Dental Emergencies in Farmington, CT
When you’re experiencing a dental emergency, the last thing you want is to have to wait days or weeks to get the care you need. At Dental Associates, helping our patients with dental emergencies is our top priority. Call us at 860-677-8666 and we will give immediate attention to your situation and make arrangements to see you at our office as soon as possible.
If you need assistance during a time when our office is closed, give us a call and follow the instructions provided in the recorded message. One of our team members will return your call to provide you with home care advice and set up an appointment time. If you are experiencing a serious or life threatening emergency, call 911 immediately or visit your nearest emergency room for treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Emergencies
What is considered a dental emergency?
Dental emergencies usually fall into one of these categories: uncontrolled bleeding, severe tooth pain, and teeth that need prompt treatment in order to be saved (i.e., teeth that have been knocked out, fractured, or are badly damaged). Other situations that may or may not be considered emergencies include loose dental implants, broken crowns or bridges, and dental restorations that have fallen out and need to be replaced. Even if you’re unsure if you’re dealing with an emergency, contact us and we can set up an appointment.
Can a knocked out tooth be put back in?
Yes, when a tooth is knocked out, it’s possible to put it back in—but it can only be done with urgent dental care. In order to be able to successfully reinsert your tooth, it’s important that you avoid touching the root; instead, hold the tooth by the crown. If your tooth fell on the floor or ground and it has dust, debris, or dirt on it, gently rinse it with saliva or milk. You can attempt to push the tooth back into the socket if you feel comfortable doing so, but if you do not, place the tooth in a small cup with saliva or milk and bring it with you to your appointment. Once your tooth is back in the socket, we will stabilize it so your gums reattach securely.
What can I do for severe tooth pain?
If you’re experiencing severe tooth pain, it’s likely a sign that something serious is wrong with the affected tooth. While over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen, numbing gels, and cold compresses can provide temporary relief or dull the pain you’re experiencing, it’s important to treat the underlying cause of your tooth pain.
Do emergency dentists cost more?
No, when you receive emergency dental care from Dental Associates, there are no additional fees or expenses.
Is a broken tooth an emergency?
Broken teeth are often dental emergencies, but not always. If your tooth has been chipped, but you’re not experiencing any pain or difficulty eating because of it, you can make a regular appointment at our office to have it repaired with dental bonding or covered over with a veneer. That said, if your broken tooth is painful, severely damaged, or sharp, it’s considered a dental emergency and should get prompt treatment.