Edgewater Dental Arts strives to provide prompt attention for dental emergencies. If your emergency is taking place during normal office hours, please contact (410) 956-3525. For after-hours and weekend emergencies, please call our office to receive information on how to reach Dr. Cutting.
Common Dental Emergencies that we treat include:
- Knocked out tooth
- Cracked or broken tooth
- Broken or missing crown or filling
- Severe toothache
What to do in a Dental Emergency?
If your trauma is serious and you feel dizzy and have lost a lot of blood, dial 911! The last thing you want to do is get behind the wheel of a car if you are feeling shaken or light headed.
Knocked out tooth
First off, don’t panic! If you or your child suffered enough trauma to knock out a tooth, the first thing to do is take a deep breath and gather your wits. If it’s your child, be sure to comfort them and let them know that everything is ok. Next, try to locate the tooth, because we may be able to reattach the tooth! Once you locate the tooth, try and place it back into the tooth socket, or keep it in your mouth. The saliva helps keep your tooth alive. If it’s too painful, place the tooth in a glass of milk. Next, contact us and tell us you have a dental emergency and we will do all we can to see you as soon as possible. Place an ice pack on your mouth and have somebody drive you to our office.
Broken or Missing Crown or Filling
If your crown or filling breaks or falls out, contact us right away for an emergency dental appointment. Even if the injury isn’t painful, the area is not supposed to be exposed to food particles or drinks and could let bacteria in. If you can find the crown, we may be able to reattach it to your tooth, so make sure and try to locate it and bring it in with you.
A severe toothache could be any number of issues and we recommend seeing your Edgewater and Annapolis dentist right away before the severity increases. If a tooth is severely infected, it could result in the loss of a tooth. Plus, you don’t need to be in pain! Contact us and let us know that you have a severe toothache, and we’ll see you as soon as possible!