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Emergency Dentistry—South Windsor, CT

Fast, Pain-Relieving Emergency Dentistry

man holding his mouth 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 you 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, we will try to see you as quickly as possible. When you’re in need of an emergency dentist in South Windsor, always know that our practice is here to provide help whenever you need it the most.

Why Choose South Windsor Dental for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Same-Day Emergency Appointments
  • We See Patients of All Ages
  • Personalized Dentistry from a Caring Team

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

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  • Call Us: The first step you should always take if you find yourself in the middle of a dental emergency is to call our office. For patients in pain, we’re able to accommodate you the same day you call.
  • Administer First Aid: While we’re on the phone with you, we’ll provide you with first aid guidance to help minimize any additional harm to your smile until you reach our office.
  • Receive an Emergency Examination: When you arrive, we’ll utilize our precise, advanced diagnostic technology to help quickly diagnose the issue you’re dealing with. We’ll also perform a thorough visual examination of your teeth and gums.
  • Treatment Walk-Through & Planning: Once we’ve diagnosed the issue, we’ll walk you through the treatment plan we’ve created to address your discomfort and treat the problem at-hand. Our team will also provide you with a detailed cost estimate of any necessary services.
  • Receive the Care You Need: As soon as you decide to move forward with our proposed treatment plan, we’ll work quickly and diligently to address your concerns and restore your oral health.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

Below, we’ve listed some of the most common dental emergencies that we treat, but we recommend calling us if you’re experiencing any out-of-the-ordinary pain or symptoms. While you’ve got us on the phone, we can either schedule a same-day or timely appointment for you to make sure you receive the proper care.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies

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No two dental emergency situations are the same, which is why the cost of dental emergencies in South Windsor can vary so drastically. Once our team has had a chance to examine your mouth and come up with a treatment plan, we can provide you with a detailed cost estimate so you know what to expect financially. We’re proud to be a trusted, in-network provider for several major PPO dental insurance plans as well as offer flexible financing through CareCredit.

Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

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While there’s no way to completely avoid experiencing a dental emergency, there are steps you can take to minimize the chances that you’ll require emergency dentistry down the road. These include:

  • Maintaining good at-home oral hygiene by brushing and flossing daily.
  • Visiting Dr. Curcio for your bi-annual checkups and cleanings.
  • Protecting your smile if you grind your teeth or participate in contact sports.
  • Maintain a balanced diet.


Dental Emergency FAQs

woman calling her emergency dentist in South Windsor

Dental emergencies are often sudden and overwhelming, so many people are left unprepared for them. Thankfully, having as many answers as possible ahead of time can help you stay calm and collected in the midst of these scary situations. Below, you’ll find some of the most common questions we get about dental emergencies. If you or a loved one needs urgent dental care, don’t hesitate to  contact South Windsor Dental , where we provide fast care for hurting smiles.

How can I tell if I need to visit an emergency dentist?

Not all dental emergencies are as easy to identify as a knocked-out or broken tooth. Damaged teeth and intense pain are two clear indicators that you should visit us right away. However, any time you develop new, unusual, or concerning dental symptoms, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll assess your situation over the phone and help you determine whether you’re experiencing a dental emergency or not. After scheduling your appointment accordingly, we’ll walk you through some personalized first aid tips to use until you can reach our office.

When should I see an emergency dentist for a toothache?

While any dental pain should be looked at by your dentist in a timely manner, some severe toothaches indicate a much larger issue that needs immediate attention. Call us if your toothache is accompanied by:

  • Darkening of the painful tooth.
  • Swelling in the mouth, face, neck, or jaw.
  • A small, pimple-like bump on the gums near the painful tooth.

Do I still need to visit a dentist if my tooth stops hurting?

Just because your toothache suddenly goes away doesn’t mean that the problem has resolved itself. In fact, it likely means that it’s gotten worse! A tooth may go numb if its nerve is damaged or infected by bacteria. If left untreated, the tooth could potentially fall out and the issues can spread to nearby healthy teeth. Come see us right away even if your toothache has suddenly gone away.

Should I call an emergency dentist if my child knocks out a baby tooth?

While baby teeth are meant to come out at some point, you should call us if your little one suddenly knocks one out unexpectedly. If the tooth was close to falling out on its own, we may not have to do anything. However, if it was knocked out prematurely, we may need to place a space saver to prevent the neighboring teeth from shifting into the gap and trapping the permanent tooth underneath.

Should I take pain relievers during a dental emergency?

Yes, over-the-counter pain relievers can temporarily help manage your discomfort. However, it’s essential to remember that painkillers alone won’t be enough to treat your dental emergency! You still need to see us right away. If you are experiencing bleeding, avoid taking medications like aspirin and ibuprofen. These products thin blood and can end up causing extra bleeding.

When should I go to the ER instead of an emergency dentist?

In almost every instance, you’ll save time, money, and discomfort when you bring your dental emergency to your trusted South Windsor emergency dentist instead of heading straight to the emergency room. However, there are certain times when you should choose to visit your local ER first, including:

  • Dislocated, fractured, or broken jaw.
  • Bleeding that doesn’t stop after 15 minutes.
  • Swelling in the face, neck, or jaw that makes it difficult to swallow or breathe.