Emergency Dental Care Specialist

Emergency Dental Care services offered in ALLENTOWN, PA

If you get hit in the mouth and lose a tooth or bite down on something sharp, and it won’t stop bleeding, seek emergency dental care. The sooner you receive treatment, the less likely you are to experience serious complications. At Advanced Oral Dynamics, general, cosmetic, and implant specialist Tejas Patel, DDS, and the team provide same-day emergency dental care to people of all ages. To make an appointment, call the office in Allentown, Pennsylvania, or book online today.

Emergency Dental Care Q&A

What is emergency dental care?

Emergency dental care provides immediate treatment for potentially serious, but non-life-threatening oral injuries and health problems. 

If you or a loved one experience a dental emergency, contact the team at Advanced Oral Dynamics immediately. The friendly and supportive administrative staff can make recommendations to relieve pain, bleeding, and swelling on your way to the office.

What types of problems does emergency dental care treat?

At Advanced Oral Dynamics, the team uses emergency dental care to treat a wide range of problems, including:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Cuts and lacerations that won’t stop bleeding
  • Oral abscesses
  • Chipped, cracked, and damaged teeth
  • Severe toothaches
  • Oral trauma
  • Damaged dental restoration
  • Broken orthodontic appliances

You might also benefit from emergency dental care if you bite down on a piece of food and get something lodged between your teeth.

What should I do if I need emergency dental care?

What you should do in a dental emergency depends on the situation at hand. Here are a few examples:

Knocked-out permanent tooth

If you lose a permanent tooth, pick it up and rinse it off in cool tap water. Try to put the tooth back in its socket, but if it wobbles around, tuck it inside your cheek or put it inside a glass of milk. After securing the tooth, call Advanced Oral Dynamics.

Severe toothache

If you have a severe toothache, try taking anti-inflammatory medication or rinse your mouth out with warm saltwater. If these steps don’t relieve your symptoms, contact Advanced Oral Dynamics. The team can pinpoint the underlying cause and make recommendations to help you feel better.

Damaged dental restoration

If you damage a dental restoration, like a crown or bridge, pick up the pieces and put them in a plastic bag or a piece of foil. After securing the restoration, contact the team at Advanced Oral Dynamics. Your provider can make minor repairs with dental bonding or order an entirely new restoration.

How can I prevent the need for emergency dental care?

If you want to prevent the need for emergency dental care, it’s crucial to practice good oral hygiene. The team at Advanced Oral Dynamics recommends:

  • Brushing your teeth twice daily
  • Flossing at least once a day
  • Visiting the dentist twice a year
  • Eating a balanced diet
  • Wearing a mouthguard when playing sports

To receive emergency dental care, make an appointment at Advanced Oral Dynamics by calling the office or booking online today.