Same-day Dental Emergency Treatment
Do you have a dental emergency? Quickly handling dental emergencies can prevent them from becoming even bigger problems down the road. Dental emergencies are high-priority in our office.
If you suspect that you or a family member has a dental emergency, please contact us immediately, so that we can get you in to see Dr. Padolsky on the same day. You can contact us any time, including Saturdays.
Competent Emergency Dentist
Dr. Padowlsky has spent his entire career successfully providing emergency dental care. When you arrive, he will first get you out of pain if needed. He will find out your concerns, examine your mouth, and take any needed X-rays to detect the source of the problem. Based on his findings, he will determine and begin the appropriate treatment that day.
What are dental emergencies?
Here are some of the scenarios that indicate a dental emergency:
- loose crown
- lost dental filling
- dental abscess
- cracked, broken or chipped tooth
- sports-related injury affecting one or more teeth
Even if you are not sure whether you have an emergency, go ahead and call. Our friendly staff will help determine what you need to do.
Tips for Handling Dental Emergencies
Here are a few helpful tips to begin handling a dental emergency:
Toothache: Rinse out your mouth with warm (not cold) water and gently floss to remove any food particles. If there is any swelling, apply a cold compress to the area.
Dental abscess: Call our office immediately. Dental abscesses can result in serious infections when left untreated. Rinse your mouth with warm salt water (½ teaspoon of salt in 8 ounces of water) and repeat as needed.
A lost filling: Sugarless gum can be used to create a temporary seal for the tooth. You can also try using over-the-counter dental repair cement from your local drugstore.
Broken tooth: Try to save all of the broken pieces. Rinse your mouth with warm, not cold, water to remove any fragments. You can apply a cold compress to help with swelling.
A loose crown: Crowns can sometimes be temporarily repaired at home. You will need to prepare the inside of the crown with toothpaste, denture adhesive or an over-the-counter dental cement. Then, carefully try to slip the crown back over your tooth. You should visit us as soon as possible so that Dr. Padolsky can properly affix your crown.
To make an appointment, call 404-476-5504 or click here to request an appointment online.