Dr. Connelly is happy to schedule you in as soon as possible if you are in pain or dealing with a dental emergency. The team at our St. Johns office will do its best to accommodate and perceived problems to get you feeling you good as new in no time.
What is a Dental Emergency?
A dental emergency is any damage caused to the teeth, gums, or tongue as the result of trauma or an ongoing dental condition. Some emergencies require immediate attention while others can be put off until your next dental visit. Dental emergencies include:
Constant or persistent toothaches are often warning signs that you could be suffering more serious health problems. If you notice that your teeth are sensitive to extreme temperatures or it’s painful to bite, call our Dr. Connelly and his team. We’ll use diagnostic technology to get to find what’s causing your toothaches and help treat the underlying issue.
Cracked or Chipped Teeth
Cracked and chipped teeth do not require same-day treatment unless the inner pulp chamber is exposed. Our St. Johns dentist will assess the damage and determine the best course of action for restoring your tooth.
Knocked Out Teeth (Tooth Avulsion)
Usually caused by a sport-related injury or a bad fall, tooth avulsion is a common dental emergency that requires a trip to the dentist as soon as possible. In the meantime, hold it only by the crown and avoid touching the roots. If you can’t replace the tooth into the socket, try putting it in a small container of milk or moistened gauze. Dr. Connelly will assess the damage and try to replace your natural tooth.
Cuts to the gums and soft tissue can be painful, but only the most don’t require a visit to your St. Johns dentist. If you’ve experienced a soft tissue injury, thoroughly rinse your mouth with a mild saltwater solution and placing clean, moistened gauze over the injured area until bleeding stops. In most instances, the laceration will heal within a few days.
Contact Dr. Connelly Today About Your Dental Emergency
If you are concerned about a dental emergency contact your St. Johns dentist today. We will be able to asses the damage and find the best course of treatment. Contact us today and we will schedule you an appointment soon as we can!