Gentle Dental of Reading
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How to Tell if Dental Damage Demands an Emergency Dentist

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What should you do if you suffer an oral injury when your dentist’s office is closed? Follow this expert advice on when to seek emergency treatment.

Tormented by Tooth Pain?

When you’re faced with any type of tooth pain, it’s not always easy to tell if it calls for emergency dental services Reading. Mild or occasional pain can often wait until your dentist’s normal office hours. But if the pain is severe and causing swelling or other dental problems, you’ll need emergency treatment. But before seeking out an emergency dentist Reading, try calling your dentist’s office because many leave openings for emergency cases or offer an emergency phone number if the office is closed.

Confused about a Cracked or Broken Tooth?

According to dental experts, the severity and site of the damage will determine if you ought to seek emergency dental services Reading. If the problem is minor, then it can probably wait until the dentist’s office is open. But the following dental damage will require an emergency dentist:

  • A large crack or break in your teeth
  • A big piece of the tooth is missing
  • The tooth has a sharp edge that could damage your gums or make it hard to chew
  • The tooth is extremely painful or completely numb

Need to Know How to Handle a Knocked-out Tooth?

This happens more than you may you realize, resulting from anything from a sports-related accident to a slip and fall to biting on a hard piece of food. If your tooth is completely knocked out, then you should get to an emergency dentist Reading immediately. Try to retrieve the lost tooth and keep it in good condition until you get to the emergency dentist.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Reading, call Gentle Dental of Reading today at (484) 334-2592 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Reading. With 11 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Reading, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Reading.

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