Emergency Dentistry

American Dental Excellence -  - Implant Dentistry

American Dental Excellence

Implant Dentistry & Family Dentistry located in Limerick, PA

When you break a tooth or have pain in your mouth, you want treatment right away, rather than a long wait for an appointment. The skilled team at American Dental Excellence in Limerick, Pennsylvania offers emergency dentistry services such as same-day appointments to address urgent dental issues. If you have a dental emergency, call American Dental Excellence or schedule an appointment online today.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is a dental emergency?

Unlike your regular cleanings, some dental appointments can’t wait a week or month to be scheduled. Because dental emergencies aren’t always clearly defined, some issues that require immediate attention include:

  • Loose or lost fillings
  • Painful or loose teeth
  • Sore or bleeding gums
  • Severe ache or tooth pain
  • Objects lodged in your teeth or mouth
  • Knocked out, broken, or cracked teeth
  • A bit lip, tongue, or inside of your cheek

If you’ve sustained trauma to your tooth or are in pain, it’s essential to contact American Dental Excellence as quickly as possible. Doing so reduces your risk of potential nerve damage in your teeth as well as infection.

What should I do if I lose a permanent tooth?

If a permanent tooth comes out, keep the tooth moist and handle it as little as possible until you see your American Dental Excellence dentist. If you can, return your tooth to its empty socket in your mouth. It might help to bite down on a wet tea bag or gauze on the side of your mouth where the tooth came out.

If you can't hold your permanent tooth in place in your mouth, rinse it in cool water and save it in a small container of milk or saliva until your appointment.

You can reduce any bleeding in your mouth by applying a cold, wet compress to the empty tooth socket.

What if I have a severe toothache?

To manage severe tooth pain while you wait for your appointment at American Dental Excellence, try rinsing your mouth with warm water to free any debris. If possible, try to floss gently to remove anything caught between your teeth.

Pressing a cold compress or ice pack against the area with tooth pain can also provide temporary relief, but don’t apply pain relievers to your gums or teeth.

What services can I expect from an emergency dentist?

Your dentist at American Dental Excellence can offer a variety of services depending on your dental emergency, including:

  • Root canals to treat an infected tooth
  • Dental fillings to repair damage or decay
  • Dental crowns to protect a cracked or chipped tooth
  • Tooth extractions due to decay, disease, or trauma

If you have a dental emergency, call American Dental Excellence or schedule a same-day appointment online today.