Who can I turn to for emergency dental care?
If you have a dental emergency and need more urgent dental care, connect with a team like Chalfont Dental Care in Chalfont, Pennsylvania, to obtain emergency dental services. Emergency dentistry focuses on situations that can arise which require patients to seek immediate care from a dental professional. This may be anything from broken tooth treatment to reattaching a tooth knocked out of the mouth. Our dental team and Dr. Varvara Clark are here to serve you and provide assistance in your time of need, eliminating the excess time that will lead to the spread of infection or the inability to fix a tooth–which might lead to permanent extraction.
What do I do if I have a dental emergency?
The team at Chalfont Dental Care has seen patients with many different dental emergencies and can assist with situations that require urgent care.
If trauma to the mouth results in a knocked-out tooth, you should take the following steps:
- Locate and pick up the tooth from where it landed
- Rinse off visible dirt, and do not touch the root of the tooth
- Place the natural tooth back into its socket if possible. If this isn’t an option, place the tooth in a cup of saliva or even milk until you can get to the office of Chalfont Dental Care for assistance. Avoid using water when storing the knocked-out tooth
Severe pain originating from your teeth and gums is not considered normal and often indicates infection in need of attention. Should this occur, you should contact the team at Chalfont Dental Care for emergency dental care services. If necessary, over-the-counter pain medications can be taken to alleviate any discomfort until your appointment time arrives.
Cracked or Broken Tooth
If a tooth becomes cracked or broken due to trauma, it is critical that you make an appointment with Dr. Clark as soon as possible. Until then, take steps to reduce the pain by gently rinsing your mouth with a warm saltwater solution. Apply a cold compress to your face to minimize swelling and pain, and take over-the-counter pain medication if needed.
Need to see an emergency dentist?
Contact Dr. Varvara Clark of Chalfont Dental Care to discuss your needs and see if same-day dentistry is needed. The office is located at 8 Meadowbrook Lane, Suite 1, and can be reached by calling (215) 826-3282.