By Omni Dental Group
September 05, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Emergency  

Have you or a loved one recently experienced a dental emergency? A throbbing toothache, a knocked-out tooth, a lost filling—they can allDental_Emergency be frightening. Fortunately, your family dentists here at Omni Dental Group in Bowie, MD, are to help you through these crises and protect your smile!


What is a dental emergency?

It's any oral health issue that requires immediate action, and in these situations, it is important to stay calm—take first things first. For instance, an oral laceration may require direct pressure with a clean cloth or gauze to quell bleeding. In another example, if someone loses a filling, chips a tooth, or cracks a crown, they must make sure to gather all of the pieces and take them to our office in Bowie.

In any dental emergency, communication with our family dentists, Dr. Baik, Dr. Esfandiari, or Dr. Aalemansour, is critical. They'll quickly and kindly tell you how to stabilize the urgent condition and get you into the office for treatment as necessary. Furthermore, because our team is made of family dentists, this care can be supplied to people of all ages.


Examples of dental emergencies and what you can do

  • Avulsed Tooth: Rinse a knocked-out tooth with clear water. Replant it, roots down, into the empty socket and hold it there while making the trek to Omni Dental Group. Most avulsed teeth survive and function well if put back in place within just a few minutes of injury, however, if you cannot put the tooth into the socket, place it between the cheek and gums, or in a sealed container with water, milk, or over the counter tooth preservative.
  • Chipped/Cracked Tooth, Filling, or Crown: Save the fragments, and take them to your family dentist. They may be bonded back in place, or as needed, the doctor may restore the tooth with composite resin or a new crown.
  • Toothache Ice the jaw, 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off, to reduce pain and swelling. Additionally, you can take over-the-counter pain relievers according to package directions, and call Omni Dental Group for an appointment.


Contact us

At Omni Dental Group, your oral health is our priority, particularly if you experience an emergency. Don't hesitate to contact us today at (301) 809-0029 for a fast, accurate response.


Dentist Bowie, MD
Omni Dental Group
4321 Collington Road Suite 210
Bowie, MD 20716
(301) 809-0029