Family & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Greenwich, CT
Accidents can happen anytime, anywhere. Suffering an injury that involves a broken or damaged tooth often requires prompt care to relieve pain and preserve your oral health. When you’re faced with a dental emergency, Sean Sutton, DDS, and Mark Sutton, DDS, at Greenwich Dentistry make it simple to get the care you need. The Greenwich, Connecticut, office has flexible hours and is open some Saturdays to accommodate patients living in the greater Greenwich, Connecticut, area. Contact the office online or by phone now to learn more about emergency dentistry services.
Emergency Dentistry Q&A
What is a dental emergency?
Any type of accident, from a sports injury to biting down on something hard, can lead to a tooth injury. Some types of tooth injuries aren’t considered emergencies and they can wait for normal office hours, but others require prompt medical care.
Severe tooth cracks and chips can be extremely painful and compromise the integrity of the tooth. Knocked-out teeth also require quick medical attention to preserve your oral health. If you’re experiencing pain that doesn’t go away or bleeding that doesn’t stop, contact the office to get the treatment you need.
Greenwich Dentistry is prepared to handle many common dental emergencies and mouth injuries. The dentists are available over the phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When you need expert care, the office is open on certain Saturdays throughout the month.
Does a toothache need emergency dental care?
Toothaches are a common complaint among children and adults alike. Tooth pain can be bothersome, but it’s not always easy to know when a toothache necessitates emergency care.
You should visit the emergency dentist if you have:
- Severe mouth pain
- Facial swelling
- An abscess
- Bumps on your gums
These symptoms could be signs of serious infections, which, if ignored, can quickly become life-threatening. At Greenwich Dentistry, the team evaluates your toothache and recommends treatment options to relieve pain and prevent complications.
What should I do if I lose a tooth?
It’s normal for children to lose their baby teeth between the ages of six and 12. But losing a permanent tooth is considered a dental emergency. If you suffer an injury or accident that knocks out a tooth, it’s important to know what to do.
In some cases, an adult tooth that’s knocked out can be saved. If you lose a tooth, rinse it to remove visible dirt and attempt to place it back into the socket. Gauze or a cold tea bag can help stop bleeding.
If it’s not possible to replace the tooth, place it in a glass of saliva or milk and bring it with you to the emergency dentist. Treatment is focused on stopping bleeding, minimizing pain, and saving your natural tooth whenever possible.
From knocked out teeth to painful abscesses, the team at Greenwich Dentistry is equipped to handle a range of dental emergencies. Call the office, use the online booking tool, or stop in for prompt care today.
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