Do you have a toothache, broken tooth, or sports-related facial injury? If so, what are you going to do about it? Almost everyone knows that during medical emergencies you should call emergency services or precede to the nearest hospital. When patients experience dental emergencies, they often spend too much time and money visiting an emergency room, or they postpone treatment until Monday morning when their dental office opens. At Center One Dental of Canonsburg, we have a better idea. If you or a loved one are experiencing a dentistry emergency, we invite you to contact us for urgent dental care. In many cases, we are able to see patients on the same day they contact us to begin relieving pain and repairing your damaged smile.
If you’re hesitating to call our office because you don’t know for sure your situation is an emergency, we encourage you to call us anyway. We always want to start repairing dental damage as soon as possible. If we determine your situation doesn’t require immediate treatment, we’ll still schedule a visit and walk you through in-office and at-home care and pain management to ensure comfort and safety until you reach our office. Some of the most common dental emergencies we treat include:
When you call our office during a dental emergency, we will take the time to answer your questions, help you assess your situation, and walk you through first aid and pain management steps over the phone. We will also schedule an appointment to see you as soon as possible. In most cases, we’re able to see patients on the same day they call us to begin repairing damaged smiles to full health and function.
When you’re experiencing a dental emergency, we are here to help and will be happy to answer your questions. Below, you’ll see the answers to some of those questions we hear most often, but don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you don’t see the answer to your specific question or you want to find out more.
If you have a broken tooth, it’s important to call us right away. In many cases, we can partner with you to save the tooth. If you have a large piece of tooth that has been knocked out, retrieve it and place the tooth shard in a container with water to protect it until you arrive in our office. If your tooth is bleeding, bite down on gauze or clean cloth to apply pressure. If pressure alone doesn’t slow or stop the bleeding, apply an ice pack to the side of your face where the tooth was damaged. This will slow bleeding, relieve pain, and reduce swelling. When you arrive in our office, we’ll create a dental restoration to conserve the remaining tooth structure and repair your damaged smile.
Many patients experience tooth sensitivity. This can occur for a number of reasons, including:
There are many causes of toothache. Some of the most common reasons patients experience toothaches include: