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Quality Dental Care When You Need It Most

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No one ever expects that they will need to make an emergency dental visit, but if they are experiencing severe pain, the last thing they want to do is waste time searching for “emergency dentist near me” online. To make sure that never happens to you, save New Haven Dental Group’s number in your phone right now. We are ready and willing to jump into action to help emergency patients. It is very likely that we will even be able to see you on the same day you call.

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How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

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Whether your dental emergency is due to an accident that happened in the blink of an eye or an infection that developed over the course of months, the best thing to do is seek out professional care as soon as you know something is wrong. Our team will focus on relieving your pain and repairing your oral health before the problem has the chance to worsen. Before you are able to come to our dental office, however, there are a few first-aid tips you can use to cope with various dental mishaps:

Learn More About How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

Toothaches

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If the pain is fairly minor, start by flossing around the tooth to dislodge anything that might be stuck between the teeth. However, if the pain is overwhelming, place a cold compress on the face, take an over the counter pain reliever, and avoid chewing with the tooth.

Chipped/Broken Tooth

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Hold a cold compress on the same side of the face as the tooth for 10 minutes at a time; this should reduce swelling and pain. Collect any large pieces of the tooth you can find, and stick a piece of sugar-free gum or dental wax on top of the remaining portion of the tooth to protect the soft tissues in your mouth from any jagged edges.

Knocked-Out Tooth

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If the tooth is partially dislodged, attempt to gently push it back into place. Hold it there by biting down on a piece of gauze. For a fully knocked-out tooth, retrieve it, store it in a glass of milk or water, and call us ASAP — we can splint the tooth back into place within only an hour or so after the initial incident.

Lost Filling/Crown

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Find the restoration, give it a quick but gentle rinse, and try to place it back onto your tooth — a dab of toothpaste or denture adhesive can help with this. If you are experiencing pain or sensitivity in the tooth, an OTC medication can provide a measure of relief.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies

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It is easy to see from this page that there are many different types of dental emergencies, and because of this, there is no fixed price for emergency dental treatment. One patient might simply need a prescription to feel better, whereas another may require root canal therapy and a crown. Every situation is different. When you visit us for urgent care, we will quickly go over your treatment options and their prices so you will know exactly how your care will affect your budget.

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(203) 288-8221 Hamden Professional Ctr.
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