Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Brightwork Family Dentistry -  - Dentist

Brightwork Family Dentistry

Dentists located in Richmond, VA

Trauma to your teeth can happen anywhere and in many different ways. From getting a tooth knocked out at the company softball game to a crack in your tooth that happens while chewing ice, Brightwork Family Dentistry is available to treat a wide range of dental emergencies. Dr. Benjamin J. Crowley offers same-day service to patients in Richmond, Virginia seeking immediate dental care.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What should I do if my tooth is completely missing or askew?

Try putting your tooth back into the socket, and use a soft material, such as wet gauze so that you’re not biting down on another tooth. Keep it in your mouth until you can get to Dr. Crowley’s office. If you can’t get the tooth back into the socket or if it’s completely missing, rinse the tooth and drop it into a glass of milk until Dr. Crowley can see you. Put a cold, damp compress against your gums to slow the bleeding.

I’m experiencing excruciating pain after a dental procedure. What do I do?

Although it doesn't happen often, dental procedures aren’t without risks. If you recently had a procedure and believe that something is seriously wrong, call Dr. Crowley’s office. You’ll likely be advised on how to care for the tooth until you can get into his office. Don’t ignore symptoms that may indicate an abscess or infection, and keep track of changes, such as swelling or bleeding, so you can accurately describe the events to Dr. Crowley. Dr. Crowley and his team have the experience and skill to handle any dental emergency.

What if I can’t get an immediate appointment?

Until Dr. Crowley can see you in his office, minimize any pressure on your teeth. Refrain from chewing hard foods and stay away from chewing ice. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever, if necessary. Use an ice pack if you experience swelling. If it’s after normal business hours, or if Dr. Crowley’s office staff is away, leave a message telling them your call is an emergency. If you’re in need of immediate dental care, call or schedule your appointment online with Dr. Crowley. The practice is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most major forms of insurance.