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Emergency Dentistry

Call us for same-day appointments in Harrisburg

Dental emergencies happen all the time, and we’ve seen just about everything. The most important thing to remember is not to wait. Infections, injuries, chips, and pain can worsen over time. Harrisburg Smiles offers same-day appointments for emergency work to ensure your teeth are back in service as soon as possible. Let us get you back on your feet and smiling again!

What’s a dental emergency?

It’s hard to know what constitutes a dental emergency until you’re in one. Sometimes it’s obvious – you’ve suffered a dental injury during a contact sport or because of an accident. Other times, they seem to just appear one day out of the blue – you wake up with a terrible toothache or you notice that a tooth is loose. Pain is a clear indication that something is wrong, but if you experience any of the following, call us right away:

  • Broken, chipped or cracked tooth
  • Knocked out or avulsed tooth
  • Severe toothache, or headache accompanied by toothache
  • Loose tooth or teeth
  • Tooth intrusion (when a tooth is pushed back into the gum and jawbone)

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, remember the Four Cs:

  1. Stay Calm: The most important thing you can do in the case of a dental emergency is take a step back and keep a cool head. Drastic action and non-professional treatment can make the situation worse.
  2. Call Immediately: Schedule your same-day appointment with Harrisburg Smiles by contacting us. It’s important to be seen within 12 hours of the injury, so don’t wait!
  3. Take Care: Make sure to take the proper steps to care for your dental issue. Rinse any wounds and clear debris with water. Take over-the-counter pain medication like ibuprofen or acetaminophen to reduce swelling. Apply gauze and pressure to stop bleeding.
  4. Come In: Visit our office, and we’ll get you on the road to recovery!
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