Recognizing a dental emergency is critical to determine your next steps.
Advanced Dental Group of Edgewater provides assessments and dental care when you need it most.
Go to the nearest ER immediately.
Are you having trouble breathing?
Severe dental infections can cause swelling that could impinge your airway. This is a life-threatening dental emergency, and you should immediately go to the ER for treatment with IV antibiotics.
Did you experience trauma to your face?
If your trauma involves your facial bones and structures or if you are having trouble breathing, you should immediately go to the ER for assessment and treatment.
Contact us immediately.
Did you lose a tooth?
For permanent teeth, rinse the tooth and put it back in the socket. Handle the tooth by the crown, do not touch the roots and do not brush the tooth. If you can’t get the tooth back in the socket, place it in a container with milk, water or saliva to keep it moist.
Do you have a dental infection?
An abscess (serious infection with swelling) inside your mouth can be life-threatening if not addressed swiftly. In some cases, you may notice knots or swelling on your gums, including swelling around your face and neck.
Are you experiencing oral bleeding?
Bleeding is a possible sign of a dental emergency, if you cannot get the bleeding to stop using firm, direct pressure with a clean gauze or washcloth.
Issues that can be treated in your next visit.
Chipped or Cracked Tooth
If the tooth is chipped but does not hurt, we can treat you during regular office hours. Keep the area clean and utilize sensitive toothpaste in the area affected until your next appointment.
A toothache can also wait for treatment as long as the pain is not severe and you do not have symptoms of an abscess, such as fever, swelling of the face, or bumps on the gums.
Crowns and Fillings
If you have lost a crown or filling, we can treat you during regular office hours. Keep the area clean and utilize sensitive toothpaste in the area affected until your next appointment.