A dental emergency happens to even the most careful of patients. You can lose your balance, sustain a sports injury, or just haven’t been keeping up with brushing. There are many things that can cause your teeth to become decayed, chipped, or fractured over time. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, Dr. Richard Grubb is there at our Havre de Grace, MD practice to provide care during moments when you need it the most.
You can reach Family Implant & Restorative Dentistry by calling us at (410) 939-5800 so that a helpful staff member can schedule an appointment as soon as possible. If you’re in the Havre de Grace Heights, Bayview Estates, and Osborne, MD, areas, Dr. Grubb can help.
Anything from a sudden injury to persistent, long-term discomfort in your oral cavity can be considered a dental emergency. If you’re unsure whether you’re experiencing an emergency or not, the first thing to do is to call our office. This allows us to determine if you need urgent care or if it can wait until your next appointment. A dental emergency can include:
Dr. Grubb has tackled dozens of dental injuries over the years. Contact us right away so he can assess the damage, relieve your pain, and prevent further issues.
A broken or damaged tooth requires immediate repair. Otherwise, you risk even further complications and even infection. When you enter our Havre de Grace, MD office, Dr. Grubb will assess your tooth to determine the best restorative solution for you. If the damage is too much, we may recommend a natural-looking porcelain crown to protect the structure. We can also cover your teeth’s cracks or chips with convenient tooth-colored fillings.
Patients with strong oral health can sometimes have their teeth get knocked out, loosened, or become severely damaged. If this happens, Dr. Grubb and the team at Family Implant & Restorative Dentistry can help. If you can locate the missing tooth, we ask that you bring it with you during your emergency appointment in a glass of lukewarm water or milk. We’ll assess what’s going on and provide you with several solutions for your smile.
We advise that you go to urgent care or the emergency room before giving us a call. Certain emergencies like bleeding or trauma will require immediate attention before receiving repairs at our office. When you contact us, we’ll provide you with personalized assistance and schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. Once you visit our Havre de Grace, MD practice, Dr. Grubb will evaluate your dental issues to determine the best course of treatment.
It’s important to take action after an emergency. That’s why if you experience dental fear or anxiety, Dr. Grubb can help ease your worries with IV sedation. That way, your procedure will be painless and you’ll feel comfortable. No matter what your situation is, our dentist and team will do everything to get your oral health back on track.
Our dental concerns can sometimes be non-emergencies and can simply wait for a regular appointment. While some procedures like teeth cleanings can wait until your next visit, periodontal care due to a severe infection can require urgent treatment at our Havre de Grace, MD office.
Some examples of non-emergencies include:
A tooth can’t be saved sometimes due to excessive damage. Fortunately, Dr. Grubb offers restorative dentistry to make your smile look good as new. Our options include:
If one or more of your teeth gets knocked out due to an injury, contact our office immediately at (410) 939-5800. Dr. Grubb has put together a list of simple instructions to help care for your tooth and manage your pain in the meantime:
While accidents happen, there are certain measures you can take to help lower your risk of dental emergencies. Dr. Grubb and our expert team recommend that you:
TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder) is a condition that develops differently for patients. However, the symptoms are similar and include jaw pain, soreness, headaches, ear pains, and more. If you suddenly find yourself experiencing any of these issues, schedule an urgent visit so that Dr. Grubb can pinpoint the exact cause of your TMD. This way, we can start you on the path to experiencing both quality sleep and pain-free mornings.
A dental emergency can happen when you least expect it. That’s why at Family Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry, Dr. Grubb and our team are prepared to give you the immediate care you need during the experience. We offer comprehensive dental services to ensure each of our patients receives the necessary treatment to reclaim their smile. Contact our office by calling (410) 939-5800 or filling out a convenient contact form.