Dental Emergencies


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Bellissimi Dental provides emergency dental care in Brunswick, OH. Call 330-741-3334 to learn more and schedule your appointment. 

When you’re dealing with a dental emergency, you shouldn’t have to wait days for an appointment with your dentist. At Bellissimi Dental, we offer same-day treatment in most cases. During our regular office hours, our team will give immediate attention to your situation and arrange to see you as soon as we can.

For times when our office is closed, we have an after hours emergency phone line. Simply call our office and follow the instructions provided. One of our doctors will personally return your call as soon as possible. In cases of serious or life-threatening emergencies, call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room for treatment.

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Tips for Handling Common Dental Emergencies


Toothaches


One common cause of sudden toothaches is food particles lodged between two teeth. To rule this out, rinse your mouth with warm water and gently floss down to the gum line. If doing this doesn’t help or if the tissue around the painful tooth is warm, call our office for an appointment.


Cuts to the Lip, Gum, Cheek, or Tongue


Even minor injuries to the soft tissues in the mouth can cause a great deal of bleeding. Use a clean cloth or piece of sterile gauze to apply pressure to the wound in order to stop the bleeding, then use an ice pack to reduce any swelling. If the bleeding cannot be controlled even after applying pressure, call your physician or go to the emergency room for treatment.


Knocked Out Baby Tooth


Call our office to schedule an appointment for your child. While baby teeth cannot be replaced, we’ll want to check for soft tissue damage and determine whether a space maintainer is needed.


Knocked Out Permanent Tooth


Knocked out permanent teeth can be put back in, but prompt treatment is needed. Call our office so we can begin to prepare for your visit. Hold the tooth by the crown (the portion visible above the gum line) and do not touch the root. Rinse the tooth gently with milk or water, then push the tooth back into the socket if you can. Bite down on a piece of clean gauze to hold it in place until your appointment. If you can’t put the tooth back into the socket, place it in a small cup of milk or saliva and bring it with you to our office. Once your tooth is back in the socket, we will use splints to stabilize it until your gums reattach.


Chipped or Broken Teeth


Call our office for an appointment. If you can find the piece of tooth that broke off, place it in a small cup of milk or saliva, as we may be able to bond it back onto the rest of your tooth. Rinse your mouth with warm water and use a cold compress to reduce any swelling until your appointment.


Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Emergencies


What is considered a dental emergency?


We consider it a dental emergency if you’re experiencing unbearable pain, uncontrolled bleeding, or need prompt treatment in order to save a tooth.

Can you go to the ER for a dental emergency?


If our office is closed, you may need to go to the emergency room to help control pain or infection. That said, emergency rooms do not provide dental treatment, so while they can manage your pain and prescribe antibiotics, you will still need to come to our office to get the dental care you need.

Is a toothache an emergency?


Severe toothaches are a dental emergency, as they may be a sign of an infected tooth.