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Emergency Dental Care in Dallas, PA

Dr. David Spring accepts emergency patients and responds quickly to calls. Our Back Mountain dental practice provides comprehensive dental care and can alleviate your pain while restoring your oral health.

If you have a dental emergency near Dallas, PA – Call our Back Mountain dentist, Dr. David Spring

What to do in the Case of Extreme Dental Discomfort or Injury 

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, being seen quickly is imperative. However, if swelling, bleeding pain is severe, or if you are having difficulty breathing, go to an emergency room for treatment immediately. 

Until you are seen by Dr. Spring, the following measures can be taken to reduce discomfort, preserve the tooth, and minimize your risk of serious complications. 

Dislodged or Knocked Out Tooth or Crown

If a tooth is completely knocked out, pick it up by the crown, and avoiding the root.  Gently rinse the tooth and carefully place it back into the socket.

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. Treatment for this kind of injury is time-sensitive and must be addressed immediately.

Crowns can also become loose or dislodged. If this happens, clean the area, apply some petroleum jelly, and replace the crown.  Make arrangements to see the dentist soon.

Broken Tooth

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 can burn.  If pain, swelling or bleeding persists or becomes unmanageable before an appointment with the dentist can be made, consider visiting the emergency room.

Toothaches and Abscesses

When experiencing a toothache, pain relief is the goal, until seeing the dentist.  Rinsing with water, using a topical pain reliever, and if swelling occurs, applying a cold compress to the cheek can help reduce symptoms.

Abscesses are serious and should be treated by a dental or medical professional quickly.  Until then, rinse with salt water. Consider the emergency room if you can’t be seen by a dentist right away.

Ways to Prevent and Help with Dental Emergencies

Dr. David Spring recommends including dental emergency items with your first-aid kit. Temporary filling and crown repair kits, dental pain relievers, and tooth preserving solutions are available from many local drug stores or online.

In addition to preparation, wearing a mouth guard during physical activities greatly reduces the risk of dental injuries. Also, avoid chewing on non-edible items or using your teeth as a tool.  

If you are experiencing a dental emergency in Dallas, PA, call Dr. Spring today.

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