Dental Care When You Need it Most
Emergency Dentistry in California, MD
Dental emergencies are never convenient and often painful, so we offer emergency dental appointments in California, MD. Whether you’re suffering from an oral injury, painful toothache, damaged or knocked-out teeth, it’s important to get the care you need as soon as possible. Contact Three Notch Dental now for a same-day emergency appointment or come to our office right away!
Immediate Care at Three Notch Dental
At Three Notch Dental, we can always provide our patients with same-day appointments for dental emergencies. We understand the discomfort and inconvenience of a dental emergency, so we make it a point to leave room in our schedule for unexpected appointments. If you believe you’re having a dental emergency in California, MD, give us a call at (301) 862-2231 to schedule your appointment. If possible, we request that you call ahead to give us time to prepare. However, we also accept walk-in emergency appointments at our office, which is located at 23192 Three Notch Road, California, MD 20619.
What Is a Dental Emergency?
Some dental emergencies are obvious. Things like cracked, broken or knocked-out teeth all require immediate care. However, dome dental emergencies are less obvious, such as a serious toothache, pulled-out dental work, or even getting a piece of food stuck between your teeth that you can’t remove on your own.
As a general rule, if your dental condition is causing you serious pain, discomfort and/or bleeding, and you cannot treat it on your own, you are having an emergency. Still unsure? Call our knowledgeable team to discuss your symptoms or schedule an appointment today!
What to Do with a Knocked Out Tooth
First, recover your tooth. Hold it by the crown (top) and avoid touching the root.
Rinse it gently with warm water and replace it in the socket if possible, or put it in a small baggie of cold milk (This keeps the tooth alive until it can be placed back in your mouth).
Come to our office immediately. Your tooth must be replaced and splinted within 1-2 hours to save it. If you wait, the vulnerable root tissue can die and we won’t be able to replace it.
Missing Crowns & Fillings
What to Do If Your Dental Work Falls Out
First, Recover your dental work and put it in a plastic bag. We may be able to reuse dental work if you recover it, which can help save you time and money.
Contact us to let us know that you’re coming in for a same-day appointment.
If you don’t get treatment right away, the vulnerable enamel exposed by the loss of your dental work could be damaged, leading to complications like a cavity or tooth infection.
Painful Oral Issues
What to Do if You Have a Serious Toothache
If your toothache lasts more than a few days, this may be an indicator of an infection. Without the proper treatment, your condition will continue to get worse. Contact us for a same-day appointment right away to determine the cause of your serious toothache and get the care you need.
Until your appointment, taking over-the-counter medicine like acetaminophen or ibuprofen can help with pain. Icing the cheek near the affected area for 10 minutes at a time and using topical pain relievers like Orajel may also help minimize discomfort. Above all, though, make sure you come see Dr. Seisman as soon as you can.
Know the Steps
What to Do if Your Tooth Feels Loose
f you’ve recently experienced an oral injury that has resulted in a loose tooth, it will need to be splinted to ensure it heals correctly. Without immediate help from Dr. Seisman, your tooth could continue to loosen, and it may begin to die. No matter what caused your loose tooth, it’s important to schedule an appointment right away. Until your appointment, avoid moving the tooth with your tongue, chewing with it, or doing anything else that could loosen it further.