Emergency Dental Services
Dr. Killian's office provides emergency dental services in Carlisle, PA. You may never require an emergency dentist, but if you do, be assured our office stands ready to give you all the help you need.
Some situations obviously call for emergency dentists. When a tooth gets knocked out or broken, or a severe toothache develops, you know you need access to emergency dental services quickly.
Other emergencies are less obvious. Do you need emergency dental care when you have an object caught between your teeth or you've lost a filling? Does a broken set of dentures constitute a dental emergency? The answer is yes. If you're ever unsure, don't hesitate to call Dr. Killian.
When to Call Emergency Dentists
Any of the following situations require emergency dental service:
- Broken braces wire
- Broken dentures
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Injuries to the gums, teeth, lips, cheek, tongue or jaws
- Knocked out teeth
- Loose or lost crowns
- Lost fillings
- Objects caught in teeth that dental floss cannot remove
- Partially dislodged tooth
Toothaches should never be ignored. Tooth or gum pain may stem from simple problems, such as pieces of food caught between the gum and the teeth, but pain or swelling could also indicate an abscess, a pus-filled pocket that develops at teeth roots or between the jaws and the gums. Infected abscesses can damage teeth and local tissue, or spread infection to other areas of the body.
Dislodged or Broken Teeth
If a tooth is chipped or broken, gather up as many of the pieces as possible. Carefully rinse them off and bring the pieces to Dr. Killian, your emergency dentist. Bleeding can be controlled by applying a piece of gauze to the tooth, and cold compresses reduce swelling. Seek out emergency dental services as soon as possible.
Handle knocked out teeth by the crown (the part of the tooth you can usually see). If the tooth is dirty, rinse it gently under water, but don't scrub it or try to remove any scraps of tissue. If possible, place the tooth back in its jaw socket, making sure the tooth faces the correct way. Do not try to force the tooth back into the socket.
If you cannot place the tooth in the socket, store it in a small container of milk and call our office immediately. Time is vital. If you can secure emergency dental services within an hour of the injury, you have a very good chance of saving the tooth.
Emergency Dental Services in Carlisle, PA
Some people put off seeking emergency dental service because they don't want to disturb Dr. Killian outside of office hours. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have a dental emergency: the sooner you're seen, the less chance your emergency will have lasting complications.
Dr. Killian's primary concern is providing quality dental care. That includes providing emergency dental services when needed. Your dental health is of the utmost importance. Don't put off seeking emergency dental services if you need them.
Other Dental Care Services: