In the event of a dental emergency, call Columbia Family Dental Care at 410.221.3097.
Dental emergencies can happen to anyone, even to patients with healthy and stable smiles. Dr. Sulekha Agrawal provides emergency dentistry to patients in Columbia, MD. She is experienced in providing general dental care for patients of all ages. Whether patients require simple routine care or complex restorations, the team at Columbia Family Dental Care can help. Restoring missing teeth or treating infection early on can also prevent future dental emergencies.
Treating Common Dental Emergencies in Columbia, MD
Dr. Agrawal and her team treat dental trauma and common emergencies at Columbia Family Dental Care, including:
- Tooth Pain: If you are suddenly feeling tooth pain, it could be caused by a tooth or gum infection. Rinse your mouth with warm water or floss if you have an object stuck between your teeth. If you are experiencing swelling, apply a cold compress to your cheek. Do not put painkillers directly against the gums or tooth as this may damage the gum tissue. Call our office and we will schedule an immediate appointment to find the cause of your pain.
- Damaged or Lost Teeth: Have you just lost a tooth? Contact our office immediately. If you can find the tooth, hold it by the crown, or the top part of the tooth. Gently rinse the tooth root in water, but do not scrub it. Store the tooth in a small container with your own saliva or milk. If lost teeth can be preserved in this way, they may return to the socket within one hour of being knocked out.
- Broken Dental Restorations: Do you have a lost or broken bridge, denture, or crown? Call our Columbia, MD dental office as soon as possible. Do not use glue or any other material to try to replace your restoration. Use an over-the-counter pain reliever to ease your discomfort before you come into our office for care.
How to Prevent Dental Trauma
The best way to avoid a dental emergency is to be proactive in maintaining your oral health. This can be done with at-home brushing and flossing as well as routine dental care. During a preventive care visit, we will check for signs of gum disease, tooth decay, and infection. If we find any problems, we can examine the teeth and gums in order to create a personalized treatment plan.
If you do not visit the dentist frequently or ignore signs of dental problems, you may require costly dental treatments in the future. As problems worsen, more will need to be done to treat the problem.
Call Dr. Sulekha Agrawal Today
Schedule an appointment at Columbia Family Dental Care by calling 410.221.3097. If you do not have a dental emergency, you can request a consultation with Dr. Agrawal online. If you ever have any problems with your oral health or have questions about your treatment options, let Dr. Agrawal know. She will help explain her method of care and target the source of your dental problems.