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Emergency Dental Care Specialist

Daniel Park D.M.D. P.A.

Dentist located in Crofton, MD

In a perfect world, everything in your body would function as it should and without incident. But life happens and emergencies crop up, which is certainly true of your oral health. From teeth that are knocked out to painful toothaches, Dr. Daniel Park at Daniel Park, DMD, PA, has you covered. If you or a loved one needs emergency dental care, call the Crofton, Maryland, office for the first available appointment.

Emergency Dental Care Q & A

What are the most common dental emergencies?

There are several problems that require prompt care when it comes to your dental health, chief among them:

  • Toothaches
  • Cracked teeth
  • Teeth that are knocked out
  • Broken fillings or crowns
  • Jaw pain

This list is by no means comprehensive, but it gives you an idea of the most common reasons for emergency visits to Dr. Park’s office.

What should I do if a tooth is knocked out or cracked?

Of the most common dental emergencies, trauma ranks at, or near, the top. Whether your tooth is severely cracked or knocked out, the steps you take right away are extremely important, as there’s a good chance that you can save the tooth.

If your tooth has been knocked out, you should follow these steps:

  • Locate and rinse the tooth with warm water (no soap)
  • Rinse your mouth with water
  • Handle the tooth by the crown only and attempt to put it back in the socket
  • Hold the tooth in place by biting down on something soft
  • Call Dr. Park’s office

If the tooth doesn’t fit neatly back into your socket, preserve the tooth in a glass of milk or place it between your cheek and gums until you get in to see Dr. Park.

If your tooth is cracked, rinse your mouth with warm water and try and keep your tooth as stable as possible until your consultation with Dr. Park. 

When should I seek emergency dental care for a toothache?

The best answer to this question is almost always. Aside from making life fairly miserable, a toothache is your body’s way of telling you that something isn’t right. The most common causes of a toothache include:

  • Abscesses
  • Infected pulp
  • Cavities
  • Gum disease
  • Missing fillings

In each of these cases, Dr. Park needs to address the underlying cause of your tooth pain so you can prevent bigger problems down the road.

When can I see the dentist?

If you have a dental emergency, Dr. Park makes every effort to accommodate you as quickly as possible, often with same-day appointments. He also gives you instructions to tide you over until he’s able to see you.

If you require emergency dental care, call Daniel Park, DMD, PA, to set up an appointment.