In times of dental emergency, you want to place yourself in care of our capable, experienced Baltimore dentist and the rest of the staff at Quest Dental. There are several situations that can be considered a dental emergency and that require the attention of our Baltimore dentist. One of the most common dental emergencies is tooth pain, or toothache. If you are experiencing tooth pain, you should rinse your mouth with warm water and use over-the-counter pain relievers for temporary relief. Schedule an appointment at Quest Dental at your soonest convenience to address any toothache symptoms.
Another dental emergency that we commonly see in our patients is a cracked or chipped tooth as a result of trauma to the face and mouth. If your tooth becomes cracked or chipped for any reason, keep any pieces of the tooth that you can, rinse out your mouth, and apply pressure with a cloth or piece of gauze if you are bleeding. Once you have the situation under control as best as possible, see our Baltimore dentist right away. If you lose a tooth or if it gets knocked out for any reason, keep the tooth if possible, and see our Baltimore dentist immediately. Knocked out teeth that are put back in place by a dentist within one hour of their falling out are the most likely to be saved. Another common dental emergency is getting a food item or other object stuck between two teeth. If you find this happening to you, you can try to remedy the situation at home first by gently using dental floss between the two teeth in order to remove the item. If you cannot remove the item yourself, do not try to force it and visit our office as soon as possible.
To learn more about how our Baltimore dentist can help you in dental emergencies and the other services we offer, we invite you to browse through the Quest Dental website and to contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns. You can get in touch with us by phone during our regular office hours, or you can send us a message online using the Contact Us form on our website.