Our team understands that experiencing severe oral pain and/or injury can be a frightening time, whether you are the victim or you are watching a loved one struggle with serious symptoms. Here in Torrington, we do our best to accommodate dental emergencies as soon as possible so that patients are never left waiting without relief. Our team members can also provide guidance over the phone for how to stabilize your condition and minimize uncomfortable symptoms until you are able to reach our dental office. Call Torrington Dental Care for fast and professional care when you need it most.
A dental emergency can develop slowly over time, as is the case with a painful infection, or happen all of a sudden, like with a sports-related accident. In any case, the best thing for you to do is seek out professional care as quickly as possible here at Torrington Dental Care. Give us a call, and we will arrange to see you right away so we can relieve your pain and repair any damage. Before you are able to reach us, however, our team will give you a few helpful tips so you can gain control of the situation. Below, you will find important information about handling some of the most common dental emergencies.
No two dental emergencies are exactly alike, and because of this, there is no single price for treating one. We will base our care on a patient’s particular situation and needs. Some might just need a small filling, while others might require a root canal and a dental crown. Regardless, our goal is to relieve a patient’s pain first, and then we can discuss how they want to repair any decay or damage. To help with any out-of-pocket costs, low-to-no interest financing is easily available through our practice.
These habits will drastically lower your chances of needing to make an unexpected trip to the dentist:
As an experienced emergency dentist in Torrington, our team is ready to help you with all of your urgent oral healthcare needs. Before you save our number in your phone, however, you might want to learn more about emergency dental situations and how to handle them. Below, you will find practical and succinct information about some topics that our patients often wonder about. If you do not see the answer to your specific question, feel free to contact us directly so we can personally assist you.
Teeth are incapable of healing themselves, so toothaches do not usually go away on their own. However, there are some exceptions. For example, your pain might be coming from something near the tooth, rather than the tooth itself. This can happen in people who have a sinus problem or an injury to their gums. Another reason a toothache might disappear is if the nerve inside the tooth dies, so it is no longer able to send pain signals to the brain. That is not a good thing — the infection that first attacked the tooth may still be present, and it could continue to spread to nearby tissues and even cause systemic illness. Really, any toothache calls for a prompt visit to the dentist.
Emergency room staff members usually do not have the training or the equipment to address a dental emergency in Torrington. They might just advise you to take some painkillers and visit a dentist as soon as possible. However, there are some exceptions. If you are bleeding uncontrollably from the mouth, have broken or dislocated facial bones, or are experiencing any life-threatening symptoms, you should certainly head to the emergency room. After they tend to you, you can visit us for follow-up care.
Having an emergency dentistry kit can equip you to handle unexpected oral health problems in the best way possible. Here are some items that you should keep on hand:
Jaw pain can have a myriad of causes. Bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching) is a common culprit. Many people do not even know they are doing it because it usually occurs during sleep. Facial injuries, arthritis, a misaligned bite, and TMJ disorder (TMD) are other possible reasons for jaw pain. When you visit us, we will do all we can to determine the cause of your pain before we recommend a treatment.