Emergency Dentistry An Overview
When Could Be An Emergency Dental Situation?
Here are guidelines on how to handle common oral discomforts and injuries, and when these require emergency dental care or services:
- A Toothache
- See Dr. Welinsky as soon as you feel discomfort or pain.
- 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 Welinksy 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 Welinksy 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. Welinksy today. Contact us at 410-321-8480 or use our online appointment request form and we will contact you shortly. Dr. Welinksy’s Baltimore, MD area dentist office is convenient for patients in Towson, West Towson, Parkville and many suburbs in Baltimore, MD.