Dental emergencies occur at the most inconvenient times. Emergencies will often disrupt one’s life, while causing anxiety and stress. At Naylors Court Dental Partners, we strive to provide timely and efficient dental care to treat your emergent condition and prevent the occurrence of future emergencies. Thus, we reserve time in our daily schedule to accommodate patients with emergencies.
In case of a dental emergency, please call our office to schedule an appointment. We will evaluate your condition with an exam and the appropriate x-rays. From there, Drs. Moe & Jennifer Virmani will diagnose your condition and provide the appropriate treatment to eliminate your pain and discomfort.
Whether you are an existing patient or a new patient, our dentists are here to help you alleviate the pain and anxiety caused by a dental emergency.
Here are some of the common dental emergencies we encounter:
Tooth Sensitivity or Tooth Ache
A tooth that is sensitive to temperature or pressure or that is experiencing spontaneous pain or swelling can be an indication of the presence of an infection. In these situations, immediate dental care is necessary to help prevent further damage and discomfort. Mild sensitivity can be due to gum recession or a developing crack within a tooth. Again, these should be assessed by a dentist to prevent the issue from progressing.
Knocked Out Permanent Tooth
The loss of an adult tooth due to trauma or an accident is a rare but scary dental emergency. The first thing to do in this situation is to recover the tooth if possible. If you can recover the tooth, try to reinsert it into the socket and hold it there. If it cannot be reinserted, store the tooth in milk. These teeth should be reinserted as quickly as possible, so in these events contact a dentist immediately.
Broken or Chipped Teeth
If you have a broken or chipped tooth, we can evaluate and repair the tooth that has broken. Teeth can fracture from a variety of reasons including cavities, teeth grinding and trauma. Small fractures in teeth can often be repaired with bonding or fillings. Other larger fractures can require more extensive treatment including crowns or veneers. Please call our office as soon as possible so we can repair the tooth before it breaks further or causes other damage.
Cut or Bitten Cheek, Lip or Tongue
Apply ice to any bruised areas and hold gauze over the area with pressure to stop any bleeding. Once the bleeding has stopped, warm salt water rinses will often help the area feel better. Please contact us to evaluate the area.