Even if you take impeccable care of your teeth, you may need the services of our emergency dentist in Baltimore. At Quest Dental, we understand that there are times when you simply cannot wait to see a dentist. This could be due to a severe toothache or to a traumatic injury, such as a dislodged or avulsed tooth. Either way, when you have a dental emergency, remember us.
Bad tooth pain can be very challenging to deal with. You may not be able to think of anything else or to focus on work or just relax. This could mean you need root canal therapy, though that’s not the only reason for a severe toothache. Regardless of the reason, you need relief and you shouldn’t have to endure until an appointment can be made. When you call us, our emergency dentist in Baltimore will make every effort to see you right away. You will be examined and depending on the situation, our dentist may work on the tooth right away or you may need an antibiotic if an infection is present.
A dislodged tooth or an avulsed one ( in which the tooth has been ripped loose from its socket) shouldn’t be taken lightly. Often, this occurs when you have been involved in an accident or have suffered a traumatic injury. The situation should be addressed promptly, though, and our emergency dentist in Baltimore can take care of that for you. The goal, of course, is to save the tooth if at all possible. In some instances, this may mean putting it back in its socket and reattaching it. In others, root canal therapy may be needed.
In the time between calling our office and coming over, you can take an over-the-counter pain reliever and/or use an ice pack on the effected area. Keep the tooth moist. That’s very important. If you can, push it back into its socket. If not, place it in water with a pinch of salt or in a glass of milk. Our emergency dentist in Baltimore will assess the tooth, clean the socket and the surrounding area and if possible, get the tooth back firmly into position. If the pulp hasn’t been damaged, that might be all the treatment required. An orthodontic wire bracket or a plastic splint may b used to keep the tooth in place as it heals. An avulsed tooth typically calls for immediate root canal therapy, if the tooth is savable. What’s most essential is that you keep our number handy and use it when you’re in need of emergency dental service.