Baltimore urgent dentist
You’ll need the attention of our Baltimore urgent dentist when you suffer dental trauma, such as a tooth that has been dislodged from its socket or one that has come completely detached (avulsed). Here at Spectrum Dental, we’re here for you when you need emergency dental appointments, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Typically, a tooth becomes loose from the socket when you sustain an injury or suffer from the effects of an accident. In such cases, it is easy and understandable to fall into panic mode. For this reason, we suggest that you keep our number programmed in your phones. The goal is to waste no time in having you seen by our Baltimore urgent dentist, because the clock begins ticking down at the precise moment that the dental trauma occurs. The sooner that you can get the proper care, the better the odds are that the tooth can be successfully saved. In order to make the chances even better, for a dislodged tooth, gently push it back into the socket if possible. And for an avulsed tooth, you will need to keep it moist since it is no longer being kept so by your mouth. The two best agents are either milk or warm water with salt. Our Baltimore urgent dentist will do an evaluation of the tooth and socket to determine the most appropriate action to take. If the tooth is only dislodged, it’s possible that it will only need to be re-aligned into the socket and held in with orthodontic wire or a plastic splint as it heals. When pulp damage has occurred, which is nearly always the case with avulsed teeth, the solution is root canal treatment.
Unfortunately, not every case of dental trauma will result in the tooth being rescued, but many can. Contact us right away to improve the likelihood.
Baltimore Urgent Dentist
Just like any other health problem dental problems do not always happen during the convenience of office hours. Often, severe pain or an injury to the teeth or somewhere within the mouth happens in the middle of the night or when the dentist’s office is closed. Luckily, our Baltimore urgent dentist at Spectrum Dental provides emergency dental care whenever a patient needs it. Our practice always has an on-call clinical staff member available to answer a patient’s call to provide advice and emergency treatment if necessary.
Our Baltimore urgent dentist will do everything possible to make sure that the patient receives treatment as soon as possible; this also includes those patients that have a dental emergency during office hours. Emergencies always come first, even when we have to rearrange some regularly scheduled appointments to treat an emergency. A dental emergency can be triggered by a number of conditions and situations, the most common include broken or cracked tooth or teeth, broken jaw, a permanent tooth that has been knocked out, a object stuck between the teeth that causes severe discomfort, and severe pain. Often dental emergencies are the result of accidents and sudden injuries such as a blow to the jaw, fall or a car accident. Other emergencies are the result of decay in a tooth or its roots, periodontal disease, an abscess, an impacted tooth or a disease of the jaw.
During an emergency visit our Baltimore urgent dentist has two primary goals. The first is to stop the pain if there is any and the second is to preserve the tooth or teeth involved. Preserving the teeth can include restoring broken or cracked teeth or trying to restore a tooth that has been knocked out. Treating an abscess or performing an endodontic treatment may also be necessary to relieve pain and restore the tooth. Sometimes our doctor will treat the emergency after hours and perform the full restorative services the next day when the pain has subsided. If you have an emergency please call our office.
200 East 33rd Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21218