Common Dental Issues We See and Fix
General And Family Dentistry in Lisbon Falls, ME
From gaps in teeth to gum disease, we’ve got you covered.
General Dental Office Near Topsham Maine
Two Rivers Family Dentistry is a dental office in Lisbon Maine that provides dental services to families throughout southern Maine. We often see families from Topsham and the surrounding towns at our office. If you need regular dental services like a dental exam or cleaning, we would be happy to set up an appointment.
Our team also provides cosmetic dental services like professional teeth whitening, restorative services like dental implants, and emergency services for various dental emergencies including a knocked-out tooth. Simply give us a call or fill out our new patient form.
Emergency Dental Services For Topsham Patients
There are a variety of dental issues that might be categorized as a dental emergency. As a general rule of thumb, if there is an issue with your teeth or a dental material in your mouth like a bridge, filling, or implant, that needs immediate attention, you should call an emergency dentist. However, if you are concerned that you or another person is in life-threatening danger, you should call 911 or go directly to an emergency room. But for knocked-out teeth, broken dental bridges, or severe tooth aches you should call a dentist. Even if you do not think there is an emergency, if you are experiencing dental pain you should still call a dentist to have it addressed quickly.
Here are some dental emergency scenarios we tend to see:
Chipped, Cracked, Or Broken Teeth
One of the most common dental emergenices is chipped teeth. Due to an injury or potentially playing a contact sport you or someone you know might break, chip, or crack a tooth. You should immediately go to the dentist. In the meantime use gauze to stop any bleeding and use pain medicine to handle any pain.
Lost/Loose Dental Fillings
One of the worst feelings you might feel is a dental filling falling out. If you lose a filling you should call an emergency dentist to have the filling replaced as quickly as possible.
There are many different types of toothache. Whether you feel a consistent dull pain, or pain comes on when you chew or eat hot/cold foods, you should consider calling a dentist. If you experience severe pain taht keeps you from being able to eat you should call an emergency dentist right away.
A jaw can swell for a variety of reasons, but many of them are related directly to the teeth and gums. An abscessed tooth for example can create jaw swelling. If your jaw is swore or swollen you should consider seeing a dentist right away.
When a tooth is knocked out at a young age it usually isn't something to worry about. Our primary teeth are designed to fall out over time and be replaced by our adult teeth. However, when an adult tooth is knocked out you should immediately see a dentist. In some cases the tooth can be reimplanted into the gum line if it is intact.
May Need A Root Canal
One common dental issue is decay that has spread down to the roots of the teeth, this can lead to oral pain and issues chewing food. In many cases, catching this early can prevent the tooth from needing to be pulled.
If you notice that your gums are swollen or if they bleed after brushing or flossing often, this could be a sign of gum disease or gum infection. Call a dentist to help make sure your gums are healthy.
Other Types of Dental Repair
If you feel any pain or notice signs of a dental issue including gum disease or dental decay donn't wait for your next check-up to see a dentist. The earlier you can get to the dentist the better.
Cosmetic Dental Services Near Topsham Maine
We provide cosmetic dental services to patients throughout Southern Maine. Whether you are looking to get your teeth professionally whitened before a big family event, or you are interested in a full smile makeover to correct discolored or oddly shaped teeth, we can help. For more information please click below to learn about our cosmetic dental services, or contact our office to set up an appointment for you or someone in your family.