Call your Emergency Dentist in Mechanicsburg now!

Don’t wait for the pain to worsen, because a dental emergency can happen any time – day or night. Call Agate Dental for emergency dentistry services in Mechanicsburg and the surrounding areas.

Here’s What to Do if You Have a Knocked-Out Tooth

If you have knocked out a tooth due to dental trauma, we recommend following these steps to increase the odds of saving the tooth. A tooth can only survive up to an hour outside of the socket, so you should visit your dentist as quickly as possible. 

• Handle the tooth only by its crown. Avoid touching the roots of the tooth. Do not attempt to clean the tooth (even if it falls on the ground).

• Try to reinsert the tooth into its socket. If you can’t do this gently, then follow the next steps and prepare the tooth to be transported to the dentist.

• The key to transporting a tooth and ensuring its survival is to keep it moist and at a similar pH as saliva. There are a few ways to do this. You can either tuck the tooth into the pocket of your cheek, place the tooth in a spit-wetted paper towel, or place the tooth in a glass of cow’s milk. 

Call us immediately so we can prioritize your treatment.

Emergency Dentistry in Mechanicsburg, PA - Agate Dental
Emergency Dentistry in Mechanicsburg, PA - Agate Dental

Have a Broken or Fractured Tooth?

Depending on the manner in which the tooth was broken or fractured, we may be able to fix the tooth through cosmetic or restorative dentistry. Don’t toss the tooth fragment! There is a chance that the piece can be cemented back onto the tooth. Or, we may even use the fragment as a reference when restoring the tooth. 

If the tooth has suffered a deep fracture, then you should rinse your mouth with salty, warm water and place a cold compress on the cheek nearest to the tooth. Tooth fractures should always be seen by a dentist to determine the next step. If the fracture extends below the gum line, you may need to undergo a tooth extraction. Otherwise, the tooth may need to be restored with a dental crown. 

Call Agate Dental for emergency dentistry services or to schedule an appointment.

Excruciating Toothache?

If you are experiencing an intense toothache that isn’t helped by over-the-counter pain relievers, you may be experiencing pulpitis, an infection of the inner tooth. This will likely require intervention such as root canal therapy to eliminate the infection and the pain. Remember: tooth infections rarely resolve themselves and will require treatment to limit impact on your oral health. 

If you have an excruciating toothache, call Agate Dental for fast relief!

Emergency Dentistry in Mechanicsburg, PA - Agate Dental

 Did You Know?

According to the latest data, 66% of dental emergencies involve abscesses and severe toothaches. If you are experiencing an acute toothache, don’t wait – call Agate Dental today!

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