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Emergency dentistry is focused on providing fast treatment to relieve pain and other symptoms in your teeth, gums, and other areas of your mouth, and to prevent more serious problems from occurring. Some examples of oral health issues that require emergency care include:
Some issues require same-day treatment while other oral health problems can be treated the next day or during the next available appointment. Calling the office right away ensures you receive care as quickly as possible.
The best way to know if you need emergency dental treatment is to call the office so you can discuss the issue you’re experiencing. Delaying care is not a good idea since that can allow a relatively simple issue to become much more serious. At Lansdowne Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we always respond to patient phone calls, and you can even speak to Dr. Ellington after hours to make sure you receive the most appropriate care for your needs.
A toothache is a sign that something’s not right with your tooth, gum, or underlying bone. It could be decay, a loose restoration, an infection, or another issue causing your pain.
You can rinse with a little salt water and take an over-the-counter pain reliever to temporarily relieve the pain, but you need to call the office right away to schedule a visit and prevent the issue from becoming more serious. Dr. Ellington can take digital images of your tooth and the surrounding area to get an immediate picture of what’s causing your pain.
If you lose an adult tooth for any reason, you should call the office immediately. Dr. Ellington may be able to replant a healthy tooth that’s knocked out as long as you get care immediately.
Rinse the tooth gently to remove loose dirt, then try to place the tooth back in the socket if possible, or put it between your cheek and gum and call the office immediately, or head to the nearest emergency room. You can also place the tooth in a glass of milk. Be very careful not to touch the root since it can easily be damaged, and then Dr. Ellington may not be able to replant it.
If you have any questions regarding insurance providers, please call our office.
"Convenient location. Very friendly and polite staff. Only had couple visits for cleaning and minor work done, I am generally happy with the services I received."
"Very thorough cleanings and check-ups. Staff is very congenial."
"The staff is efficient and friendly, the hygienist is absolutely the best and most dedicated I have ever seen and Dr. Ellington is friendly and kind."
"I have received professional, friendly care for 6+ years from Dr. Ellington and staff. I would recommend Lansdowne Family and Cosmetic to all."
"Lansdowne Family and Cosmetic Dentistry provides truly outstanding dental service from cleanings to more detailed dental procedures if necessary."
"Happily, it was just a check-up and cleaning. Nilo did her usual thorough and excellent job. Very clear as to what she was doing."
"I have been a patient of the practice for 5 years and would recommend it to anyone looking for skilled service. I appreciate that the staff is caring and professional."
"Dr. Ellington and his entire staff are excellent! They feel like family."
"Joyce does an excellent job of cleaning teeth. She makes you feel very comfortable in the chair."
"Dr. Ellington and Joyce and the entire office staff are the best!!! I can not say enough good things about this practice. "
"I would rate Lansdowne Family and Cosmetics as the best ever. Been serviced by this office more than 10 yrs, and I love not only the service but the staff as well."
"The staff and Dr are always friendly and professional. Niloo does a great job with cleaning."
"Staff is amazing! We have been coming for almost ten years. I used to go to Dr. Lee when I was little. The staff has always been amazing."