Emergency Dentistry – Newington, CT

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You can’t be choosy when you’re in the middle of a dental emergency; you need to get to a dentist that you can trust right away. Dr. Toubman and Dr. Korwin are happy to welcome both new and returning patients for emergency appointments; they will always make time for you as quickly as possible, and they’ll put the advanced technology at our practice to good use in diagnosing and treating the problem. Call us right away if you’re in need of urgent dental care.

Why Choose Cedar Mountain Dental for Emergency Dentistry?

  • State of the Art Technology and Sedation
  • New and Existing Patients Welcome for Emergencies
  • Broad Hours; Open Nights and Weekends

How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies 

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There’s no definition that 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.

Toothaches

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Floss around the tooth and see if the pain stops. If it doesn’t, the tooth might be infected. Use a cold compress to reduce swelling if need be. Take pain medication to manage your discomfort; avoid using aspirin if possible, as letting the medication touch your tooth or gums could cause a burning sensation.

Chipped/ Broken Teeth

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Check to see if there’s any bleeding; if there is, get some clean gauze and press down on the wound for thirty minutes; repeat if necessary. The edges of a broken tooth can sometimes be rough or sharp enough to irritate the inside of your mouth, so cover them with dental wax.

Knocked-Out Tooth

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Ideally, we should see you within an hour of the accident. When you pick up the tooth, only touch the crown; avoid the pointed root. You can often put a tooth back in its socket for safekeeping, but if that doesn’t work, you can preserve it in a sealed container filled with milk or a salt water solution.

Lost Filling / Crown

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Recover the filling immediately. Rinse it under some water, then try to place it back on the tooth. Keep your mouth closed to hold the restoration in place; toothpaste or over the counter dental cement can be applied for added stability. Do not chew with the affected tooth until it has been properly repaired.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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There’s no surefire way to stop dental emergencies from happening; there’s always the possibility of an accident or unexpected oral health issues. However, regular brushing and flossing go a long way towards reducing the risk of decay and disease. Also, you can protect your teeth from damage simply by exercising common sense – in other words, not chewing on hard objects, wearing a mouthguard while playing sports, and using tools instead of your teeth when you need to open something.

Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies

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We’ll discuss the costs of 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.

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 afterwards 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 damaged 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 as soon as possible if 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; 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. An untreated TMJ disorder can grow worse over time, and eventually you may have trouble opening or closing your mouth at all.