Emergency Dentistry at Scott R. Adishian, D.D.S. Inc.
At Scott R. Adishian, D.D.S. Inc., our top priority is patient safety and well-being. Dental emergencies are just a normal part of life and sometimes you can’t afford to wait until the next business day to see a dentist.
For this reason, we encourage patients in our records to come see us for same-day emergency dental care. We also have a capable emergency staff available after our regular business hours. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, come to our office right away! The sooner we can treat you, the better off you’ll be.
Types of Dental Emergencies
So what exactly constitutes a dental emergency? Here are some examples of possible dental emergencies and what you can do to mitigate the damage while you get yourself to our office for treatment:
- Cracked, chipped, or otherwise broken tooth.
- Abscessed tooth.
- Extreme tooth pain or toothache.
- A loose or knocked-out (adult) tooth.
- Jaw pain.
- Swelling or bleeding in the gums.
- Painful biting or chewing.
- Hypersensitivity to hot or cold foods.
If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these dental emergencies, come to our office as soon as possible. If you can’t get to us right away, there are steps you can take to mitigate dental damage in the meantime.
If there’s bleeding at the site of the injury, rinse out the mouth with warm water and apply gauze as necessary to stop the bleeding. Avoiding using tissue or cotton swabs that will leave behind pieces or residue.
If you’ve knocked out a tooth, try to locate it and put it in a bag of milk, then bring it with you to your emergency appointment.
Stay Safe, Stay Healthy!
Your oral health and safety is of the utmost importance to us. Call us or visit our office to learn more about our emergency dentistry hours and policies, or to schedule your first appointment.