It’s painful, scary, and unsettling to suffer with dental trauma due to an accident or injury. You can depend on us here at Connecticut Family Dental Group to be here with emergency care designed to give you the best chance of restoring the health of your tooth.
When we refer to dental trauma, we’re talking about a tooth that has come loose from its socket. This could be partially, which is known as a dislodged tooth. Or it could be completely, which is referred to as an avulsed tooth. Both require the prompt attention of our Waltham emergency dentist. You don’t want to lose the tooth if there is any reasonable way to avoid it. One mistake that some people make is going to a hospital ER instead of our office. The problem with that approach is that most hospitals lack either the facilities or a dentist on staff to provide you with the appropriate care. Time spent going there is wasted, and may make it impossible for your tooth to be rescued. Every second counts. Our Waltham emergency dentist advises you to call us immediately. In addition to giving us the chance to be ready for you, there is also the opportunity to get essential guidance, such as to try guiding the dislodged tooth gently back into its position as a temporary measure. An avulsed teeth will dry out without crucial moisture. You can restore that moisture by putting it in a container of milk, or in warm water with a pinch of salt as an alternative.
Our Waltham emergency dentist will conduct an examination, and take x-rays in order to determine the chances of successfully treating your dental trauma, and identifying the best method of doing so. Possibilities include securing the tooth with orthodontic wire or a splint, or performing root canal therapy. Please don’t hesitate to call us right away.