At Ackerman Towson Family Dentistry, we understand that sometimes accidents happen, but accidents don’t always occur when your dentist’s office is open. A dental problem is never fun, even less so if it occurs after hours, on weekends, and holidays.
If you have an injury to your teeth or mouth, time may be of the essence, depending on the details. Not only do you want to relieve pain, but many dental problems need immediate treatment for proper healing. You don’t want to have to wait until office hours.
We’ll Help You Grin, But Not Have to Bear It
Don’t wait around and bear the pain. Reach out to our helpful professionals. At Ackerman Towson Family Dentistry in Brentwood, we’re here for you. We’re happy to help any time of the day.
What is a Dental Emergency?
When in doubt, err on the side of caution. Calling 911 is usually the best first step in getting emergency treatment.
If you are only experiencing a dental emergency, we encourage you to contact us immediately. Some common dental emergencies include:
You can often wait for non-emergency service if you have a toothache. In some cases, the pain may quickly become unbearable. Some conditions should be addressed promptly, including tooth decay and gum disease.
When you feel a toothache, call us as soon as possible. If you need emergency treatment, reach out to our emergency dentistry service. Until you get help, here are a few things you can do to mitigate the discomfort:
- Apply a cold compress
- Take an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory such as Tylenol
- Rinse with saltwater
Broken, Loose, and Missing teeth
Your teeth can crack, break, even fall out. These situations can be harrowing, and you should seek immediate dental help. Your risk of experiencing this type of dental emergency is higher if you participate in any physical sport.
Here are a few precautions to help you avoid a broken, cracked, or displaced tooth:
- Wear a dental guard when playing sports
- Take care when biting into hard or sticky foods, tough candy, popcorn, chewing ice
- Use scissors, not your teeth, for cutting tape and opening packaging
Infection can be a dangerous condition in or around your gums and teeth. If you experience swelling, pain, redness, and general discomfort, you may have an infection. An infection warrants emergency dental care. Reach out to us. We can help prevent the infection from spreading and causing further problems.
Have a Plan in Place
It’s good to know how to handle an emergency dentistry situation before it happens. Help is only a call away at Ackerman Towson Family Dentistry in Brentwood. Have our number handy and the numbers of other emergency helplines. Be familiar with our location to get to us quickly when you need help.
Stay Current on Your Appointments
A great way to avoid emergency dentistry is to stay current with routine dental checkups. See us regularly for evaluations and teeth cleaning. Keeping your teeth in great shape can keep the emergency doctor away.
You Don’t Have to Wait for Emergency Dental Care.
Holidays, weekends, and after-hours are meant for enjoyment. Unfortunately, treatment for a dental condition can’t always wait. Our emergency dental services provide you with the care you need when you need it. If you are experiencing a dental emergency that requires immediate attention, please give us a call.
Exceptional Dental Care
At Ackerman Towson Family Density in Brentwood, we believe in exceptional, friendly, comfortable care. We go well beyond the care which might be available from your average dentist. Outstanding dental care includes after-hours service for emergency dentistry.
We’ll go the distance. We’ll put in the hours required to keep that smile healthy, functional, and beautiful.