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Dental Emergencies Specialist

Family Dental Care of Rocky Hill

Family Dentist located in Rocky Hill, CT

When you’re dealing with a dental emergency, every second counts, so it helps to be prepared and have a good emergency dentist on call. The dentists provide exceptional emergency care at Family Dental Care of Rocky Hill. If you have a dental emergency, visit their state-of-the-art clinic in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, right away or schedule a visit in advance by calling the office.

Dental Emergencies Q & A

What is a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is any dental situation that requires immediate treatment. Dental emergencies can happen in a variety of situations, from automobile accidents to simply biting down awkwardly on a hard piece of food.

Some of the more common emergency situations include:

  • Severe toothache
  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Injury to or bleeding in your gums, cheek, or tongue
  • Broken or loose braces
  • Chipped or broken tooth
  • Lost filling or crown
  • Loose tooth
  • Abscess

The team at Family Dental Care of Rocky Hill is highly skilled in treating a wide array of dental emergencies. If you’re unsure as to whether your situation requires emergency treatment, call the office and speak with a team member –– they can tell you over the phone whether you need to visit the clinic immediately or if you should schedule a regular appointment. 

Should I visit a dentist or the emergency room?

When an accident happens, many people’s first thought is to go to the emergency room. If your accident involves damage to your head, neck, or body, you should definitely seek care at a hospital.

But if your accident only caused damage to your mouth, you’ll get more effective treatment by visiting an emergency dentist. Dentists are better equipped at handling damage to the mouth than emergency room physicians are, and can more accurately diagnose and treat your oral concerns. 

How do you treat dental emergencies?

Dental emergencies can generally be split into two broad categories: damage and toothache. 

Damage

Damage is when your teeth or oral tissues need repair after sustaining physical trauma, like a fracture, chip, or even being knocked out entirely. Your emergency dentist can administer several services to treat tooth damage, including dental bonding, crowns, or veneers.

If you’ve knocked out your tooth entirely, you can save your smile with a timely trip to Family Dental Care of Rocky Hill. If you can locate your tooth, rinse it off (making sure to not touch the roots), put it in a cup of milk, and come to the clinic immediately. The team of emergency dentists might be able to successfully reinsert your tooth into your empty socket. If they’re unable to get the tooth back in, they suggest several replacement options, including dentures, a dental bridge, or dental implants.

Toothache

Severe toothaches are typically the result of a long-developing problem, like severe decay or infection. Sometimes, patients don’t heed the warning signs of a developing infection, and the pain eventually becomes unbearable. In those cases, your dentist might suggest performing an emergency root canal to alleviate your pain and restore your tooth.

To learn more about how Family Dental Care of Rocky Hill treats dental emergencies, schedule a visit today by calling the office.