Have you just broken or lost a permanent tooth? Do you require urgent dental care? Call Dovedale Dental Care at 410-442-1173 in the event of a dental emergency. Our dental professionals offer emergency dental care to patients in Marriottsville, MD. Emergency dentistry is a part of general dental care because it can prevent further oral health issues. If you have sustained dental injuries or have lost a tooth from a medical emergency, please contact a hospital first. We will provide you with dental treatment after you receive professional medical care.
Emergency Dental Care in Marriottsville
There are several common dental emergencies that we treat in our office. Discover how to address these emergencies before you visit us and learn what treatment options we provide to fix your smile:
Have you just lost a permanent tooth? If you can, find the tooth, hold it by its crown, and gently rinse it in water. Then, try to gently place the tooth back in its socket. If you cannot place it back, hold the tooth between your cheek and gums. Keeping the tooth moist will increase the chance that we are able to reinsert the tooth. However, we also offer dental implants and implant-secured restorations to replace lost teeth at the root.
If you have just chipped or cracked a tooth, immediately rinse your mouth with warm water. Gently apply pressure to the tooth with a clean cloth. You may also apply a cold compress to reduce swelling. If you can locate the broken piece of tooth, bring it to us in wet gauze. Our team offers a variety of options for patients with dental injuries, from dental bonding to dental crowns.
It is normal for patients to experience bleeding gums if they have gingivitis or gum inflammation. Many patients with gingivitis experience bleeding gums when they brush or floss their teeth. This is commonly caused by periodontal disease. However, if you experience excessive bleeding after oral surgery, such as tooth extraction, contact our office. It will take some time for bleeding to stop at an extraction site. We will provide patients with gauze to help create a protective clot at the socket. But if bleeding at the site continues for several days, you require emergency care. We will find the source of the bleeding and prevent further blood loss.
Broken Dental Restoration
Do you have an old broken filling or dental crown? Gently place your dental filling or crown back in with a denture adhesive. This will temporarily protect your damaged tooth. We will examine your restoration and plan your new replacement. Our team will also provide you with a professional temporary restoration while we create your permanent filling or crown.
Repair Your Smile Today
Receive emergency dental care to prevent future oral health issues. Call Dovedale Dental Care today at 410-442-1173. If you do not require urgent dental care, you can request a dental consultation with Dr. Agarwal online. Do not hesitate to ask us if you have further questions for our team. We are always happy to help.