Emergency Dentist — Newington, CT

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You Need It Most

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You can’t be choosy when you’re in the middle of a dental emergency in Newington – you need to get to a dentist you can trust right away. Dr. Toubman is happy to welcome both new and returning patients for emergency appointments! They will always make time for you as quickly as possible, putting the advanced technology at our practice to good use in diagnosing and treating the problem. If you’re in need of urgent dental care, don’t hesitate to contact us as soon as you can!

Why Choose Cedar Mountain Dental Care for Emergency Dental Care?

  • State-of-the-Art Dental Technology  
  • New and Existing Patients Welcome for Emergencies
  • Open Nights and Weekends

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

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Many people facing a dental crisis are tempted to visit their local emergency room, but they typically end up waiting for hours before they are ever seen. In most cases, they’re sent to a dentist in DeLand anyway! When you need dental care NOW, the best thing for you to do is simply call our dental office. We’ll get you in as fast as possible, preferably the same day, so we can help you return to normal life without making you spend hours in a waiting room.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

No definition perfectly encapsulates all of the different kinds of dental emergencies that you might suffer from. Persistent oral pain and noticeable damage are common symptoms, but in general, it’s best to call our office as soon as you have the slightest idea that something is wrong. Below are some of the most common dental emergencies that we treat on a regular basis as well as some tips for dealing with them before you get to our office.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies 

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We’ll discuss the costs of your care once we’ve narrowed down the nature of your emergency and the best possible forms of treatment. As you might expect, the overall price can vary dramatically based on the situation. Sometimes you only need to pay for a minor restoration, while in other cases the entire tooth might need to be replaced. Our practice will work with you to make sure that the treatment you need is as affordable as possible.

Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

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There’s no surefire way to stop dental emergencies from ever happening again; some accidents are impossible to prepare for. However, most dental emergencies are actually the result of unchecked damage or decay that has been steadily worsening for some time. So, taking a few basic precautions can go a long way toward avoiding these problems and keeping your smile out of harm’s way. Here are five simple tips to help you prevent dental emergencies in Newington!

Visit Our Dental Office Regularly

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If it has been more than six months since you last saw one of our dentists for a checkup , be sure to schedule your next one with us as soon as possible. Staying on top of these routine visits is an easy way to keep your smile in tip-top shape. Our team will professionally clean your teeth to get rid of decay-causing plaque, and we’ll also check for warning signs of problems that could eventually turn into emergencies. With early intervention, you can avoid a painful emergency later on (and save you time and money!).

Maintain Good At-Home Oral Hygiene

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Remembering to brush twice a day and floss at least once daily is essential in combatting the bacteria that cause the majority of oral health problems. If you fail to keep up with your at-home oral hygiene, you could wind up with a painful infected tooth that sends you right to our emergency dental office in Newington. Feel free to ask our team for personalized oral care tips to keep your smile clean and healthy in between visits to our practice.

Stick to a Nutritious Diet

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It’s no secret that eating too much candy leads to tooth decay, but you may not have known that starchy foods, like potato chips and bread, can have the same effect. Starch breaks down into sugar in the mouth, which then feeds the bacteria that cause cavities. Try to enjoy such foods in moderation and fill your diet with a wide range of nutritious foods. Fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and dairy products all promote healthy teeth and gums, lowering your risk of tooth decay and infection.

Wear a Mouthguard

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Ask our team about a mouthguard if you regularly play sports or clench and grind your teeth when you sleep. An athletic mouthguard, or a sportsguard, is designed to absorb the impact of a blow to the face, minimizing the severity of injury to your mouth and jaw. A nightguard, on the other hand, shields your teeth from the long-term wear caused by chronic teeth grinding, or bruxism. In either case, a customized guard from a dentist will always fit more comfortably and work more effectively than the flimsy appliances you’ll find at your local pharmacy or sporting goods store.

Don’t Use Your Teeth as Tools

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If you’ve ever struggled to open packaging or a bottle, you might have considered using your teeth as a last-ditch effort to get the thing open. However, doing so subjects your teeth to more pressure than they were meant to withstand. Anything other than biting and chewing food could all too easily break your tooth and cause a dental emergency to occur. Your smile will thank you if you either reach for the appropriate tool or ask someone else to lend you a helping hand.

Root Canal Therapy

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You may need root canal therapy if you’re experiencing persistent tooth pain, especially if it gets worse whenever you bite down on something. We can open your tooth and remove the infected pulp within; this stops the pain and ensures that harmful bacteria are removed before they can do more damage. We’ll use a lifelike crown to cover the tooth afterward so that it can still be used for speaking, chewing, and smiling for years to come.

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Tooth Extractions

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Not every tooth can be salvaged, although we’ll of course explore every possible avenue before we decide that extraction is the best choice. Common reasons for extraction include infections that root canal therapy can’t treat and damage that is too severe for a filling or crown. Extractions can be simple or surgical depending on how accessible the tooth in question is. For example, if the tooth has broken off below the gumline, surgery is typically required to remove it.

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Wisdom Teeth Extractions

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If someone in your family is around the age where they can expect their wisdom teeth to erupt in the near future, bring them to our office as soon as possible if they experience any discomfort near the back of the mouth. It’s best to have wisdom teeth removed right away as they’re more likely to cause problems than not. Of course, if we determine that your wisdom teeth will be able to erupt safely and painlessly, it may be possible to keep them. However, we’ll have to perform an examination to determine the best course of action.

TMJ/TMD Therapy

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You might think that your chronic jaw pain is something you can live with, but in reality, it is something that needs to be addressed as soon as possible. Such pain is often linked to a TMJ disorder – a problem with the joint connecting the lower jaw to the rest of your head. If left untreated, a TMJ disorder can worsen over time. Eventually, you may have trouble opening or closing your mouth at all.