As an experienced emergency dentist, Dr. Alison Seliger-Schamberg is here to help you get the treatment you need, no matter what the situation may be. Contact Zwell Dental at (978) 501-2222 to schedule a consultation today, and get the help you need.
Emergency dentistry focuses on treating urgent, painful, and time-sensitive dental health issues or injuries. The team at Zwell Dental is here to help you with any emergency dental concerns you may have. Whenever possible, we see patients same-day or next business-day to help you get out of pain and back to your life.
Toothaches are the most common type of dental emergency, and are usually caused by tooth infections.
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Whether you’ve broken a tooth or you have developed a serious toothache, the pain of a dental emergency can completely interrupt your daily routine. You may not be able to focus on work, school, family obligations, and more. With immediate emergency care from Zwell Dental, you can get out of pain and get back to your day-to-day life.
Generally speaking, the sooner you get treatment for a dental health issue, the better your outcome will be. By getting treatment from Dr. Seliger-Schamberg immediately, you’ll have the best chance of avoiding future complications. This saves you stress, time, and money, too!
After your emergency treatment at our office, you can enjoy peace of mind. You won’t have to stress about pain, complications, or any other problems with your mouth. With emergency dentistry and our personalized treatment plans, we’ll get your oral health back on track, guaranteed.
If you have damaged your tooth, you should first check to see if there is any bleeding. If you are bleeding, bite down on some fresh dampened gauze to help it stop. Then rinse your mouth to remove any tooth fragments that could be left behind. If you broke off a large piece of your tooth and/or if the tooth is sharp, please call us right away to schedule an emergency visit. Your dentist at Zwell Dental will evaluate your tooth and smooth it or repair it if possible.
If you have a knocked-out tooth, the first thing you want to do is locate the tooth if possible. Knocked-out teeth are time sensitive and have the best chance of being saved if you can get to the dentist within an hour of the tooth being knocked out.
If you locate the tooth, hold it from the crown and avoid touching the root. If the tooth is dirty, rinse it off under some water and then try to reattach it by firmly pressing it into the socket and biting down. If this is successful, get to the dentist right away so we can use a splint to stabilize the tooth.
If you cannot reinsert the tooth you will need to store it in saliva or milk and place it in a container that you bring to your emergency appointment.
Only try to reinsert a knocked-out adult tooth. If a baby tooth is lost prematurely, contact us right away but avoid trying to place the tooth back in the socket because this can damage the underlying permanent tooth. Children who lost a baby tooth too soon may need a space maintainer.
If dental work such as a filling, dental crown, or bridge has fallen out, you should contact us right away and let us know about any other symptoms you are experiencing. Losing a filling can lead to bacteria reaching the deeper layers of your tooth and the longer you wait, the greater risk you have of worsening decay or an infection.
Until you can get to the dentist you should clean the area with a lukewarm saltwater solution, locate the missing dental work so you can bring it with you to the dentist if you can find it, take anti-inflammatory pain medication to relieve discomfort, and avoid chewing on that side of your mouth.
If you can’t get to the dentist right away, you should go to the dentist to place a temporary filling that will protect the inside of your tooth from bacteria. If a crown has fallen off but the tooth underneath is still intact along with any fillings, you can gently brush the tooth with fluoride toothpaste.
If you have a loose adult tooth, this could be a result of dental trauma, gum disease, teeth grinding, or many other causes. You should contact us right away. Avoid touching the tooth as much as possible to prevent it from falling out. While the tooth is still attached, we have the best chance of saving it.
When a tooth is loose, you run the risk of exposing the tooth’s root to bacteria and becoming infected. Keep your mouth clean by carefully swishing around with a saltwater solution to remove bacteria and food particles from around the tooth.
You need to get to the dentist as soon as possible so we can stabilize the tooth. If you can get to the dentist within 24 hours of noticing that your tooth is loose, we have a better chance of salvaging it.
If you’re experiencing serious oral pain, discomfort, or bleeding, you need to get emergency dental care. You also may need emergency dental care if you notice other changes in your mouth, like a damaged dental crown or a missing dental filling.
Not sure if you need to get treatment right away? Feel free to give Zwell Dental a call at (978) 501-2222. We’re always happy to provide a treatment recommendation, and we offer same-day emergency care in Littleton, too!