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Accidents happen, especially with kids in the family. Whether it’s an accident or a sports injury that happens, you sometimes need urgent dental care. So who better to turn to than your family dentist? At Stamford Dental Arts, you can count on compassionate care for all your dental needs, but especially when you have a dental emergency. Call when you’re on your way with an emergency, and the staff will work to get you in as soon as you arrive.

Emergency dental care service isn’t something you may even think about — until disaster strikes and you suddenly need it. Instead of frantically calling around, you can put your family dentist on speed dial and know you’ll get superior emergency care. Stamford Dental Arts, with two dentists on staff, is open extra hours to accommodate an emergency:

  • Mondays: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Tuesdays: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Wednesdays: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Thursdays: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Fridays: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Saturdays (once a month): 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

But a dental emergency can happen anytime, even during Stamford Dental Arts’ off-hours. In this case, get to an urgent dental care facility or a hospital emergency room as soon as you can if the dental emergency is severe enough to require prompt emergency dental treatment. If you or your child can wait, come into the office at 44 Strawberry Hill Avenue, Suite 1, in Stamford, CT when we’re next open. Call ahead so the expert staff knows to expect you.

When to Seek Urgent Dental Care

It helps when you understand what constitutes a dental emergency, so you can be prepared and know how to respond. While having a chipped, cracked or broken tooth may look life-threatening, you can often make an appointment with your Stamford dentist in the next day or two to take care of the problem.

Emergency toothache relief is the most common reason to seek emergency dental care services. Tooth pain can be the result of a tooth infection or tooth decay. These causes build slowly, which means you haven’t been keeping up with your regular dental checkups and cleanings, and a simple problem has turned into a painful experience that you need to fix right away. Your Stamford dentist can still help.

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Types of Emergency Dental Problems

In addition to tooth decay or an infection, other emergency problems that require immediate emergency dental relief include:

  • Trauma. Accidents like a car collision or a fall — such as down the stairs or off a bike — can cause serious injuries to your face and teeth. A broken tooth or even a jarring misalignment of teeth can happen. You may notice blood in your mouth and feel jaw pain from such a trauma.
  • Sports-related injuries. Another common cause of a dental emergency is an injury from playing sports. A pitch can hit you in the face, or you can get hit by an errant elbow. The damage can be severe — like fracturing a tooth, loosening a dental crown or completely knocking out your dental bridge.
  • Knocked-out teeth. While your teeth are strongly anchored in your gums, a direct hit can knock permanent teeth completely out of their sockets. You need to act fast to save the teeth. Pick them up with care, making sure not to touch the root or remove any tissue membrane. Gently clean the teeth with water and try replacing it in your mouth. If this isn’t possible, put the knocked-out teeth in milk, which keeps them from dehydrating. Your dentist in Stamford may still be able to restore them.
  • Pulpitis. Pulpitis is a dental condition that may create heart complications, meningitis and even brain abscesses. It occurs when the dental pulp becomes inflamed due to untreated dental caries, a situation that results in a severe toothache and abscess. Since pulpitis is a serious condition, go to a nearby dental emergency clinic as soon as possible to have the infection treated. You may also need to undergo gum disease treatment to resolve your periodontitis so you don’t get another infection.
  • Bleeding and swelling. When you undergo any oral surgery, including the procedure to get dental implants, your body may react adversely. You may notice more blood in your mouth than expected or extreme swelling. Urgent dental care resolves these issues.

Your treatment depends on the cause of the emergency and how severe your pain is. Stamford Dental Arts has state-of-the-art equipment to offer such treatments as an emergency tooth extraction, root canal procedure or cavity filling. Whatever you need, this Stamford emergency dental center provides it.

Steps to Get Emergency Dental Care

Preparation is the key to any emergency situation. On your first visit to Stamford Dental Arts, ask about the type of urgent dental care available. Also ask about financial options available for such emergencies. Finally, ask if your dentist can squeeze you in without an appointment.

At Stamford Dental Arts, the staff gets you in as soon as possible during an emergency situation. No matter what kind of dental emergency you’re having, trust your Stamford dentist to take good care of you. Contact us anytime you need urgent dental care.

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