Emergency Dentistry in Baltimore


What Is A Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency is anything involving excessive bleeding, extreme pain, swelling, or a knocked-out tooth. If you are experiencing any of these situations, call today and our Baltimore team will do everything we can to get you out of pain and smiling again.


Bleeding Gums

Severe gum bleeding can often be caused by traumatic oral injuries, such as a slip and fall or a hard hit in a contact sport that results in cuts and lacerations to the gums and oral tissue. If the bleeding does not stop or slow within an hour, you should see Dr. Dawn Merguerian for care right away. You may need to have the area disinfected and sutured shut to promote proper healing and prevent infection.


Toothaches & Tooth Infections

Toothaches usually indicate a deep cavity or even a tooth infection. If your tooth is hurting a lot and the pain persists for 1-2 days or longer, you need to see Dr. Merguerian for care right away. She will examine the tooth and determine if it’s decayed or infected, and take appropriate steps such as placing a dental filling or treating your tooth with root canal therapy and a dental crown.


Loose Or Knocked-Out Teeth

If your tooth is loose due to an oral injury, come to our Baltimore office right away. Do not play with the tooth or move it around using your fingers or tongue. You need to see Dr. Merguerian within 1-2 hours to have your tooth splinted to the adjacent teeth so that it can heal.

The same steps must be taken for knocked-out teeth. You need to see Dr. Merguerian immediately. Recover your tooth, grabbing it by the top (crown) not the bottom (root), rinse it off, and put it in a container of cold milk or back into the socket.

Then, come see Dr. Merguerian immediately to have it splinted in place so that it can heal. If you do not get help within 1-2 hours, the tooth will die and Dr. Merguerian will not be able to replace it, so time is of the essence.


In A Dental Emergency

The most important thing to do if you’ve experienced a dental injury is to stay calm and schedule an emergency appointment immediately. If your tooth has been knocked out, only handle it by the crown and keep it moist by holding it in your mouth next to your cheek. While you wait for your appointment, you can relieve pain by using a cold compress. Call us now to schedule an emergency appointment.

Don’t Wait For Care, We Offer Emergency Appointments

As a part of our commitment to quality, compassionate dental care in Baltimore, we offer emergency appointments to get our patients out of pain. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, we do our best to get you in as soon as possible, and our compassionate team is always standing by to help. Visit our office or call us now to schedule an appointment.


Immediate Dental Care

Immediate dental care for emergencies is important for a few reasons. First and foremost, it helps you get relief from your pain and discomfort. If you have an infected, broken, or knocked-out tooth, you may be in extreme pain and have trouble going about your day-to-day tasks. Dr. Merguerian can treat and restore your tooth, and allow you to get back to your normal routine.

In addition, you will be able to avoid future complications that could be even more painful and require complex, expensive treatment. For example, if you get help for a knocked-out tooth right away, it can be replaced and heal naturally. If you don’t save your tooth in time, you may need to have it replaced with a partial denture, dental bridge, or dental implant. All of these treatments are much more expensive and time-consuming compared to simply replacing the tooth after it’s been knocked out.

For these reasons, you need to get help as soon as you experience a dental emergency in Baltimore. Call us at (410) 505-0551 to get emergency care from Dr. Dawn Merguerian right away.

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