Naylors Court Dental Partners

How to Recognize a Dental Emergency

May 2, 2020
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Posted By: Naylors Court Dental Partners

Unless you have an injury to your teeth or gums—stray ball or slip and fall—you may not recognize common dental emergencies when they present. Fortunately, your emergency dentist in Pikesville, MD makes it easy.

At Naylors Court Dental Partners, we define anything that causes you oral pain or threatens your dental health as a dental emergency. If ever you are unsure, we want you to contact a member of our dental team for an assessment and instructions.

Dental Emergencies Defined

There are more dental emergency scenarios than we can cover here, but the most common dental emergencies include the following

  • Toothache
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Jaw pain or swelling
  • Broken tooth or restoration
  • Tooth or restoration knocked out or loose
  • Inner-cheek or gum trauma

It is our goal to provide toothache relief in Pikesville and restore your dental health as soon as possible.

Your Emergency Dental Appointment

At Naylors Court Dental Partners, you can count on a sterile environment and top safety protocols during your emergency appointment. Our team will work fast to numb the area, and your dentist will work quickly to save your tooth or reverse your oral health emergency.

We will also provide all aftercare instructions to keep you safe and comfortable following treatment.

Keeping Your Smile Healthy

We never want you to experience the pain that comes with many dental emergencies, which is why we recommend preventive dental care.

Best practices for lowering your risks include:

  • Brushing and flossing at least two times every day
  • Visiting your dentist at least two times each year for exams and cleanings
  • Wearing your nightguard if you suffer from bruxism (grinding and clenching your teeth)
  • Wearing a mouthguard if you play sports

At Naylors Court Dental Partners, we want you to enjoy a comfortable and healthy smile. Preventive dentistry is designed to lower your risks for complications like root infections, deep cavities, and periodontal disease—all of which can lead to a dental emergency.

We Treat Dental Emergencies in Pikesville

If you have a dental emergency, or if you’re unsure, we are here for you.

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