No one ever expects to need emergency dental care, but if you are experiencing severe dental pain, the last thing you want to do is waste time searching for an emergency dentist online. To make sure you never find yourself in such a situation, save New Haven Dental Group’s number in your phone right now. If you ever need urgent dental care, give us a call right away. We are ready and able to accept patients for emergency dentistry in Woodbridge, CT, often on a same-day basis.
Whether your dental emergency stems from an accident that happened in the blink of an eye or an infection that took multiple months to develop, the best thing to do is seek out professional care as soon as possible. Our team may be able to relieve your pain and repair the damage to your teeth before the problem has the chance to worsen. Before you visit us for your emergency appointment, however, here are a few first-aid tips you can use on your own to handle various dental mishaps:
For minor pain, start by flossing around the tooth to dislodge anything that might be stuck between the teeth. If the pain is overwhelming, however, place a cold compress on the face and take an OTC medication. Avoid chewing with the aching tooth. You may also find it beneficial to apply clove oil, a natural anesthetic, to the area.
Place a cold compress on the same side of the face as the tooth for 10 minutes at a time; this will reduce any swelling and pain. Gather up any pieces of the tooth you can find, and bring them with you when you come to our dental office. Place a piece of sugar-free gum or dental wax over the remaining tooth to protect the soft tissues in your mouth from any jagged edges.
If the tooth is only partially dislodged, try to gently push it back into place. Hold it there by biting down on a piece of gauze. However, for fully knocked out teeth, try to find the tooth. Rinse it off, and replace it in its socket if possible. Call us as soon as possible — if you get to us within an hour or so, we may be able to reattach the tooth.
Find the restoration, give it a quick rinse, and try to place it back onto the tooth — a dab of toothpaste or temporary dental cement can help with this. However, do not force the restoration into place if it does not want to fit. If the tooth is feeling some pain or sensitivity, an over the counter medication can help provide temporary relief.
There are many different types of dental emergencies, and because of this, there is no fixed price for urgent dental care. One patient might just need a prescription to relieve their pain, while another may require root canal therapy and a crown. When you visit us for emergency care, we will provide you with a personalized estimate for the cost of your treatment.