Emergency Dentistry - Trumbull, CT
We Offer Same-Day Care For Dental Injuries & Pain
Dental emergencies can be very sudden and frightening experiences, especially when they involve a loved one. Thankfully, having a trusted dentist like Dr. Scott D. Cohen already in your corner can make a world of difference when serious accidents and toothaches strike. Trumbull Smiles accommodates emergency cases as soon as possible and can also talk you through your situation over the phone, providing first-aid guidance until you’re able to reach our location. Don’t wait – contact us today!
Why Choose Trumbull Smiles for Emergency Dentistry?
- Same-Day Appointments Available
- Advanced Digital Technology, Including State-of-the-Art Cone Beam Imaging
- Highly Experienced & Compassionate Dentist
Dental Accidents & Facial Trauma
Tripping on the stairs or being hit in the face while playing your favorite sport can happen instantaneously, resulting in fractured teeth, dislodged teeth, or even teeth that have knocked out of the mouth altogether. In these situations, what’s most important is to stay calm. Do you still have the tooth? If so, the best way to increase your odds of having it successfully replanted is to place it gently back into the original socket and hold it there until you’re able to reach Dr. Cohen (ideally within the hour). Alternatively, storing it in a container of milk to keep it moist is the next best course of action. Using a cold compress can help reduce any facial swelling that may occur in the interim.
Dental Emergencies Due to Oral Care Neglect
Patients who don’t brush and floss as diligently as they should may find that they wake up one day with a severe pain in the back of the mouth. These “toothaches” typically signal that an infection is present underneath the enamel. At Trumbull Smiles, our team will want to address the damage as soon as possible to prevent the need for extraction and help the affected tooth stay safe in your natural smile for many more years to come.
If the discomfort starts very suddenly, patients are encouraged to also try flossing and rinsing – there may be a piece of food or stray debris caught against the gum tissue.
Unparalleled Experience & Qualifications
Dr. Cohen has been involved in the dental field since high school, cultivating an expansive amount of clinical skill and genuine dedication to his patients from a relatively early age. Today, he has the specialty training needed to handle even the most complex emergency cases, providing much-needed relief from pain and customized reconstructive solutions that can rebuild missing teeth seamlessly. He uses state-of-the-art technology (including 3D Cone Beam Imaging) to ensure a high level of diagnostic precision and confident treatment planning as well.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy may have a “scary” reputation, but the truth is a relief – this procedure is successful, revitalizing, and no more uncomfortable than getting a simple filling. Dr. Cohen will access the tooth’s inner pulp in order to remove dangerous bacteria from within, alleviating the patient’s toothache and preserving the natural structure. The placement of a custom-made dental crown on top will be the final step for long-lasting protection.
In a perfect world, every patient would be able to maintain their wholly natural smile for life. Unfortunately, advanced decay, traumatic injuries, and other circumstances can make this goal impossible sometimes. When extractions become necessary, trust in Dr. Cohen to handle your procedure efficiently and comfortably. Sedation dentistry is available upon request, and we can also start working on the ideal replacement (if needed) immediately so that any time spent without a complete, confident smile is minimized.
Wisdom Tooth Extractions
Wisdom teeth are the last adult teeth to emerge into a person’s smile, usually arriving somewhere between the ages of 16 and 22. Unfortunately, most people simply don’t have enough room left in the mouth to accommodate these late arrivals, which can result in dangerous impaction, overcrowding, and higher risks of infection. Dr. Cohen will be sure to keep on eye on these developing teeth in younger patients and recommend extraction when needed for the sake of their wellbeing.