If you are ever in need of emergency dental services, you should contact us at our dental practice, Dr. Geoffrey Edmunds. Our Albany emergency dentist, Dr. Geoffrey B. Edmunds, can provide you with complete emergency dental treatment including treatment for dental trauma.
When you experience dental trauma, time is of the essence. It is important that you immediately contact our office so that you can come in to see our Albany emergency dentist for immediate care. Sometimes a patient has a tooth that is dislodged. This means that the tooth has been pushed back up into the gums. Our dentist may be able to reposition the tooth so that it needs no additional treatment. Other times, a dislodged tooth will need to have a root canal treatment at a later date in order to help the tooth to completely recover. Another type of dental trauma is an avulsed tooth. This means that the tooth has been completely knocked out of your mouth. When this happens, you should try to locate the missing tooth and bring it back to the office. You will want to pick up the tooth by its enamel portion, and not by its roots. The tooth should be rinsed off and reinserted back into the socket in your mouth. If this is not possible, our office staff will give you instructions on how to safely transport the tooth back to our office. Usually this is done by putting the tooth in some milk. Our office staff will give you instructions on how to safely do this. When you reach our office, our dentist may be able to reinsert the tooth into your mouth. You will then need to have a root canal treatment in several weeks to help the tooth to fully heal. However, this treatment is not successful in all situations.
For an immediate appointment to meet with our Albany emergency dentist due to dental trauma, contact our office immediately.