Accidents that damage teeth can happen at any time to you or anyone in your family. Someone may take a fall, get hit with a ball in the face, or perhaps wake up with a severe toothache with pain that doesn’t subside after taking pain relievers. If this happens to you, Contact Model Dentistry about our emergency dentistry.
Although you’ve had an accident that involves your teeth, the damage you sustain may not be an emergency. If you have a severe toothache, but the pain recedes after taking a pain reliever, then you can wait to make an appointment with your regular dentist.
Even a bleeding tooth may not be an emergency if the bleeding stops after applying pressure to it. However, if the pain doesn’t subside or bleeding doesn’t stop, then you need to go to an emergency dentist in Columbia, MD, as soon as you can get in to see someone.
Other emergencies may include:
We accept emergency appointments during our regular business hours on Tuesday and Thursday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you or one of your family has a dental emergency, you should give your dentist a call right away. Your dentist can provide instructions or reducing the bleeding and swelling.
If you’ve experienced a trauma or were hit by an object in the mouth, and it knocked-out or broke a tooth, you should stop the bleeding. Use a clean tissue, napkin, or handkerchief to firmly press on the socket to stop the blood flow.
Next, apply an ice pack to the area of impact to reduce swelling and discomfort. At the same time, you’re doing that, look for the tooth. If it’s intact, our dentist, Dr. Jennifer Atapour, may be able to save it. Rinse the tooth and try to replace it in the socket. If you can’t, place it into a cup with some milk or saliva to keep it viable until you can get emergency dental care.
If you notice any swelling on your gums that looks white or yellowish, contact us to schedule a visit with our dentist. Swelling may indicate an abscess. Abscesses are dangerous because the infection can get into your bloodstream and damage vital organs.
Whether you have a broken tooth, abscess, or another reason to see an emergency dentist near you, contact our office to determine the best time to come in to get emergency care from Dr. Atapour. She can take care of your emergency and pass the information about her treatment to your regular dentist to ensure they provide follow-up care to save your smile.