Emergency Dentistry Specialist
Family & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Ohio
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101 South Washington Street
45869 New Bremen, OH, US
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New Bremen Smiles
A dental emergency situation can take place at any time of day or night without warning. When it does, Geoffrey Froning, DDS, and his experienced dental team at New Bremen Smiles are here to help. We prioritize dental health emergencies for same-day consultations, because with tooth pain, it’s important to take care of it as quickly as possible. Call New Bremen Smiles for your next dental emergency situation.
What is emergency dentistry?
Emergency dentistry includes immediate examination and treatment of tooth or gum trauma when time is of the essence. We understand that immediate dental care can help save a distressed tooth, so Dr. Geoffrey Froning and our dental team are ready for emergency dental situations.
What are dental emergencies?
If your tooth is chipped, broken, or excruciatingly painful, chances are it’s a dental emergency. We can help patients suffering from:
- Broken or cracked teeth
- Knocked out teeth
- Objects caught in teeth
- Excruciating toothaches
- Swollen gums
- Extreme mouth pain
- Severe cuts or wounds
Regardless of the trauma type you’ve experienced, Dr. Froning is happy to see you with little to no notice, treat your dental emergency, and restore your smile.
Potential Treatment Options
After a thorough dental examination and X-rays, Dr. Geoffrey Froning will let you know your options for emergency dental treatment.
He might suggest:
During a root canal, Dr. Froning will numb the area surrounding the infected tooth, clean out the inside of the tooth then fill it, sealing and protecting it from infection. Doing so helps save a damaged tooth and prevent extraction.
Crowns and bridges
If your tooth is cracked, chipped, or broken, an outer cap, or crown, can be applied to restore it and prevent additional damage. A bridge, which is similar to a crown, may also be needed. A bridge consists of multiple crowns attached to surrounding teeth with a replacement tooth to fill in the missing one.
If you’re missing a tooth, Dr. Geoffrey Froning works with a dental surgeon to replace it with a dental implant the lost tooth once was.
Knocked out teeth
If your tooth gets knocked out, it’s important to act quickly to have the best chance of saving it. Place it back in its socket if possible, or keep it moist in milk or saliva to preserve it. Get to New Bremen Smiles as soon as possible, within 30 minutes if you can, to discuss your options for re-implanting your tooth.
If you have an object caught between your teeth, we can numb the area if necessary and remove the item to prevent additional damage and pain.
How to prevent dental emergencies
You can’t always avoid dental emergencies, which is why New Bremen Smiles is ready to assist with emergency dentistry. Proper brushing and flossing, as well as routine dental check-ups do a great deal in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Using a protective mouth guard during sports or physical activity can also help prevent tooth damage.
Don’t feel anxious if you have damaged teeth or gums that hurt. You’re in excellent hands with Dr. Geoffrey Froning at New Bremen Smiles. Call the office or come see us right away in case of dental emergencies.
Receiving a bridge is also a multiple-step procedure. Rather than making a mold of just one tooth to fit a crown, Dr. Geoffrey Froning will prepare and mold two or more natural teeth surrounding a missing tooth.
Dental bridges and crowns can last for year because they are made of gold, alloys, porcelain, or mixes of other durable materials.
If necessary, we’ll provide you short-term crowns to wear while an oral lab creates your permanent bridge. During a follow-up appointment, we’ll cement the crowns in place to the surrounding teeth, securing your bridge in place.
How to care for crowns and bridges
You will care for your crowns and bridges as you do with your natural teeth, by proper brushing and flossing techniques. Regular dental visits are also important so you can have your teeth thoroughly cleaned and examined.
If you’re tired of damaged or missing teeth ruining your beautiful smile, contact us today by phone or online to make your next appointment.