Emergency Dentistry– Wethersfield, CT
Immediate Care for Hurting Smiles
During a dental emergency, most people’s first instinct is to head to their local ER, where they will likely wait for hours before they are seen by someone with little to no dental training. Patients in need of immediate dental care should instead call Wethersfield Dental Group. We have the training and equipment to handle urgent dental issues most ERs don’t. We’ll be able to see you much, much faster. In fact, we’re often able to schedule same-day appointments for emergency patients!
Why Choose Wethersfield Dental Group for Emergency Dentistry?
- Same-day appointments for emergency patients
- Advanced technology leads to faster & more comfortable care
- Highly skilled & experienced team
Unparalleled Experience & Qualifications
In her time as a practicing dentist, Dr. Phadnis has seen pretty much every dental emergency you can imagine. No matter what your situation might be, you can trust that she has helped numerous patients successfully navigate through it before. To help her provide even faster care, she has also invested in our office so that we always have the most advanced technology. It enables her to get to the root of a problem and figure out how to treat it in record time so that a patient can get back to their normal life right away.
Dental Accidents & Facial Trauma
Broken, dislodged, and knocked-out teeth are some of the most common emergencies we deal with, whether they’re due to a sports-related mishap, motor vehicle accident, or just a clumsy fall at home. Fortunately, we can help repair even the most damaged teeth and even replant fully knocked-out teeth, but a patient needs to contact us as soon as they can after an accident. If you find yourself in one of these situations, try to recover as much of the tooth as you can before calling our office. We’ll tell you exactly what to do next!
Dental Emergencies Due to Oral Care Neglect
A toothache can be easy to ignore at times, but one can also cause the kind of pain that prevents someone from focusing on just about anything else. If you have a severely hurting tooth and need quick relief, be sure to:
- Rinse and floss around the tooth to dislodge anything that might be stuck and causing the pain.
- If this doesn’t help, give our office a call.
- Use a cold compress on the face or an OTC medication to lessen any discomfort until you can see us.
If a tooth is experiencing extreme pain or sensitivity, the culprit is likely an infection in the dental pulp, which is the inner layer of a tooth where the delicate nerve is located. In this kind of situation, a root canal is usually the best way to both stop the pain and save the tooth from extraction. For this procedure, Dr. Phadnis will:
- Remove the infected tissue from within the tooth
- Clean and disinfect the tooth
- Replace the tissue with a biocompatible filling material
- Reinforce the enamel with a dental restoration
Thanks to modern-day dental techniques such as dental sedation, this often-feared procedure is now no more painful than getting a small filling.
While our number one goal is to always preserve our patients’ natural teeth for as long as possible, extraction is the best path forward for the patient’s wellbeing in some situations, such as:
- A tooth is too decayed to be repaired with a filling or crown
- A tooth is so broken that it cannot be put back together
- Advanced gum disease has deteriorated the bone supporting a tooth
To ensure the comfort of our extraction patients, Dr. Phadnis always uses a light touch and plenty of local anesthetics. Sedation dentistry is available too upon request.
Wisdom Tooth Extractions
The wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that typically try to come in around the late teens or early twenties. The key word here is “try,” as most patients simply don’t have enough room in their mouth for these teeth, which is why they often cause pain, crowding, and even dangerous infections. We can stop and even prevent these problems by providing a safe and effective wisdom tooth extraction right here in Wethersfield, saving patients from having to visit an outside specialist.