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Emergency Dentist — Camp Hill, PA

Don’t Wait on Urgent Care: Call Us!

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When a dental emergency strikes, it can be difficult to focus on anything else. If your tooth has been knocked out or you have dental pain you can’t explain, you shouldn’t have to manage the situation on your own. Instead, call a professional like Dr. Singh , who can pinpoint the cause of your discomfort. Got a dental infection as a result of unremoved decay? Suffered a dental injury while playing sports? Don’t debate on whether you should call. Get in touch with us as soon as possible!

Why Choose Rina Singh for Emergency Dental Care?

  • Same-Day Emergency Appointments
  • Sedation Dentistry and Same-Day Crowns Available
  • Multiple Comfort Amenities In-House

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

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  • Call us for an emergency same-day appointment: When you contact us, a team member will be ready to schedule you for an appointment (ideally the same day you call) as well as provide first-aid tips over the phone. Not only do we accept same-day appointments, but we provide sedation dentistry, same-day crowns, and many comfort amenities in-house, so there’s no reason to put off care when you need it most!
  • Complete an emergency exam at our office: Once you arrive, we can perform a detailed exam, capture digital X-rays (if needed) and determine the source and extent of your emergency. If you are in any immediate pain, we’ll work to get you relief right away.
  • Hear our findings and treatment recommendation: After your exam, Dr. Singh will break down her findings with you and create a personalized treatment plan that stops your emergency from getting worse. You’ll know the estimated costs and timeline beforehand so you can make an informed decision about your care.
  • Get dedicated care ASAP: We will work quickly to get you the care you need, whether it’s a dental filling or crown placed, root canal therapy, tooth extraction, or another service if we determine it’s more appropriate.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

Even when experiencing a common dental emergency, you should still give us a call as soon as it occurs. Not only can you get scheduled for an appointment sooner, but you can receive expert advice from our knowledgeable team members. Until you do arrive, there are a few things you can do to better manage your situation. Please consider the most common types of dental emergencies we treat below for more information.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies 

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The best way to know how much your dental emergency will cost is to get the issue examined by a professional. For example, Dr. Singh can confirm whether tooth pain is the cause of a cavity or something more serious, such as a dental infection. These problems come with their own unique treatment costs, which will be discussed in more detail before any procedure begins. Keep in mind that we’ll do everything possible to make your care fit within your budget.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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While dental emergencies can come out of nowhere, that does not mean you can’t avoid most of them by simply practicing a few key preventive steps. For example, you should always:

  • Brush twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste
  • Floss at least once a day
  • Use the right tool for the job (and never your teeth)
  • Wear protective mouthguards when playing sports
  • Visit us once every six months for a routine checkup

Dental Emergency FAQs

Will a toothache go away on its own?

While the pain associated with a toothache may dissipate over time, it does not mean that the problem is no longer an issue. Pain is only one symptom that you might experience. If you no longer feel discomfort, it may mean that the nerve has died, which is not a good sign. All this means is that you no longer feel the uncomfortable sensation; however, the infection may still exist and continue to wreak havoc on your smile.

It's essential that no matter if you’re feeling pain or not, you need to see your dentist about your toothache. A careful examination of your mouth will determine if you have anything to worry about. If so, you can expect Dr. Singh to develop a treatment plan to address the issue.

Should I visit the emergency room first for dental emergencies?

It depends on the cause of your dental emergency. Are you dealing with a fractured or broken jawbone? If so, yes, get to your local ER. Are you bleeding profusely, and it won’t stop? Are you struggling to breathe because of increased swelling? These are also reasons to visit a local emergency room before seeing Dr. Singh.

Once you are stabilized and can be released, Dr. Singh will examine your mouth to determine how best to address the issue at hand. While doctors in the emergency room can usually only provide pain medication to alleviate the discomfort, they cannot treat the underlying cause of a knocked-out tooth, chipped or cracked tooth, lost dental crown, and more.

Can I fix dentures that are broken in half?

No, you should not attempt to fix your dentures if they are broken in half. This can put the rest of your smile at risk. Besides, using super glue or other similar products is toxic and highly ineffective. They do not hold up well in damp environments, so it’s unlikely that your dentures will stay together.

While there are denture repair kits available, you may only want to choose this route if you are desperate to wear your dentures for a particular event or meeting. It is best, though, to leave your teeth out and wait until you can meet with Dr. Singh to discuss your options for repair or replacement.

Is my tooth pain from an infection?

The only way to identify whether the tooth pain you’re experiencing is caused by an infection is to allow Dr. Singh to examine your mouth. Using digital imaging and a visual exam, she can determine the underlying cause of the pain. In some situations, an infection may be present. If this is the case, she may recommend root canal treatment to clear out the bacteria and decay before filling it and sealing it off with a customized dental crown.

If the infection has spread to the root, it may be too significant to fix, resulting in tooth extraction. Dr. Singh will also do her best to save the existing, natural tooth; however, if it’s not savable, she will begin to go over extraction techniques as well as tooth replacement options.