At American Dental Solutions, our goal is to assist you in preventing dental emergencies. We believe that proactive dental care and education are key to maintaining a healthy smile and minimizing the risk of dental emergencies. Preventing dental emergencies is essential for maintaining good oral health and avoiding painful and costly situations. Here are some tips on how to prevent dental emergencies:

Tip 1: Regular Dental Check-Ups
  • Visiting your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings is important since they can help identify and address dental issues before they become emergencies.
Tip 2: Maintain Good Oral Hygiene
  • Remember to brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day.
Tip 3: Watch Your Diet
  • Limit acidic and sugary foods and beverages, as they can contribute to tooth decay.
Tip 4: Wear Protective Gear
  • It is important to wear protective gear if you participate in contact sports. Wearing a mouth guard will help protect your teeth from trauma and injuries.
Tip 5: Avoid Chewing on Hard Objects and Using Your Teeth as Tools
  • Stay away from using your teeth to open packages, bottles, cracked nuts or hard candy.

Our staff and doctors are available to help manage your pain and find a solution. If you are in need of a dental emergency, you can trust American Dental Solutions for help! We understand the importance of immediate care and will make time to treat you as soon as possible. Not only do we have excellent general dentists with expert skills, but we also have periodontists, orthodontists, endodontists, and oral surgeons on hand to ensure you get the best care.

What is a Dental Emergency?
  • Are you in severe pain?
  • Did your tooth fall out?
  • Do you have a chipped tooth?
  • Are you bleeding from the mouth?
  • Do you have swelling in the mouth or facial area?
  • Do you have any swelling, knots or bulges on your gums?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you can trust American Dental Solutions to be your emergency dentist.

For Specific Dental Emergencies Follow These Steps:
  • Toothaches: Thoroughly rinse out mouth, use dental floss, do warm salt water rinses and apply cold compress (if mouth is swollen).
  • Chipped or broken teeth: Save any pieces, rinse the mouth and broken pieces with warm water. If bleeding, use gauze to compress until bleeding stops. Apply a cold compress on outside of mouth near chipped/broken tooth.
  • Knocked-out tooth: Retrieve tooth, rinse with warm water and contact us immediately.
  • Mouth tissue injuries: First rinse your mouth with a salt-water solution. Then use a piece of gauze on bleeding for 15-20 minutes. Finally apply a cold compress for 5-10 minutes. If bleeding does not stop contact your dentist immediately.
Visit Our Office

American Dental Solutions wants to help prevent dental emergencies. Visit any of our 15 convenient locations in southeast Pennsylvania: six in Berks County, one in Chester County, two in Lancaster County, and six in Montgomery County.

Call 1-844-9Smiles or click here to schedule an appointment online!