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Emergency Dentist - East Hartford, CT

Compassionate Care When You Need It Most

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When dental emergencies happen unexpectedly, our East Hartford team will be here for you. It’s important to stay calm and contact our dental office right away; we will provide guidance about how to handle the situation in the short-term and also help you plan a time to come into the dental office as soon as possible. In many cases, we are able to provide same-day care and immediate relief through emergency in our East Hartford, CT dental office, so you can return to your regular routine without delay.

Why Choose Comprehensive Dental Associates of Central Connecticut for Emergency Dentistry?

How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

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Some dental problems take months or years to develop — and they suddenly manifest themselves in the form of excruciating pain. Other dental emergencies are the result of a sudden trauma, such as an accident or a hard impact during a sports game. We are well-equipped to handle both types of situations. Between the time your emergency starts and the time you arrive in your dental office, you should also take a few steps yourself to manage your pain and minimize the damage to your oral health.

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If a tooth is suffering from intense, throbbing pain, there may be an infection in its pulp (the soft substance in the tooth’s inner chamber). Over the counter pain relievers may be able to take the edge off your discomfort, but seeking prompt professional treatment is essential. You may need root canal therapy.

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Chipped/Broken Tooth

Collect any broken piece of the tooth and bring them with you to your appointment. In the meantime, avoid chewing with the tooth. If it has sharp, jagged edges, you can cover them with sugar-free gum to protect the nearby soft tissues in your mouth.

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Knocked-Out Tooth

Pick up the tooth by its top part, and gently rinse off any debris. Then, attempt to put the tooth back in it socket. If that is not possible, tore it in a glass of milk or water. If you receive professional treatment within an hour or two of when the tooth gets knocked out, we may be able to splint it back into place.

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Lost Filling/Crown

You may be able to temporarily reattach a lost crown with denture adhesive or a dab or toothpaste (do not force it onto the tooth if the fit isn’t right). Try to avoid using the tooth to chew. When you get to our dental office, we might be able to permanently reattach the restoration or provide you with a new one altogether.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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You can drastically reduce your chances of suffering from a dental emergency if you apply the following tips:

The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies

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The cost of treating dental emergencies varies from case to case. If you just need a prescription, your cost will be less than if you need a major treatment, such as a crown or root canal therapy. During your appointment, we will be transparent about the price associated with any recommended procedure. We will also help you explore avenues that can make your treatment easier to afford, such as insurance and financing.

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