Nikhil M. Patel, DMD
Laser Dentistry & Family Dentistry located in Worcester, MA
When you have a dental emergency, whether it’s a broken tooth, or a toothache, Nikhil M. Patel, DMD, can help. At his self-titled practice in Worcester, Massachusetts, Dr. Patel and his experienced staff can treat your teeth problems as quickly and painlessly as possible. If you have a dental emergency, call or book your appointment online.
Emergency Dentistry Q & A
What is a dental emergency?
When your teeth or gums have been injured or damaged, you may need dental help right away. It is imperative that you see care immediately if your teeth have been:
- Knocked out
These types of injuries may occur due to:
- Sports-related impact
- Facial trauma
- Hard foods
- Using mouth to open things
You may also need to seek immediate dental attention if you have sudden or severe tooth pain. This may be due to an oral abscess or infection around your teeth, which may not only hurt your oral health but also impact other parts of your body as well.
When you have a dental emergency, you need to contact Dr. Patel as soon as possible. Quick treatment can prevent permanent tooth loss and severe infection.
How will my dental emergency be handled?
Depending on your injury, Dr. Patel and his team will complete a thorough evaluation that will likely include oral X-rays and a physical exam. These will allow them to fully understand the impact of your injury and create a specialized plan for you.
Your plan of care may include a variety of treatments, such as:
- Dental fillings
- Temporary caps
- Dental crowns
- Pulling infected teeth
- Antibiotic treatment
- Root canals
Dr. Patel will treat your dental emergency quickly and provide any follow-up care needed.
How can I avoid dental emergencies?
Being proactive in caring for your teeth will help you avoid costly, uncomfortable repairs in the future. To help protect your teeth, you can:
- Wear a mouthguard when playing impact sports
- Avoid hard foods like popcorn and hard candy
- Avoid opening items with your mouth
To avoid oral abscesses or infections:
- Brush and floss daily
- Get regular dental checkups
- Use an antiseptic mouthwash
- Treat toothaches quickly
When you have an oral emergency, Dr. Patel and his team will be there for you. Immediate care will help you avoid permanent tooth loss and help you prevent a greater impact on your overall health.
If you have a dental emergency, call or book an appointment online with Nikhil M. Patel, DMD right away.