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Emergency Dentist — Hamden, CT

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. For quality emergency dentistry in Hamden when you need it most, do not hesitate to call New Haven Dental Group!

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What to Do in a Dental Emergency

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A dental emergency can be a frightening and painful situation. However, it is important that you not let your circumstances cause you to panic. Keep your cool and take prompt action by following these steps:

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

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. Even if you are unsure whether your situation requires urgent dental care, we encourage you to call us anyway just in case. Regardless of your situation, we will help you determine what steps you need to take next in order to protect your smile and minimize your pain. Below, you will find important information on handling some of the most common dental emergencies and how we typically treat them.

Understanding the Cost of 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.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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The team at New Haven Dental Group is always ready to help you should you face a dental emergency. However, we are sure that you would like to prevent such a situation from occurring in the first place rather than treating once it has occurred! By taking a few simple precautions, you can greatly reduce the risk of harm to your teeth and gums and thereby spare yourself from the pain, stress, and monetary cost of an oral health crisis. What precautions should you take? We have listed a few in the sections below.

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Maintain Good Oral Hygiene Habits at Home

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In most cases, toothaches are entirely preventable if you stick to good oral health habits. Such habits include brushing your teeth for two minutes twice a day and flossing once a day. It is also vital that you visit your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. At these routine appointments, your dentist will look for early signs of dental problems and help you prevent such issues from progressing to the point where they could cause a dental emergency. A professional cleaning will remove tartar, the hardened form of plaque, from your teeth.

Don’t Bite Down On Hard Objects

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Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, and it is designed to stand up to the stress of eating a wide variety of foods. However, it is far from invincible. In fact, it is somewhat brittle and can break or chip if it is exposed to too much force. That is why it is important for you to avoid biting down on anything that might damage your teeth. Ice, fingernails, jawbreaker candies, popcorn kernels, pens, and pencils are just a few of the items that you should avoid biting down on.

Protect Your Pearly Whites with a Mouthguard

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Do you love to play sports? Whether you play in leagues or just hit the court or field for recreation, it is important that your teeth have proper protection. You can purchase a mouthguard at pretty much any sporting goods store, but it might provide mediocre protection at best. It may also be quite uncomfortable. A better option is to purchase a custom mouthguard from New Haven Dental Group. Not only will a custom mouthguard reduce the risk of injury to your mouth, but it could also lower your risk of concussion.

Do you tend to grind your teeth at night? If you frequently wake up with a sore jaw, you may need to ask your dentist about getting a nightguard for bruxism to prevent your teeth from damaging one another while you sleep.

Use Tools, Not Teeth to Open Packaging

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It can be tempting to use your teeth as a tool to tear open that bag of snacks or the package that just arrived on your doorstep. Resist the temptation! Using your teeth to open any sort of container exposes them to a lot of force and may cause serious harm. Carrying a small multi-tool with you may be the key to helping you resist the tendency to use your teeth in lieu of scissors or a knife. 

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