Accidents happen. When an accident or injury impacts your teeth, it’s important to know what to do. Cracks, infections, and knocked-out teeth can be painful and compromise your oral health. But prompt emergency dental care from expert dentist Paul Goodman, DDS, in Pleasantville, New Jersey, can relieve pain and restore your oral health. Call the team at Paul H. Goodman, DDS & Jay L. Rosenberg, DDS, to book an emergency dentistry appointment or select the next available appointment online.
Whether you suffered a blow to the face or accidentally bit down on something hard, you might find yourself with a tooth injury. Almost any type of accident can result in an injury affecting teeth, but not all tooth damage is considered an emergency.
Some chips and cracks can be painful in the moment. If you damage a tooth, but the pain isn’t intense, you might not need emergency dentistry and can make a regular appointment with the team to have it examined. However, severe injury or infection often causes extreme pain that doesn’t go away.
Badly damaged teeth, abscesses, or teeth that have been completely knocked out need emergency dental care to preserve your oral health. If you experience an injury and have ongoing pain or bleeding that doesn’t stop, visit the emergency dentist right away.
Children lose their baby teeth between the ages of six and 12. But losing a permanent tooth isn’t normal, and it’s considered a dental emergency. Acting quickly could save the tooth and minimize your risk of oral health complications.
If your tooth falls out, locate it and rinse it to remove dirt. If possible, try to place it back in the socket until you can get emergency care. Using a cold tea bag or gauze may temporarily help stop bleeding.
If putting the tooth in the socket isn’t an option, bring it to the office in a glass of saliva or milk. With prompt emergency care, it’s possible to save a tooth that’s been knocked out.
Tooth pain is common. While it can be bothersome, it’s not always easy to tell when your toothache is a sign of something more serious.
You may need emergency treatment if you have a toothache along with:
These symptoms could indicate infection or abscess, which can become severe and life-threatening without proper care. If your toothache is caused by infection, the team prescribes a treatment plan to relieve pain and improve oral health.
Dr. Goodman and the team provide prompt and effective care when you’re faced with a dental emergency. Call the office for the next available appointment or book online today.