It’s not just about the pain; if you have a cracked tooth, an avulsed (“knocked out”) tooth, or an abscessed tooth, you have a dental emergency. Our dentist, Burlington patients know, prioritizes dental emergencies in order to quickly remedy the pain and restore health to your teeth and gums. We always book emergencies as quickly as possible. Since Gardner Dental Group is part of Burlington Dental Academy’s emergency services network, if for some reason we are unable to treat you within a reasonable amount of time, we will locate a qualified dentist in the area to quickly administer a treatment.
You shouldn’t have to go throughout your day without being treated for your dental emergency. Our dentist in Burlington can help resolve many types of dental emergencies, including:
Broken or cracked teeth
Swelling or bleeding
Pain when biting
Gum inflammation around wisdom tooth
My Tooth Was Knocked Out. What Do I Do?
If an adult tooth has been knocked out, it’s important that you keep the tooth moist to preserve the nerve and root structure. Do not handle the tooth by the roots. If it’s not a choking risk, you can keep the tooth moist by keeping it tucked into your cheek. You can also spit into a paper towel and wrap it around the tooth. Another alternative is to drop the tooth into a glass of milk since dairy milk shares a similar pH level. After you’ve stabilized the tooth, ensuring to keep it moist, call our dental office so our dentists and staff can ready our office for your arrival.
What is a Dental Abscess?
A dental abscess is an infection that occurs at the root, or between the gum and tooth. In most instances, tooth decay is the primary cause of dental abscesses. Although, an abscess can occur following dental trauma, such as a chipped or broken tooth, or by way of gum disease or gingivitis.
The first sign of an abscessed tooth will be a sharp pain near the roots. You may also experience pain when chewing, a fever, hot or cold sensitivities, foul-smelling breath, or a bitter taste in your mouth. If you suspect a dental abscess, don’t “wait for it to get better” — call Gardner Dental Group to arrange an appointment as quickly as possible.
Remember: a dental emergency isn’t just about the pain; it may also be a sign that your oral health is quickly deteriorating. Scheduling an appointment for your emergency with a dentist in Burlington can help alleviate the pain and reverse the decline in your oral health.
Call Gardner Dental Group to schedule a treatment for your dental emergency, today!