Are you looking for emergency dentistry near you? At Sharon Dental Group in Sharon, MA, we’re here when you need us most. Dental emergencies are never pleasant. They can range from something like a dental abscess to severe trauma to the face and mouth.
We’ve been providing emergency dentistry in Sharon, MA for a long time. While people know to go to the emergency room during a medical emergency, they might not know where to go during a dental one. Knowing that there’s a dentist near you that can take good care of your needs in a time-sensitive manner can make a huge difference.
A dental emergency doesn’t have to be something severe and terrifying. There’s also a difference between emergencies and toothaches. A toothache caused by root canal problems or a cavity needs to be dealt with soon, but it’s not an emergency.
A dental emergency would be excruciating pain that’s not responding to over the counter painkillers. Another emergency is uncontrollable bleeding from the oral cavity. Infections like dental abscesses qualify as emergencies too. Delaying treatment of a dental abscess can lead to bacterial dissemination and the spread of infection to other parts of the body.
Trauma to the face leading to problems in the jaw or knocked-out teeth is uncommon but something we have experience with.
It’s important to follow these first aid measures until you can get to us. Stay calm and follow these instructions. You’ll feel a little better, and we’ll deal with the main issue when you get to our office. Compression is mandatory if the problem is uncontrollable bleeding. Use a piece of gauze or cotton to compress the area that’s bleeding. Compression slows down blood flow and can propagate clot formation.
A knocked-out tooth can be placed back in its socket. Bite on cotton or gauze to keep it in its place, but be careful not to swallow it. If this is too difficult or not possible, put the tooth in a clean container and coat it with milk or saliva. We’re often capable of salvaging knocked-out teeth. Give us a call now if you are experiencing a dental emergency.