Your Experienced Emergency Dentist in Wolcott, CT
Need to see an emergency dentist in Wolcott right away? Our team is here to help! We offer prompt emergency dental care for patients suffering from serious tooth, gum, and mouth-related problems. Before you head to our practice, we ask that you give our office a call beforehand so we can offer initial advice and begin preparing a treatment room for you.Call Now
What is a dental emergency?
Dental emergencies are any situations that require a same-day dental appointment. If you’re not sure whether or not you need to see an emergency dentist right away, feel free to call our office. Common dental emergencies include:
- Unbearable Tooth or Mouth Pain
- Excessive Dental Swelling or Bleeding
- Cracked, Broken, or Dislodged Tooth
- Loose Adult Teeth
- Dental Abscesses
What can I do about my tooth pain?
If your tooth pain is mild to moderate and comes and goes, we will still want to examine the tooth to identify and treat the problem, but not necessarily immediately. There are many remedies that can be used to treat tooth pain at home in addition to ice packs and over-the-counter medications, like swishing with a warm saltwater rinse. If your pain ever increases and becomes unbearable or it increases and then suddenly stops entirely, please make an emergency appointment with our team.
Should I visit an emergency dentist or the emergency room?
When a dental-related emergency strikes, many patients will head to the ER instead of an emergency dentist. Unfortunately, emergency rooms are typically not well equipped to handle tooth and gum-related issues, and they can only offer pain medication and a referral to an emergency dentist. If you have any other injuries that are more serious than your dental emergency, however, you will want to visit the ER first before coming to our office. Not sure what to do? Feel free to give our team a quick call, and we’ll be happy to assist you.