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Drs. Justison And Gladnick
Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Wilmington, DE
 

FAQs: Emergency Dentistry

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Here are some of the most commonly asked questions we are asked by patients, as well as excerpts from Dr. Gladnick's column in the Wilmington News Journal's "Ask the Dentist."

 

Emergency Dentistry

Yes!

Here at the dental office of Dr. Mark C. Gladnick, we always offer emergency dental appointments. 

We understand that dental emergencies don’t follow any type of schedule or calendar—they don’t take days off when you do, and they won’t care if it’s a Saturday or even if you’re on vacation. That’s why you can always call our emergency dentist in Wilmington to schedule a time for emergency treatment whenever you need it.

Even if you aren’t currently a patient of record or are just visiting from out of town, we’re happy to see you if you experience a dental emergency of any kind. We know how painful and inconvenient dental emergencies can be, which is why we don’t want anyone living with one for a minute longer than they need to.

So, what types of conditions can we treat? Think of any injury that is sudden, unexpected, painful, and disruptive to your well-being. Common dental emergencies include:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Emergency root canals
  • Toothaches and throbbing teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Broken dental restorations 
  • Bloody, swollen, or pus-filled teeth and oral infections
  • Chipped or cracked teeth

If you find yourself immediately needing a dentist in Wilmington, don’t look any further than Dr. Mark C. Gladnick and Dr. Jason Justison. They can treat your dental emergencies and often see you within hours or that very same day, so don’t hesitate to call us at (302) 994-2660. 

Usually, the difference between a minor dental injury and a true emergency is that a dental emergency completely disrupts your day and makes it hard to resume your normal activities. 

Because dental emergencies often mean severe pain, significant bleeding, and a noticeable alteration to your smile (think missing teeth or visible infections), they’re hard to ignore—and they require immediate treatment from an emergency dentist in Wilmington. 

Time is often of the essence when treating tooth emergencies, so if you know or even suspect that your injury is serious, don’t wait to get help! 

Common Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies come in many forms, but the most common ones to watch out for include:

  • A knocked-out tooth, which is often the result of a sports injury or car accident
  • Broken teeth, which can occur when you bite down on hard food or when you chew on something non-edible, such as a pen
  • Dental infections that can cause swollen gums, pus, and bleeding around a tooth
  • A broken jaw
  • Lost or broken dental restorations, such as tooth crowns and fillings, that cause pain or expose an injured tooth

Get Help from Your Emergency Dentist

While these are some of the most common dental emergencies, they are not the only ones that can occur. If you’re experiencing tooth pain with no explanation or if something just feels out of place, it’s crucial to reach out to your “dentist near me in 19808” and call us right away at (302) 994-2660. 

Either Dr. Justison or Dr. Gladnick will be available to see you, usually on the same day of your emergency, and help repair your injured smile. When traveling to our dental office, look for the one-story brown building near Milltown Road and Kirkwood Highway. 

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