Same-Day Emergency Dentist in Berwyn, PA
Chesterbrook Dental Associates offers same-day appointments to treat your dental emergency. Whether a deep cavity has caused a sudden and severe toothache, or you have experienced a facial injury, Dr Jack Fitzgerald can help.
Our Berwyn dental practice prioritizes your emergency and provides the necessary treatments to get you back to your daily life.
The following tips are useful to prevent complications and reduce pain until you arrive at our office.
What to do When You Have a Severe Toothache
When suffering tooth pain, temporary relief may be achieved by rinsing with salt water, using a topical pain reliever, and applying a cold compress if swelling occurs.
Abscesses can develop and are serious. Professional treatment must be received quickly to prevent the infection from spreading.
Dr. Fitzgerald are proactive in addressing both infection and pain relief. If you are a new patient and have been without dental care for over a year or two, emergencies are likely to occur. Our dentists attend to your current needs and help you improve your complete oral health to avoid future dental emergencies.
What to do When You Have a Dental Injury
Dislodged (Avulsed) Tooth - If a tooth is completely knocked out, gently rinse the tooth and gums. Carefully place the tooth back into the socket making sure to position it correctly. If this isn’t possible or if the patient is a child, put the tooth in a glass of milk or some lightly salted water. Call our office without any delay as time is of the essence.
We will either instruct you to come directly in or go to the emergency room. During regular business hours, your chances of having the tooth successfully replanted are higher with our dentists than at an emergency room. However, the most significant factor in a positive outcome is time.
Crowns can also become loose or dislodged. If this happens, clean the area, apply some petroleum jelly, and replace the crown and call us to schedule a prompt visit.
Broken Tooth - The case of a chipped or cracked tooth can vary in urgency. Rinse with salt water and apply gauze if there is any bleeding. Do not use a topical pain reliever as it may burn. If pain, swelling, or bleeding persists, call the office for further advice or to schedule an emergency appointment
A Dental Emergency Kit
Items that can help reduce pain and damage from a dental emergency should be included with your first-aid kit. You can find these products at the drug store and include temporary filling and crown repair kits, dental pain relievers, and tooth preserving solutions that can improve the chances of replanting a dislodged tooth. The dentists at Chesterbrook Dental Associates recommend wearing a mouth guard during physical activities and avoiding chewing on non-edible items or using your teeth as a tool.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency in Berwyn, PA
Call Chesterbrook Dental Associates today.