Eldersburg Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dental Care in Eldersburg

Emergencies Happen

Dental emergencies happen, and usually when you least expect them. If you’re dealing with a dental emergency for the first time, it can be frightening. However, you don’t have to panic. Integrative Dental Wellness offers Eldersburg emergency dentistry services that will help you solve your issues in a timely manner. Dental emergencies typically require fast attention in order to prevent further damage. Our office is fully equipped to handle many dental emergencies same-day. With years of experience, our dentists are able to handle a variety of dental emergencies while providing a calm, relaxing atmosphere. Common dental emergencies include:

  • Injuries to the mouth or to teeth due to falling, including teeth being knocked out
  • Severe or abnormal dental pain, sudden, sharp, or dull/aching
  • Infections, redness, swelling, or pus from a tooth
  • Severe tooth sensitivity or a cracked/broken tooth

How can our Eldersburg emergency dentistry services help during a dental emergency?

Our practice knows that dental emergencies can come out of nowhere. They can also be extremely painful and lead to more complications if left untreated. Our team has the expertise you need to receive timely assistance that relieves your pain. Our Eldersburg emergency dentistry services provide you with quick and effective treatment that treats the root of your problem. For any dental emergency not needing hospital-level care, please call our office immediately. Our staff will get an understanding of what is going on and refer you to a higher level of care if needed. However, for dental emergencies we can treat, we will schedule you as soon as possible, often same-day, to connect you with one of our dentists.

Useful tips to handle dental emergencies prior to going to the dentist

It is recommended to contact an Eldersburg emergency dentistry office as soon as possible if you are experiencing a dental emergency. Quickly addressing your emergency can help prevent additional problems such as tissue loss, tooth loss, spread of infection, or a swollen jaw. However, if you’re unable to find immediate treatment, there are some common at-home tips to treat emergencies while waiting for a dental appointment.

  • For Pain: For extensive dental pain, consider an over-the-counter (OTC) dental pain remedy. Often these can come in the form of dental gels, which can be applied to the pain point for numbing action, or even in spray form. Additionally, you may be able to take a normal dose of ibuprofen or Tylenol to ease the pain while you wait for an appointment.
  • For Bleeding: If dental bleeding is not severe, consider putting gauze in your mouth to see if the bleeding will stop on its own while you call your dental office. However, for heavy bleeding that will not stop, or for heavy dental bleeding associated with other symptoms, please go straight to the nearest emergency room.
  • For a Broken or Missing Tooth: If your tooth has broken or fallen out, ensure you have gotten out any fragments of the tooth, and consider rinsing with warm salt water while waiting on an appointment.
  • For a Broken or Missing Dental Restoration: Dental restorations such as dentures, bridges, and implants can become dislodged or broken. If this happens, an over-the-counter dental cement or sugarless piece of gum can work as a temporary solution while you wait for a dentist appointment.
  • For Abscess: If you notice a swollen or pimple-like infection near the root of your tooth, rinse your mouth with salt water multiple times throughout the day. Because a dental abscess can damage surrounding teeth, we suggest you see a dentist as soon as possible.
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Great experience, very kind and respectful staff, beautiful office. Dr. Betts was wonderful and put my dentist fears at ease. Especially love that they support Helping Up Mission.

— S.S.

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