Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Suburban Dental  -  - Cosmetic Dentist

Suburban Dental

Cosmetic Dentists & General Dentists located in Allentown, PA

If you have an urgent dental issue, you need to be seen by a caring and knowledgeable dentist right away. Suburban Dental in Allentown, Pennsylvania, led by Stephen Charnitski, DMD, provides emergency dentistry for people who experience oral health trauma. Call the friendly office staff today or book an appointment online to find out how emergency dentistry works.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

No one anticipates a severe or urgent dental crisis, but if you experience one, you should be seen right away by the trusted professionals at Suburban Dental. 


Getting prompt attention is crucial when you experience dental trauma. If you allow your issue to go untreated or ignored, you could develop complications. Emergency dentistry provides immediate treatment. 


Simply call Suburban Dental when you have an emergency for specific instructions on what steps to take next. They can tell you what to do until you can get to the office for an evaluation and treatment.

When is emergency dentistry necessary?

Dental emergencies vary. They might include:


  • Damaged filling, crown, or other restorative devices
  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Severe toothache
  • Fractured, cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
  • Dislodged or loose teeth
  • Oral abscesses
  • Lacerations to your lips, gums, or cheeks


Depending on your condition, seeing your dentist immediately can be vital to saving your tooth and helping you maintain your oral health.

What should I do if my tooth gets knocked out?

A knocked-out tooth can be one of the most severe oral health traumas, but it doesn’t have to be if you know what to do.


First, find your tooth. Then, clean it off with lukewarm water. Be sure to hold it by the crown of the tooth and not the roots. 


If possible, put your tooth back in its socket and hold it there with a damp cloth. Otherwise, place your tooth inside your mouth next to your cheek to keep the roots of your tooth moist.


Call Suburban Dental and explain your situation. Take these steps and see your emergency dental provider within an hour of your accident to have the best chance of saving your tooth.

What can I do to avoid the need for emergency dentistry?

You can take necessary precautions to help avoid damage to your teeth. For example, if you play high-impact sports, wear a mouthguard for protection.


Other ways to avoid unnecessary dental trauma include avoiding biting down on hard foods like popcorn kernels, nuts, and ice, or using your teeth as tools to open packages. 


If you have a dental emergency, you can count on the team at Suburban Dental to take care of your issue quickly. To learn more about what to do if you have an urgent dental need, call today or use the online booking tool.