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Emergency Dentist – Colchester, VT

Get Fast Relief for Serious Dental Problems

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Dental injuries or severe oral pain can strike at any time. At Liscio Dental, our patients can rely on us to make time for them in emergency situations. Most dental emergencies fall into one of two categories. The first is one that may have developed over time because of poor oral hygiene, such as a toothache due to infection. The other is an acute problem that is the result of an injury. Drs. Liscio and Maier and the team in Colchester can help with either. They’ll review your condition, provide immediate relief, and determine the next steps toward rebuilding your smile’s function and appearance.

How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

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Until your emergency appointment at Liscio Dental, here’s what you should do in various situations:

Toothaches

For an extremely painful toothache, a root canal is probably required in order to remove the infection and preserve the tooth. Call the dentist in Colchester immediately to schedule a same-day appointment.

Chipped/Broken Tooth

Your dentist will need to have a look at the damage in order to know the best course of treatment. In the meantime, an over-the-counter pain reliever can be helpful. If the tooth has a sharp edge, try putting dental wax or sugarless gum over the tooth to protect soft tissue.

Knocked-Out Tooth

A knocked-out tooth is the most obvious of dental emergencies. But don’t panic—the dentist may be able to salvage the tooth if you’re seen quickly. Touch only the crown and rinse the tooth thoroughly in water. Then, try to place the tooth back in its socket. If that’s painful, the tooth can be stored in a sealed container filled with milk or a mild saline solution

Lost Filling/Crown

If you have the filling or crown, you can put it back in place with a dab of toothpaste, denture cream or petroleum jelly. This will protect the exposed tooth underneath, which can be sensitive to air and temperature changes. Call the office to schedule an appointment so we can cement the filling or crown back in place or create a new one if necessary.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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The most important thing you can do to avoid dental emergencies is wear a mouthguard during any type of athletic activity. Nowadays, these oral appliances are more comfortable than ever, so there’s no reason not to wear one during play or practice.

The second step is sticking to a schedule of regular dental checkups every six months. Sometimes, we can spot a developing problem, such as decay or a cracked tooth. You might be able to avoid an emergency with early treatment.

The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies

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The fee for a dental emergency will depend on the circumstance. One emergency may only require a prescription, while another might demand advanced care ranging from root canal therapy to tooth extraction. The important thing is that you receive treatment as soon as possible! So if you’re dealing with any kind of dental emergency, come see the emergency dentist in Colchester.