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Emergency Dentist — Woodbridge, CT

Compassionate Care at a Moment’s Notice

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No one ever expects to need emergency dental care, but if you are experiencing severe dental pain or a broken tooth, the last thing you want to do is waste time searching for an emergency dentist near me 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. For compassionate care at a moment’s notice, you can count on New Haven Dental Group.

Why Choose New Haven Dental Group for Emergency Dental Care?

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

Woman with toothache visiting her Woodbridge emergency dentist

Although dental emergencies can be frightening, it is important that you maintain a level head. Taking fast, appropriate action can stop a dental emergency from worsening and help to ease your pain as quickly as possible. You should call us as soon as your dental emergency begins. From there, here is how you can typically expect us to handle your dental emergency:

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

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. When you give us a call, we can give you personalized guidance on what steps you should take to manage the situation until you can reach us. Below, you’ll find some important information on a few of the most common dental emergencies we treat here at New Haven Dental Group.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies 

Patient and dentist discussing the cost fo dental emergencies in Woodbridge

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.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

Woman with healthy smile thanks to toothache treatment in Woodbridge

Dental Emergency FAQs

Our Woodbridge dental team is ready to provide compassionate and top-quality care when you are in urgent need of our services. Before you save our number in your phone, though, you may want to learn more about dental emergencies and how to handle them. Below, you will find some practical information. If your specific concerns are not addressed here, give us a call. We will be happy to take a moment to speak with you.

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Will My Toothache Go Away on Its Own?

Teeth cannot heal themselves, so your toothache is unlikely to go away without professional care. Indeed, the pain will probably worsen with time.

Of course, there are a couple of scenarios in which a toothache might unexpectedly disappear. For example, if the pain is coming from near a tooth, rather than the tooth itself, the pain might subside as your body heals. This can happen if a sinus infection is placing pressure on your teeth or you have a minor gum injury.

It is also possible for a toothache to disappear if the nerve inside the tooth dies. This is not a good thing. The infection that killed the nerve could still be present. It may continue to cause damage. It could even lead to systemic illness.

How Should I Sleep with Tooth Pain?

Dental pain is one of the most frustrating types of discomfort, and it can often be worse at night. Here are some tips that might help you get some rest:

  • Keep your head elevated to prevent blood from rushing to the area.
  • Take an over-the-counter pain medication.
  • Apply a cold compress before bed. (Do not fall asleep while applying ice. Overexposure to cold can cause tissue damage.)
  • Do not eat spicy, crunchy, or tough foods before bed.

Should I Visit the Emergency Room First for Dental Emergencies?

Most hospital emergency rooms are not equipped to handle toothaches and other common dental problems. They might do little more than tell you to visit your dentist when you can. In some cases, they might also provide pain medication.

Of course, there are some instances when you should visit the hospital ER. If you believe your jaw is broken or dislocated, you have a dental infection that is causing a high fever or limiting your ability to breathe, or if you are bleeding uncontrollably, the hospital should be your first stop. Later, our team can provide follow-up care.

Should Knocked-Out Teeth Be Placed in Water?

An avulsed (knocked-out) tooth can be rinsed off with water, but it should not be stored in the water. Water might damage the root surface cells of the tooth and reduce the chances that it can be splinted back into its socket.

Instead of storing the tooth in water, try to place the tooth in its original socket. Alternatively, you could place it in milk or a saline solution.

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(203) 389-7080 3 Research Drive
Woodbridge, CT
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