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Emergency Dentist – Newington, CT 

Have Dental Pain? Need Care Fast?

When you are in dental pain, the last thing you want to do is have to search the internet to find an emergency dentist in Newington. When you are in the middle of a dental emergency, you need to act fast in order to relieve your pain and keep the problem from getting worse. Whether your teeth have been damaged in an accident or you have woken up with a severe toothache, you can always rely on our practice when you need immediate dental care. Family Dental Practice of Newington is capable of handling a wide array of dental emergencies, and when you call in with one, we will do everything we can to see you as quickly as possible. If you ever need dental care right NOW, be sure to give us a call

Why Choose Family Dental Practice of Newington for Emergency Dental Care?

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

Pained patient visiting her Newington emergency dentistFrom knocked-out teeth, to toothaches, to dental abscesses, our team has the experience and technology to get you out of pain fast and back in good oral health. If you think you may be experiencing a dental emergency, here is what you can expect to happen next:

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

Woman smiles after being treated for toothache in NewingtonWhen experiencing a dental emergency, you want the confidence and comfort of knowing that the staff and dental experts at Family Dental Practice of Newington are here to help. But instead of waiting to react to a crisis situation, would it not be better to know how to prevent it from happening in the first place? If you are interested in learning how to prevent a dental emergency in Newington, CT, we invite you to review the suggested tips we have provided. Should you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Maintain Good Oral Hygiene Habits at Home

Man flossing to prevent dental emergencies in NewingtonBrushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing in-between your teeth at least once a day, and rinsing with an ADA-approved mouthwash are all important steps to maintaining a good oral hygiene routine. Each aspect of your regime works to eliminate harmful bacteria and food particles, keeping plaque and tartar from building on your teeth and gums, both of which can cause tooth decay and gum disease. It is also important to keep your regularly scheduled dental checkups and cleanings with the Family Dental Practice of Newington, which should occur every six months. This will allow our team to detect any problems before they worsen or become a serious emergency

Be Careful With Your Diet

Table of foods to help you avoid dental pain in NewingtonNo matter if you have restorations in your mouth or all your teeth are healthy and natural, biting down on the wrong thing can lead to chipped, cracked, or broken teeth. If you have a bad habit of chewing on pens or pencils, crushed or non-crushed ice, or hard foods and candy, try keeping a pack of sugar-free chewing gum in your desk drawer or in your pocket. It will increase your saliva production and help to remove harmful bacteria from your mouth and prevent cavities from developing. It will also keep you from chewing on objects that can cause excessive wear and tear on your teeth.

Wear a Mouthguard

Outstretched hand holding blue mouthguard to prevent dental emergencies in NewingtonIf you are prone to grinding your teeth at night, you should wear a mouthguard. Bruxism, which is also known as teeth grinding, is a common dental problem among children and adults, and it can lead to temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) if left untreated, which causes chronic jaw pain. To protect your teeth from excessive wear and alleviate any jaw discomfort, a custom-made mouthguard (or nightguard) will benefit you much more than a one-size-fits-all solution found in stores.

It is also possible to receive another type of mouthguard (a sportsguard) should you or your child enjoy playing sports. Whether it is a contact or non-contact sport, injuries to the teeth and soft oral tissues can occur. By choosing to wear a sportsguard, you can provide greater protection to your teeth, lips, gums, and jaw. It is also possible that a sportsguard can help should a concussion occur. 

Use Tools, Not Teeth to Open Packaging

Woman opens bottle with teeth is headed for a dental emergency in NewingtonIf you are like other individuals, you are likely to open a package with your teeth if you are struggling to open it with your hands. Your teeth are not tools. They are designed to bite down on food and nothing else. Instead of bringing that container or package to your mouth next time, opt to find some scissors or another appropriate tool to use.