Emergency Dentistry

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Emergency Dentistry services offered in Parkesburg, PA

When a sudden dental issue arises, knowing where to turn for help can make the experience far easier to navigate. For many residents in and around Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, Tejas Patel, DDS, of Dental Excellence of Parkesburg is their emergency dentist of choice. If you or a loved one encounters a dental emergency, call the office for guidance on the next steps. Online booking is an option for less urgent scheduling needs.

Q & A

What kinds of issues can be treated by an emergency dentist?

An emergency dentist can address dental issues that cause significant pain or threaten your dental or overall health. Many different issues can bring you in for emergency dental care. 

Some of the conditions that can be treated during an emergency dental care visit include:

  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Knocked-out (avulsed) teeth
  • Severe dental pain
  • Abscess
  • Advanced gum disease
  • Object wedged between teeth or in gums
  • Lacerations to your tongue, lips, or other soft oral tissues

If you experience any of these conditions, call Dental Excellence of Parkesburg to determine your next steps.

How do I know if an emergency dentist is a right fit for my dental needs?

Many people struggle with deciding whether to come in for emergency dental care. One way to decide is to think about whether or not you can wait to be seen during a routinely scheduled visit.

Something like a loose dental crown might not need to be seen in an emergency dentistry visit. But severe pain accompanied by signs of infection should absolutely prompt a call to the office and a same-day visit.

If you are ever unsure of how to proceed, don’t hesitate to call the office. The friendly team members can listen to a description of your symptoms and help you get the care you need. 

How can I prevent a dental emergency?

While it isn’t possible to protect against every possible set of circumstances, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of many common dental emergencies. One of the most important is coming in for routine dental exams. 

Seeing your dentist twice a year for a routine dental exam ensures that any problems with dental decay or gum disease are caught in the early stages when treatment is often more effective and less invasive.

This means you are far less likely to encounter sudden dental pain from an abscess or decay that’s reached the nerves in the root of a tooth. Dental exams also search for signs of gum disease, which can often be reversed when caught in the early stages. 

Wearing the proper protective gear when playing sports or engaging in fitness pursuits is another great way to reduce your risk of dental damage. Mouth guards and helmets help protect your teeth and other oral tissues. 

No matter how your emergency dental needs arise, you can rely on the team at Dental Excellence of Parkesburg for outstanding care. Call to see if a same-day visit is available, and online booking is available for less time-sensitive booking.