If you are in need of emergency dental care in Broomall, a dentist like Dr. White who brings 35+ years of experience to the table is a perfect choice to help you start the recovery process. Contact us immediately in the case of a mouth injury emergency.
Advanced Dental Concepts
2193 West Chester Pike
Broomall, PA 19008
Phone: (610) 624-4360
There are multiple mouth injuries that commonly affect adults. In the case of an emergency, follow the directions below. Note that these are only short term suggestions to help with pain and increase chances of recovery. For actual treatment, quickly schedule an appointment with Dr. White when you've experienced a mouth injury.
- Schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
- Rinse your mouth with warm water; use floss to remove food between teeth.
- If there is swelling around your mouth, apply a cold compress to the area.
- Do not put aspirin or other painkillers on your teeth or gums because it may burn the gum tissue.
- Do not ignore a toothache; even if the pain disappears the infection may still be present.
Chipped, Broken, or Cracked Tooth
- If possible, save any pieces of the broken or chipped tooth; rinse them with warm water.
- Rinse your mouth with warm water.
- Apply a cold compress to the area; this will help with swelling and pain.
- In the case of bleeding, apply gauze until the bleeding stops.
- The more damage to the tooth and pain you experience the larger the emergency; contact us right away and we can help you to decide how critical quick treatment is.
Knocked out Tooth
- Do not touch the root; save the tooth, but hold it by the crown (the part that you can usually see).
- Do not scrub the tooth; you may rinse it in warm water.
- Try to place the tooth back into the socket it came from. Don't force it.
- If you can't place the tooth in its socket, save the tooth in a small container of milk. It is important to keep the tooth moist at all times.
- Contact a dentist as quickly as possible; the quicker you can get to a dentist the more likely the tooth will be able to be successfully returned to its socket.
Lost Filling or Crown
- Contact your dentist to schedule an appointment immediately.
- If you've lost a filling, use an over-the-counter dental cement to protect the area and reduce pain until your appointment.
- If you've lost a crown, try to place the crown back in position; apply over-the-counter dental cement to the inner surface before you attempt to reposition the crown.
Dental emergencies should be taken extremely seriously. For any of these emergencies, contact us immediately. Advanced Dental Concepts provides superior dental care to those living in and around Broomall, Pennsylvania. We'll be happy to answer your questions or schedule an emergency dental appointment for you today!