If you have a dental emergency, please call us right away at (267) 365-3004. New patients welcome! Conveniently located in Yardley, Bucks County Smiles is an integrative dental office committed to whole body health. Our dental staff is fully knowledgeable and prepared to help with your dental emergency. We reserve time every day for last-minute emergency visits, so please give us a call.
Our integrative approach at Bucks County Smiles means we will make sure your entire health is considered when responding to a dental emergency. We will take your vitals, such as blood pressure, and be in contact with your other physicians as necessary. Some of the common emergency dental situations we handle include:
A small chip in a tooth might wait, but when in doubt, call us. Cracked and broken teeth can expose delicate nerves, and you don’t want an infection to set in.
Teeth are often knocked out in accidents, including sports. When a tooth is knocked out, it needs to be seen immediately for any chance of it being saved (within an hour). If we are not available, save the tooth (see below) and head to an emergency room.
While it’s unlikely that a Philadelphia-style pretzel will cause tooth problems, it is possible that an object like a hard sesame seed could get stuck in the gums, braces, or other dental appliances. Come see us right away in Bucks County, so we can safely remove it for you.
If you have a sudden onset of pain or swelling in the mouth, especially if it is accompanied by pus or blood, contact us right away to have it checked out. It could be a sign of an infection.
If you are having a dental emergency (or you are not sure), call us immediately at (267) 365-3004 any time of day or night. For serious emergencies when our dentist is not available, such as severe jaw injury or fracture, we recommend going to the emergency room.
To take care of a dislodged tooth, first, rinse it off gently with milk or saline to remove debris but not organic (pulp) material. Try to put it back in the socket. If this does not work, you can bring it to the doctor in Hanks balanced salt solution (up to 24 hrs) or milk (up to 2 hrs). If no HBSS or milk is on hand, hold it in the mouth with generous saliva or bring it in some clean saline.
In many cases, your dental insurance may cover all or part of your emergency dental procedure. If you go to a hospital emergency room, those costs may be covered by your general health insurance. If you do not have dental insurance, we can work with you on payment options.
In all cases, it is far more important to deal with the issue immediately than wait because waiting can end up being much more expensive in the long run due to complications from lack of treatment. Our friendly staff is available to help you!
Many dental emergencies are simply accidents, and accidents can happen. But there are ways to reduce your chances of a dental emergency. At Bucks County Smiles, our emphasis on total mouth-body systemic health helps prevent unnecessary dental emergencies. You can also reduce your chances with the following: