Dental Emergencies

We understand that problems with your teeth can be troubling. Dental emergencies arise as part of life. Whether it is a broken or sharp edge on your tooth; pain or sensitivity; or even how something looks, we want to make sure we take care of you promptly.

Our Wheaton Dental Center is open 7 days a week from 9:00 to 5:30. If you have a dental emergency, please feel free to come into the office or call us and we will see you as soon as we can. Of course we can see you faster if you call to give us a heads up, but we’ll be happy to work something out with you.  

We provide emergency dental services for the following:

  • Emergency tooth extraction
  • Abscessed tooth
  • Fractured, loosened, displaced, or chipped teeth
  • Severe pain in gums, teeth or jaw
  • Pediatric or geriatric emergency dental care

Do not touch the root of the tooth as it may cause nerve damage and spread bacteria. Instead touch the crown (this is the bottom of your teeth that chew). If possible, try to place the root back into the gum socket.

Call the dentist’s office at Wheaton Dental Center or Montgomery Village Dental Center immediately. Dislocated teeth must be inserted within the hour for successful re-implantation, otherwise you may need an artificial implant.

Tooth abscesses can be life threatening. If your toothache gets worse and the pain extends to your jaw, ears and neck, seek help immediately. Facial swelling accompanied with a fever and toothache are signs of a serious infection that requires immediate help from a dentist.

Our team of experts will assess you when you get into the office.  We’ll figure out what’s wrong and let you know all of the treatment options available. Our dentists will also make sure you understand which treatment we recommend, and why. Finally, we’ll get your dental emergency treated as efficiently as possible. We want you to look and feel your best.

If you are diabetic and are experiencing dental pain, call a doctor right away. Diabetic patients are more prone to serious complications resulting from tooth or gum infections.

We all know how accident-prone children can be! If an accident happens, please call or come in so our pediatric dentists can help.While many parents assume that their child’s chipped or broken tooth is deciduous (a baby tooth), the first permanent teeth come in as early as 6 years of age. It is especially important to see a specialist if your child has experienced oral trauma from sports and other high-impact activities. Any issues with baby teeth need to be addressed promptly so they don’t continue to affect adult teeth.

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