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Dental Emergencies

Emergency Dental Care 

Whether you are in severe pain due to a sore tooth, have experienced a dental injury, or a broken prosthetic, Drs. Harvinder and Amandeep Chadda provide a range of treatments to restore the health of your smile. 

If you are experiencing a dental emergency in or near Port Orange, Fl, please call our dental office without delay (386) 277-1172.

Types of Dental Emergencies

Severe Toothaches – When tooth decay reaches the pulp, which contains the tooth’s nerve endings, severe pain can develop. A root canal is often needed when a cavity has spread into this area, and if left untreated, the pain will only increase.

An abscess can go unnoticed until it begins to cause pain. This condition requires antibiotics and possibly a root canal or extraction.

Until you make it to our office, you can relieve your tooth pain at home using a warm compress, Ibuprofen taken orally (not placed onto tooth or gum) and a topical analgesic like Orajel®. 

Dental Trauma – Dental injuries are common in athletes, children, and other active individuals. If you experience trauma to the face or jaw, it can result in cracked, broken, or dislodged teeth. Time is of the essence in these cases, so it is vital that you contact our dental office right away.

If your tooth is completely dislodged, clean it gently, without removing any tissue and place back into the socket by biting down gently. This will keep the socket and tooth from drying out and can improve your outcome.

Permanent teeth that have become dislodged in a child can be placed in milk, or lightly salted water rather than putting it back in the socket as this may pose a choking risk. Lost baby teeth do not need to be replaced. However, the child should be seen by a medical professional if the tooth loss was caused by an injury. 

Broken Prosthetics or Dental appliances – While this is not always an urgent situation, please call our office so that we can quickly get your repairs started. It is important to receive prompt treatment for a broken crown or other permanent prosthetic to avoid additional problems. 

If you have a dental emergency in Port Orange, don’t wait to call. We have procedures in place to help you after hours and are open on some Saturdays. Call us today at (386) 277-1172!

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