Find out if the problems you are dealing with require immediate dental treatment.
It’s not always easy to be able to tell when you are faced with a dental emergency. Of course, it’s important that you have a dentist you can turn to when problems happen. Our Jenkintown, PA, emergency dentists Dr. Tyler Sorensen and Dr. Diana Silva handle emergency situations all the time and have helped restore countless smiles for patients of all ages.
If you are experience dental pain this is something that requires immediate attention. A toothache can happen for a number of reasons, from injuries (e.g. fracture or crack) and decay to an infection. The sooner you get the issue evaluated and treated the better your chances of preserving as much of the natural tooth as possible.
A Broken Tooth
If you have cracked, chipped or broken your tooth this is another problem that will require immediate care from our Jenkintown, PA, dentist. In many cases, a broken tooth also means that there is damage inside the tooth as well. A damaged dental pulp will need to be removed as soon as possible to restore the tooth. To tackle pain and swelling before coming into our office, apply a wrapped ice pack to your face or take an over-the-counter painkiller.
Swollen, Red Gums
Gums that are red, swollen or painful may be trying to tell you that you have gum disease. If gum disease is caught soon enough it can even be reversed during the earlier stages. Even gum disease that isn’t caught right away can be properly managed through a deep cleaning treatment known as scaling and root planing, as well as at-home treatment options.
A Knocked-Out Tooth
Nothing is scarier than having a permanent tooth completely knocked out. We know how scary that can be but it’s important to remain calm. The first thing you need to do is to carefully rinse off the tooth with water and then try to place it gently back in the socket. If the tooth won’t go back in then try to hold it between your gums and your cheek to keep it moist. Then immediately head to our office. If you receive care within one hour of the injury it’s possible that the tooth can be saved.
Whether your child sustained a dental injury playing sports or you broke a dental restoration, we are here to provide emergency dental care to the Jenkintown, PA, area whenever you need it most. Call Jenkintown Dental Associates today.