When To See An Emergency Dentist

Like any other part of your body, sometimes your teeth and gums may need emergency care. If you have a dental issue that must be handled immediately, don't hesitate to contact your local emergency dentist in Shelton, CT. Dr. Michael Caserta and Dr. Adrian Basu are your experienced dentists at the Dental Associates of Shelton. Visit us for your ongoing and emergency dental needs.

What Is A Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency can happen for a number of reasons. It may be caused by a chronic disease or by a sudden accident. An emergency can affect your teeth and gums. Let's look at some typical types of dental emergencies you may need your emergency dentist in Shelton, CT, to treat.

Traumatic Dental Injuries

Do you or your children play sports? While sports may be fun and great for the body, sometimes they can cause a tooth to get knocked out. This is why it is helpful to use a mouthguard when you can. When a tooth is knocked out or chipped an accidental fall, there are a few ways we can save it with quick thinking.

To save a chipped or knocked-out tooth:

  • Find the tooth or chipped pieces
  • Gently clean knocked out tooth
  • Place the tooth back in the socket or in a container of milk
  • Hold the re-inserted tooth in place
  • Go to a dental office immediately 

Tooth Pain

Persistent tooth pain is often a sign of tooth decay or an infection. When an infection is left untreated, it can eventually spread to the gums. Your teeth may be sensitive or have a loose filling. If pain persists, especially if it is keeping you up at night, seek immediate care from your dentist.

Gum Emergencies

People often associate dental emergencies only with tooth injuries or pain. The soft tissue around our teeth, such as the gums and cheek lining, are also subject to trauma and infection. A common emergency in this part of our mouth involves gum abscesses, also known as periodontal abscesses.

Dr. Caserta and Dr. Basu are your local emergency dentists in Shelton, CT, who can help with a range of dental concerns. Contact Dental Associates of Shelton by calling us at (203) 924-4115. We are here for you during a routine check-up or treatment for a traumatic dental injury.