At AC Dental of Langhorne, we know that dental emergencies of all types can happen any time, and without warning. That’s why we go beyond routine oral care with our 24-hour emergency dental care services.
If your dental health is at risk or you are experiencing any type of dental emergency, you should call our offices immediately. We feature a friendly and enthusiastic staff of dentists who are more than happy to offer assistance and get you treated as quickly and conveniently as possible.
There are a myriad of reasons for dental emergencies. Common ones include broken jaws, cracked or broken teeth, severe and persistent toothaches, and knocked out teeth. It’s vital to remember that while these types of emergencies are rare, they can and do occur at any time, so it’s best to be prepared.
When dealing with an urgent dental injury or emergency, the first few steps you take can have a crucial impact on the outcome and severity of the injury. At AC Dental of Langhorne, the area’s premier root canal dentist, we want you to be safe from oral harm and danger, and we offer 24-hour services to treat all your dental emergencies.
Knocked Out Tooth
If your tooth has been forcibly knocked out from a blow, you should find it and rinse it with water, but not soap. When handling this tooth, carefully touch only the crown and not the roots. Place it in a clean container, preferably filled with milk. Use gauze if possible to staunch any bleeding, and call us immediately. Also, if the tooth was knocked out as a result of a blow to the head or face, consider seeking medical care for a possible concussion.
If you believe that you have sustained a broken jaw, then gently apply an ice pack or cold compress to the area to reduce swelling, then immediately call our emergency services. As with a knocked out tooth, a broken jaw can sometimes be caused by a severe blow to the head. This can be a dangerous and even life-threatening issue, so further medical care is recommended to avoid complications from concussions or worse.
Broken or Chipped Tooth
If you have broken, chipped or fractured your tooth, rinse your mouth with warm water and apply an ice pack to reduce swelling. Try to locate the chipped portion and call us immediately.
Bitten Tongue or Lip
If you’ve bitten through your tongue or lip and damaged it enough to cause bleeding, then you should gently clean the bite with warm water, then use an ice pack or cold compress to alleviate swelling. Give us a call to determine the severity of the bite and to see if any treatments would be an option to provide relief.
In the case of a severe and persistent toothache, rinse your mouth out with warm water and inspect the area to ensure nothing is caught between the affected teeth. A cold compress or ice pack may be utilized to relieve swelling, and pain-reducing medication can be taken to alleviate the discomfort. Call us so we can assess your toothache and identify its possible causes so we can address them and properly treat it.
Keep Your Teeth Safe
At AC Dental of Langhorne, we provide expert dental surgery solutions for our patients in Levittown and Fairless Hills, and we understand that accidents sometimes happen, and teeth can occasionally need emergency care. To help avoid dental emergencies, steer clear of chewing on hard food like ice, popcorn kernels, hard pretzels and other hard substances.
Always wear proper and appropriate protection, such as a mouthguard and headgear when participating in sports activities. And, of course, always remember to brush and floss regularly and visit us for routine checkups with our dentists.
Our team at AC Dental of Langhorne is committed to providing emergency dental care for our patients in Fairless Hills, Levittown, and the surrounding areas. If you are in need of our emergency dental services or have questions regarding wisdom teeth extractions or dental cosmetics, call us immediately at 267-544-7017.