Emergency Dental Care

Dental emergencies are unfortunate, but they do happen. And when they do, the team at Gilbart Dental Care is here for you. Let’s talk about the types of dental emergencies, what you should do if you ever experience an emergency, and how our team can help. Please contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.

Types of Dental Emergencies

Are you unsure of what even constitutes a dental emergency? You are not alone. It can sometimes be unclear as to when you should ask for help. Listed below are the main types of dental emergencies we see. If you are experiencing any of these situations (or any situation like them), please contact our office. We will be happy to help you.

  • broken tooth
  • tooth that has been knocked out (or has fallen out for any other reason)
  • severe decay
  • loose teeth
  • lost filling or crown
  • substantial tissue damage (damage to the tongue, cheek, gums, etc.)
  • substantial dental pain of any sort (especially when chewing)

What To Do In Case Of An Emergency

If you think you are experiencing a dental emergency, there are a few things you should do:

First, call the dentist. Simply pick up the phone and give us a call. The numbers for each of our convenient locations are listed below. Ask the experts for advice. We can also help you schedule a same-day emergency appointment or otherwise work you into our schedule as soon as possible. Please call the number listed on our answering machine if you need assistance after normal business hours.

After calling us, please follow these steps to preserve your tooth and/or health until you can be seen by a dental health care professional.

  1. Stop any bleeding. Get to an emergency room as soon as possible if the bleeding does not stop in a reasonable time frame.
  2. Attempt to replace any tooth that has come out of your mouth. Be sure to rinse it thoroughly first, but do not for any reason touch the root of the tooth.
  3. If the tooth cannot be replaced, keep it moist with water, milk, or saliva until you can get to our office.
  4. Protect any tooth fragments — we may need them for the reconstruction process.
  5. Get to our office for your emergency appointment.

How We Can Help

  • We offer several different dental services that may be helpful to patients who are experiencing a dental emergency.
  • Root canal therapy. Infection? Pain? We can eradicate decay and restore comfort with root canal therapy. If you are experiencing pain when chewing, you may need a root canal.
  • Dental crowns. Broken, cracked, or decayed tooth? We can repair the structural integrity of your tooth as well as restore your ability to chew comfortably.
  • Dental implants. Missing a tooth? Our most authentic, reliable tooth replacement option is dental implants. Talk to our team to determine if dental implants are right for you.

Make An Appointment

To schedule an appointment (emergency or not), please contact our team. You can reach our Frederick, MD location at (240) 772-5643. You can reach our Hagerstown, MD location at (240) 949-7453. You can also use our online form to send us a message, though this is not recommended for emergency situations.