Emergency Dentistry in Annapolis
Dental emergencies can be unpleasant and they seem to happen at the most inopportune times .When you’re in need of assistance, don’t hesitate to contact Goodman Dental Care in Annapolis, MD as soon as possible. Our team will do everything in our power to see you on the same day as your initial call. If your emergency occurs after-hours, our answering machine will provide you with a phone number for one of the doctors. We can also provide guidance over the phone to assist you in managing your emergency until you are able to be seen in the office.
The most common dental emergencies include:
Knocked Out Tooth
If you've just lost one of your permanent teeth, please call us right away to alert us to your situation. When addressed in a timely manner, reattachment may be possible. But until we can see you, we recommend holding your tooth in the socket it came from, if you can. Otherwise, store your tooth in a bag of milk.
If you've just cracked or chipped a tooth, stay calm and give us a call to notify us of your situation. Then, after rinsing your mouth with water, apply a cold compress to the affected area to minimize swelling.
Broken Temporary Crown
If you've recently received a temporary crown and it's fallen out (something that's been known to happen with temporary crowns), our Annapolis office can help. Give us a call and we'll be happy to schedule a time for you to have it reattached. In the meantime, you can temporarily reattach your crown by using a small amount of denture adhesive. But please remember, this is only a temporary solution.
If you're experiencing a toothache, try flossing around the affected tooth to see if any debris might be causing your discomfort. If you don't find anything and your discomfort persists, call our office for an appointment.
For other emergencies, like a broken jaw or a bleeding tongue or lip, you should visit your local emergency room first before calling us. If you have any dental needs associated with these emergencies, we'll be happy to help you with them afterwards.