If you have a dental emergency that requires immediate care, we’re here to help you whether you’re a current patient of Capozzi Dental or not! If you’re in the Etters, Lewisberry, or York County area, we’re here to help you with the earliest available emergency dental appointment we can schedule to take care of your needs.
Our emergency dental services are here to benefit patients in the Central PA region and can help you with a range of oral health issues including:
Broken & Chipped Teeth
Accidents happen if you’ve chipped or broken a tooth our dentists in Etters have you covered and can help to restore and repair your uncomfortable and painful broken teeth.
Having a loose tooth as an adult can be a worrisome situation. Most of the time a loose tooth in an adult is in result of an accident, trauma, or underlying gum disease. If you’ve experienced a loose tooth form an accident and trauma to your head/mouth, you should have it examined and treated as soon as possible to reduce the risk of losing your tooth or causing further damage.
Losing a filling can be a painful experience. When a filling falls out or is damaged, it can expose the roots and nerves in your tooth and become very sensitive to air, hot and cold temperatures, pressure from biting and present a very painful situation.
A filling may come loose or fall out because it has decay forming underneath it, changing the tooth shape and causing the filling to no longer fit into the tooth properly.
Jaw pain or TMD (also known as TMJ) affects nearly 10 million Americans and can create a painful situation for you that is almost unbearable at times. This can also affect your ability to eat, speak and can cause issues with sleep and general comfort. Jaw pain can be caused by a multitude of issues including dental problems.
It’s important to seek medical attention if you’re experiencing severe jaw pain as it may be a sign or symptom of a major medical issue.
Dental Swelling & Gum Infections
Are you experiencing swelling in your gums or around one tooth in particular? There are a number of causes that can be causing swelling and or pain in your gums including poor hygiene, periodontal disease, gingivitis, periodontitis, and dental abscesses. Some of these instances may be able to be examined by an emergency dentist and can help to relieve the swelling.
A toothache is one of the most common causes of dental pain that we have in our offices. A toothache is usually the symptom of an oral health condition that needs to be treated by a dentist, but it can be caused by less serious issues like biting into something too hard, flossing, foreign items stuck in between teeth, and braces.
If you’re experiencing pain from a toothache and it is accompanied by a fever, swollen and red gums, foul-smelling discharge, pain or difficulty swallowing, or an injury to your tooth or teeth, you should contact us immediately.
Emergency Tooth Extractions
If you are experiencing pain and discomfort from an adult tooth that is decayed or damaged beyond repair, it may need to be extracted. Your dentist is the only person qualified to determined if you truly need to have your teeth extracted, but if you’re in a significant amount of pain and there aren’t other emergency options available an extraction might be the best treatment available.
Foul Odor from Mouth
If you’ve started to notice a foul odor from your mouth that doesn’t seem to go away, and are beginning to be concerned about it, you may need to seek dental care. Sometimes this can be caused by minor issues, but it may be a sign of a more serious medical condition, so it’s important to be looked at by a doctor.
Dental trauma or a serious injury to your teeth, gums, jaw, or surrounding structures should be looked at by your dentist as soon as possible and when taken care of sooner rather than later can prevent further damage from occurring. If you end up putting off urgent dental care for injuries or trauma, you could lose the ability to have your teeth repaired in a timely manner and may end up resulting in more in-depth restorative procedures.
If you’re in need of emergency dental care, you can call our office at 717.938.4646 and our team will reach out to you as soon as possible to schedule your appointment.