How Should You Respond To A Dental Emergency?

When we are faced with any emergency situation, it can be difficult to know how to act. This can be particularly true for dental problems. Because our smiles are such prominent features in how we look, the idea of suffering damage can cause real distress. If you are a regular patient with us, you should know that you have access to dedicated emergency dental treatment when you need it. That includes access to care outside of standard office hours. After addressing the immediate issue, and helping you deal with any active discomfort, your dentist can talk to you about how your smile can be fully restored.

Taking Care Of Yourself Before You Reach The Dentist’s Office

A dental emergency can leave you in a state of discomfort. If you have suffered serious damage to a tooth, or had one completely dislodged, you can be unsure of how to care for that tooth until you arrive at the dentist’s office. If you can, save pieces of a broken tooth in a sealed container. If a dislodged tooth cannot be placed back in your mouth, you can use a sealed container with milk or salt water to preserve it until you arrive for care.

Will A Dental Emergency End Up Creating Problems For My Smile?

You may fear the loss of a tooth after an emergency, but you should know that even if this takes place, your dentist can restore your smile. Replacing a lost tooth with a dental implant-supported restoration will provide functional and cosmetic improvement that can help you feel more confident. In cases where a tooth can be saved, but shows signs of damage, a dental crown can discreetly provide support.

Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury Can Provide Care When You Experience A Dental Emergency

At Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury, our patients should know that they have access to the support they need when a dental emergency takes place. If you experience an emergency, even outside of office hours, you can reach our office, and receive instructions on arranging your treatment. Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pizzi, Dr. Mehdi, and colleagues by reaching our office at (508) 842-8838. Located in Shrewsbury, MA, we also provide expert dental care for patients from Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all surrounding areas.