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Dental 9-1-1: What To Do in an Emergency

You may be the most cautious person around, but there is no way to completely avoid accidents. You can trip over your dog’s leash while out on a walk, lose your balance during an inverted yoga pose, or simply step off of a curb the wrong way — all roads leading to dental disaster. At Wayne Dental Care, we want you to be prepared for these calamities and we offer the following tips on how to handle the most common dental emergencies.

Emergency #1 — Knocked-Out Tooth
The faster you react to a knocked-out tooth, the more likely you are to save it. Your first step should be calling for an emergency dental appointment. Next, you should retrieve the tooth and rinse it off; whatever you do, do not scrub it. If at all possible, place the tooth back in the oral cavity, but don’t force it. If you cannot replace the tooth, store it in milk or saliva until you reach the dentist’s office.

Emergency #2 — Chipped or Cracked Tooth
As with any emergency, place priority on calling for an emergency appointment. In both cases, extreme pain can result, so seeking treatment is urgent. In the meantime, you can provide some pain relief by holding a covered ice pack against your face on the affected side.

Emergency #3 — Abscessed Tooth
While not directly caused by accidents, abscessed teeth occur when there is an infection between the tooth and gums, which sometimes begin as a result of a trauma such as a cracked tooth. An abscess is extremely painful and can cause facial swelling. Don’t breathe a sigh of relief if the pain subsides naturally, as that may be an indication that the tooth pulp (nerve) has died. Regardless of the persistence of your pain, contact your dentist for an appointment ASAP.

We hope you never have to deal with a dental emergency, but if you do, we’re here for you. If you live in or near Wayne, Pennsylvania, and are searching for a dental practice that will make you feel like one of the family, then contact our office to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing your smile!

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The folks at Wayne Dental Care are fantastic. They have a friendly staff who are always welcoming, fantastic doctors (I've been a longtime patient of Dr. Handel) that make long and tedious procedures much easier to tolerate. From cleaning to implants, this is a terrific place. They are also fantastic about dealing with emergencies. I highly recommend.

- Sarah C.
sarah c 5 star review

I have received great care here over the past 14 years, both preventative and emergency. The team is very professional and caring. Most recently, Dr. Brenner made time for me on an emergency basis to fix a broken tooth. He did a great job, and I left feeling 100 percent better than when I arrived.

- Mark C.
mark c 5 star review

I've been a patient at Wayne Dental Care for over ten years, and several of my family members are patients as well. The dental hygienists and front desk staff are terrific, friendly and helpful. I am always provided with a comprehensive written treatment plan for anything not covered by insurance, so I understand my costs. I always feel welcomed when I come in the front door!

- Heather D.
heather d 5 star review

Wayne Dental has given me the first time the best experience at a dentist office their kindness and patience is outstanding end making a patient feel they are not just a number I cannot stress enough the fact that I have never ever had a positive experience at a dental office until now they are the best.

- Leslie D.
leslie d 5 star review

Accommodated my very fluctuating schedule and paid close attention to details of recommended services. Pre-checked recommended services for coverage and priced out in advance. Also discussed claiming as much in services as possible within the calendar year in order to take advantage of my annual benefit allowance. Very Satisfied with quality of service and attention to detail.

- Josh M.
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Our Wayne, PA Dental Office
295 Old Eagle School Rd.
Wayne, PA 19087

610.293.1227

Office Hours:
Mon. & Wed. - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tues. & Thu. - 8:00am - 3:00pm
Fri. - 8:00am - 1:00pm

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