Updated: Apr 23, 2020
If you have a sudden accident or unexpected pain in your teeth, gums, or jaw, you can contact Advanced Dental Center, PC in Norwalk, CT. To help you understand what to do right after an injury or sudden pain, these FAQs can guide you until you see one of our dentists in Norwalk, CT in person. If you’re dealing with pain or an injury right now, contact us now to make a short-notice appointment!
What qualifies as a dental emergency?
Dental emergencies usually consist of broken or knocked out teeth, inner mouth injuries such as lacerations and large gashes, or infections.
You might need to see a dentist near you on short notice or after hours if you injured your face or mouth in any number of ways. Falling, slipping, car accidents, and sports collisions might knock your teeth and jaw, potentially breaking teeth or causing internal damage to your mouth.
The other type of situation for emergency dental care involves sharp pain in your teeth or gums that starts suddenly and won’t go away.
If you’re experiencing unusual excruciating pain, swelling, bleeding, or pus excreting from your gums and teeth, then you’re most likely experiencing a dental emergency and you should contact our professional dentists in Norwalk, CT right away.
What do I do in the case of a dental emergency?
If your tooth is knocked out, immediately call a dentist for an emergency appointment in Norwalk, CT. It is important to see a dentist within an hour of when your tooth is knocked out for the best chance of the tooth surviving the trauma.
If you had an accident, sports injury, fall, or a toothache causing pain, apply a cold compress to your chin or cheek on the hurt side. In a pinch, a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a towel can work. After a few minutes, remove the compress and rinse your mouth with warm water to wash away any blood. Repeat this process two or three times.
If the injury knocks one or more teeth loose, leave them in place until your appointment and avoid eating solid foods that could break or dislodge the teeth. If a tooth does fall out, keep it moist in a glass of warm water and bring them to our office.
How can I prepare for a dental emergency?
The best way to be prepared for a dental emergency is to create a dental emergency kit and keep it somewhere that’s easily accessible in your home. The kit should include dentist's phone numbers: (203) 364-5084, dental floss, saline solution, a small flashlight, handkerchief, gauze, small container with lid.
How can an emergency dentist help me?
By seeing you on the same day or after hours. Our professional dentists Dr Tal Yossefi and Dr Elad Yossefi can relieve pain, prevent further damage, and offer the best options for treatment while the injury is still fresh. Furthermore, even if you don’t see a problem, injuries can cause internal damage that will only be visible to the experienced dentist with X-rays and other exam methods. The longer you wait, the more serious the problem may become—not to mention the pain you’ll have to manage! Contact Advanced Dental Center, PC for an emergency dental care in Norwalk, CT!