Emergency Dentist for Ridgefield
From broken teeth to toothaches, knocked out teeth, and more, dental emergencies come in many forms. When the unexpected happens to you or a loved one, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your dentist at Ridgefield Perfect Smile Center. You don’t have time to lose in a dental emergency -- and every minute makes a difference in restoring your smile health. You can count on Dr. Jones and Dr. Franzese to provide urgent care for your next dental emergency in Ridgefield.
What To Do After a Dental Emergency
What counts as a dental emergency? Generally, if you’re in pain, bleeding, or have broken something in your mouth, you need urgent attention. Some of the most common dental emergencies include:
- Broken, fractured, or cracked tooth
- Knocked out or missing tooth
- Broken filling, inlay, onlay, or crown
- Foreign object lodged between teeth
Dental emergencies come in many forms, so don’t delay calling your emergency dentist if you suspect you require immediate care.
If you’ve broken a tooth, find any missing pieces and carefully store them for possible reattachment. Call your dentist immediately, and apply an ice pack to reduce swelling. Hold the pack (covered in a cloth) against the affected cheek in 15 minute intervals. Take an over-the-counter pain medication to ease discomfort until you can reach your dentist’s office.
Call your dentist at the very first sign of a toothache. A painful tooth won’t get better on its own, and aches can quickly turn into an abscessed tooth requiring root canal or extraction. Prevent infection by seeking dental care immediately. Manage discomfort by taking an over-the-counter medication like Tylenol or Aleve until your dental appointment.
Knocked Out Tooth
A tooth that’s been completely lost is perhaps one of the most stressful dental situations -- but it’s important that you keep calm. Collect the tooth and rinse away any debris under warm water. Do not scrub the tooth or touch its root. Store the tooth in the empty socket, in the cheek, or in a bag of milk until you can receive the urgent care you require.
Broken Dental Work
If a filling, inlay, onlay, crown or any other type of dental work breaks, collect the broken pieces and call your dentist immediately. Ignoring broken dental work can lead to more serious infection or injuries to the rest of the mouth. If you cannot come into the dentist’s office immediately, you may be able to temporarily reattach the device with toothpaste or a denture adhesive -- just remember it’s not a permanent fix.
Foreign Object Lodged Between Teeth
When something gets caught in your teeth, do not try to force it out. First, try gently flossing the area -- if the offending particle or object won’t come loose, stop there and call your dentist. We have the special tools and know-how to safely dislodge foreign objects from the teeth and gums. Trying a do-it-yourself solution could cause more serious injuries.
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Your dentist in Ridgefield is here for you in your next dental emergency. Call us at (203) 438-8919 the next time something goes wrong. Ridgefield Perfect Smile Center is here for you when you need us most!