Emergency Dentistry Services in Kensington
Medical and dental emergencies are painful and stressful, but for patients of Dr. Kamala Aydazada, emergency dentistry help is available right away. Whenever possible, our emergency dentist sees patients experiencing dental emergencies on the day they call. If you’re not a regular patient of Dr. Aydazada, she is still happy to make time to see you during an emergency. Start by getting in touch with our Kensington dental practice right away. Dr. Aydazada will discuss your concerns and help you determine whether or not your situation needs immediate emergency care. She can also help you with pain management techniques over the phone. Once you reach our office, Dr. Aydazada will do her utmost to relieve pain and restore damage right away. Some common dental emergencies we see include root injury, damaged dental restorations, or knocked out teeth. If you are not sure your situation is an emergency, we encourage you to go ahead and call our team, as it’s best to start repairs right away following tooth decay or damage.
If you experience toothache or dental sensitivity, we are happy to repair your smile. Until you reach our office, there are a number of pain management methods you can use at home. First, gently floss and swish warm water around the affected tooth to make sure that there is nothing lodged between your teeth causing the pain. If you notice swelling or inflammation around the tooth, use an ice pack at twenty minute intervals (20 on/20 off). You can also take over the counter pain relievers.
If your tooth is broken, use warm water to clean the damaged tooth. If there are sharp parts of the tooth that may lacerate the soft tissue or cause excessive wear to the opposing teeth, use a piece of orthodontic wax to cover the sharp point. If the damaged tooth is bleeding, bite down on sterile gauze or a clean cloth, until the bleeding stops. You can also use an ice pack or cold compress, if the bleeding does not abate after a few minutes.
If your filling falls out, start by putting a small amount of toothpaste into the hole left by the lost filling material. Let it sit for thirty minutes. Then, rinse your mouth out. This will reduce your risk for additional decay and remove any foreign debris. To protect the tooth, you may want to use orthodontic wax to fill the hole until we can replace it. Otherwise, try not to chew with that part of your mouth, and clean the damaged tooth as outlined above each day.
Wisdom Teeth Pain
Pain caused by wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, can be due to the teeth simply coming in or something more serious such as infection or impaction. If you think you may be experiencing wisdom teeth pain, you should make an appointment to see Dr. Kamala Aydazada immediately. Dr. Aydazada will be able to tell you if your pain is actually wisdom teeth pain, or from another dental condition. At this stage, the most common solution for the pain is simply to have the wisdom teeth removed.