Sometimes, regardless of who well you take care of your teeth, you may find yourself in need of immediate dental treatment, and when that happens, turn to us at Urgent Care Dental. Unexpected emergencies can take you by surprise. Some situations simply cannot wait until there is an available appointment and will require our Westchester oral trauma care. Examples include a dislodged or avulsed tooth (one that has been ripped completely from its socket), and general tooth pain.
If you find that you have mouth trauma due to a dislodged tooth, you’ll want to come in as soon as possible. Fortunately, this is something that we can accommodate. Our Westchester oral trauma care does not end when most dental offices close up for the day. In the time between calling our office and arriving here, take over-the-counter pain relief medication as needed or use an ice pack on the effected area. Our urgent dentist will assess the situation, clean the socket and surrounding area, and attempt to get the tooth firmly back into its normal position. If no damage has occurred to the tooth’s pulp, that might be all the treatment you need. An orthodontic wire bracket or a plastic splint may also help in keeping the tooth in place as it heals. If damage to the pulp is evident, root canal therapy is typically required to save the tooth.
When the tooth is avulsed, do your best to keep it moist until you arrive at our office. If possible, place it back in the socket. If you cannot, then place it in water with a pinch of salt or milk. When the tooth remains moist, there is a much better chance that it can be saved. Avulsed teeth generally require immediate root canal, if our Westchester oral trauma care determines that the tooth can be saved.
If you are experiencing a bad toothache, you can also look to us. We don’t want you to remain in pain any longer than you have to. A toothache can mean anything from a cavity to a loose filling to an infection that will require root canal. In any event, you can depend on our Westchester oral trauma care to diagnose and treat you promptly.