A dental emergency is any situation where a person’s teeth have been damaged due to an accident and/or they are in extreme dental pain. If you ever find yourself needing urgent dental care, it can be tough to know what to do. Fortunately, for the residents of South Windsor and the surrounding communities, there’s only one thing they need to do to get urgent, same-day dental care: call South Windsor Dental.
Dr. Sara Curcio and our team are experienced and equipped to handle a wide variety of dental emergencies, and when you call in with one, we will try to see you as quickly as possible. When you’re in need of emergency dental care, always know that our practice is here to provide help right when you need it the most.
We can handle the following dental emergencies:
Before you get to our office, there are steps you can take to make a dental emergency more manageable. First, if there is bleeding, that must be stopped. Use a clean dry gauze pad or soft cloth and apply gentle pressure to the injured site. Bleeding should slow or stop within 10 minutes. If there is still significant bleeding, then head to the nearest emergency room. Secondly, if the emergency involves an avulsed—knocked out—tooth, don’t panic. Dr. Curcio may be able to save the tooth if you are seen soon after the injury happens. If the tooth is retrievable, touch only the crown and not the root where tissue may still be attached. Carefully rinse the tooth in water. If not too painful, the best place to hold the tooth is back in its natural socket. Bite down gently. Otherwise the tooth can be stored in a sealed container filled with milk while you drive to our office.
For a dislodged tooth, the most important thing to remember is don’t use force to push the tooth back into position. This may cause further damage to the tooth, your gums and even the supporting bone. Call our office immediately, so we know you’re on the way. Depending on the severity of the injury, a broken or cracked tooth may or may not be an emergency. However, you should not make that decision on your own! Please contact the emergency dentist in South Windsor to make that determination and recommend the best treatment option for your circumstance. A chipped tooth is usually not an emergency, but we understand your desire to have the tooth restored as quickly as possible. Call our office and the office staff will be able to schedule an appointment soon. For an object stuck between two teeth, trying flossing. That may be all you need to remove it. Never use a sharp instrument as a dental tool! If flossing doesn’t work, call the office to schedule an appointment.