Please call Dental Health Group at (215) 774-6702 in a dental emergency.
At Dental Health Group, our dental care team is here to help patients who need immediate dental treatment for a sudden or severe dental issue. Receiving emergency dental care as soon as possible can preserve the smile and prevent future dental complications. We are your local emergency dentist office in Colmar, PA, providing prompt and efficient care for your dental emergencies.
Emergency Dentist Services in Colmar, PA
Our emergency dental treatments can offer solutions for these common dental problems:
Begin by cleaning around the sore tooth meticulously. Using warm salt water, rinse the mouth to displace any food trapped between teeth. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you use aspirin on the aching tooth or the gums. If you experience facial swelling, apply a cold compress to the area. For temporary pain relief, we recommend acetaminophen. See a dentist as soon as possible.
Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip, or Cheek
Ice can be applied to any bruised areas. If you experience bleeding, apply gentle pressure with sterile gauze or a clean cloth. Additionally, if the bleeding does not stop with pressure or continues after 15 minutes, go to an emergency room.
Broken Braces and Wires
Remove a broken appliance only if it comes out easily. Cover any protruding edges with wax, cotton balls, gauze, or chewing gum if the device is lodged or painful to remove. DO NOT REMOVE any wire caught in the gums, cheek, or tongue; see a dentist immediately. Emergency attention is usually not required for loose or broken appliances that cause no discomfort.
If you have just broken a permanent tooth, rinse the area with warm water. Put a cold compress over the facial area of the injury. Recover any broken tooth fragments and get immediate dental attention.
Knocked Out Permanent Tooth
Recover the tooth, holding it by the crown (top) and not the root end. Rinse, but do not clean or handle the tooth more than necessary. Reinsert the tooth in the socket and hold it in place using a clean gauze or cloth. If the tooth cannot be reinserted, carry it in a cup containing milk or water. Because time is essential, see a dentist immediately.
Other possible emergencies may require at-home or medical care:
- Possible Broken Jaw: In the event of jaw injury, close the mouth with a clean towel, tie, or handkerchief. Immediately to an emergency room.
- Bleeding After a Baby Tooth Falls Out: Fold a piece of gauze and place it (tightly) over the bleeding area. Bite down on the gauze for 15 minutes; if bleeding continues, see a dentist.
- Cold or Canker Sores: Over-the-counter medications will usually provide temporary relief. If sores persist, visit your dentist.
Call Our Dental Practice Today
Do you have a dental emergency? Contact Dental Health Group at (215) 774-6702. If you require dental care but do not have a dental emergency, you can request a dental appointment with us online.