Penn Dental Medicine clinical care is patient-centered, creating an ideal environment for any emergency.
There may come a time when you are faced with the dilemma of asking yourself, “Am I having a dental emergency?” In panic, you begin calling every dental emergency clinic in the area, with a nagging doubt in the back of your mind, asking yourself, “is this a true emergency?”
According to WebMD, between 5% and 8% of American’s avoid the dentist each year, out of fear. We can help reassure you that visiting the dentist, especially in the case of a dental emergency, will be the best decision you’ll make. Following are seven signs that you should visit a dental emergency clinic.
Call Your Local Dental Emergency Clinic When:
- You experience tooth pain. If you suddenly begin experiencing hot or cold sensitivity – or sensitivity to sweets – you should contact a dental emergency clinic right away. These symptoms may be signs of mild decay (cavities) or deep decay (requiring possible root canal).
- A tooth gets chipped or broken. If you still have a piece of the broken tooth, be sure to keep it with you and give your nearest dental emergency clinic a call and let them know that you have the broken peice with you, and any additional symptoms you are experiencing.
- A tooth is knocked out. Be sure you hold the knocked out tooth by its crown (the part exposed in your smile), rinse off the tooth root if it is dirty and attempt to place the tooth back in the socket appropriately, and call your nearest dental emergency clinic right away.
- You experience an abscess and/or soft tissue injuries. Abscesses are infections that occur around the root of the tooth or around the gums, causing potential damage to the tooth and surrounding teeth and gums Soft tissue injuries can also become infected if not treated properly. Contact your nearest dental emergency clinic right away.
Penn Dental Medicine has dental emergency clinic services Monday-Friday from 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M, call 215-898-8965.