Emergency Dentistry Towson, MD

Emergency Dentistry An Overview

Are You Experiencing An Emergency Dental Situation?

Here are guidelines on how to handle common oral discomforts and injuries, and when these require emergency dental care or common dental services:

A Toothache

See Dr. Welinsky as soon as you feel discomfort or pain. Refrain from using products like Orajel for prolonged periods of time since this only hides the issue.

Broken, Chipped or Cracked Tooth

Rinse your mouth with warm water and apply a cold compress to your face. Go to Welinsky Dental Center right away. If the tooth was broken or chipped, bring the tooth fragment wrapped in wet gauze or a wet towel.

Loosened or Knocked-Out Tooth

If your tooth becomes loose due to trauma, call Welinsky Dental Center. For a knocked out tooth, gently insert the lost tooth back in its socket if possible, holding the tooth by the crown using a clean washcloth. If the tooth is dirty, first rinse the root, but do not scrub it or remove any attached tissues. If reinsertion is not possible, hold the tooth under the tongue and go to the Welinsky Dental Center immediately.

Broken Jaw

Apply ice or a cold compress to the face. Go to Welinsky Dental Center or an emergency center immediately.

Bitten Tongue or Lip

Clean the area with a wet cloth and place a cold compress on the area to reduce swelling. If the bleeding persists or if it is excessive, go to Welinsky Dental Center or an emergency center.

Schedule A Consultation

Have you experienced tooth trauma or are currently experiencing severe pain in your mouth or jaw? Then schedule a consultation with Dr. Welinsky today. Contact us at 410-321-8480 or use our online appointment request form and we will contact you shortly. Dr. Welinsky’s Baltimore, MD area dentist office is convenient for patients in Towson, West Towson, Parkville and many suburbs in Baltimore, MD.

Emergency Dentistry What to Expect

An emergency dental situation can be very stressful and life-altering. Upon coming to Welinsky Dental Care, we have the experience, ability, and personality to put your mind at ease and to soothe away any anxiety you may feel.

Once we have addressed your dental emergency, we will likely schedule a re-evaluation for existing patients of the practice, or a comprehensive exam for new patients.

To get help with a dental emergency just walk into the office or call 410-321-8480. If your situation occurs outside of our typical working hours, call us to connect to our emergency dental services line for proper guidance.

Emergency Dentistry FAQs

How do I know if I have a dental emergency?

A dental issue is considered an emergency when it happens and you need assistance immediately. This includes a knocked-out tooth, broken or chipped teeth, or a damaged dental restoration.

Do I go to the emergency room for a dental emergency?

Not unless there’s a cut or something in your mouth. Hospital and urgent care staff are not trained in dental care and aren’t able to provide you with any. If you have a dental emergency, it’s important to go to a licensed dental professional.

When is tooth pain considered an emergency?

Sharp, persistent tooth pain is most commonly an emergency. If the pain is so severe that over the counter medication can’t help or the pain continues to get worse, emergency dental care is warranted.