Emergency Dentistry

Columbia Gateway Dentistry - Dental Emergencies - Pain Relief and Treatment

Dental emergencies can happen at any time to any patient. For immediate relief following any dental accident, Columbia Gateway Dentistry offers emergency dental services to patients and families throughout Columbia and Howard County. If you’ve experienced a dental emergency that was caused by a damaged tooth, a knocked out tooth, or damage to existing dental work, contact Dr. Ghozati at (410) 872-0103.


Pain Relief and Teeth Treatment

Whether you are experiencing a chipped tooth, a laceration, or severe tooth pain, we see everyone to treat your pain and provide a proper treatment plan. Dr. Shadi Ghozati offer pain relief for a variety of dental emergencies, including:

  • Broken Teeth: Depending on the severity of the fracture, our Columbia dentists may suggest either a composite restoration or a permanent crown. Prior to scheduling an emergency dental appointment, use an ice pack to reduce swelling and rinse your mouth with warm water. If available, take ibuprofen for pain.
  • Knocked-out Teeth: Depending on the condition of the tooth and surrounding structures, it may be possible to replace the natural tooth back in its location. Re-insertion is possible if the bone volume that supports the tooth is intact. However, if there is an instance where the tooth cannot be replaced, Dr. Ghozati are able to replace the teeth with dental implants or bridges directly in our Columbia dental practice. 
  • Tooth Infections: If you are feeling sharp, severe tooth pain that inhibits your daily activities, this may be caused by a tooth infection that has not yet developed into an abscess. It’s important to see our Columbia dentists to properly diagnose the problem and formulate a treatment plan to reduce swelling and pain. Columbia Gateway Dentistry will then follow with scheduling a root canal treatment to effectively treat your infection.
  • Swollen Face: A swollen face can mean many things, including temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dislocation or another TMJ-related problem. However, facial swelling can also be caused by an abscess if an infection had spread from the tooth to the neighboring tissue. If you are experiencing chills, vomiting, increased pain, or difficulty swallowing or breathing, go straight to the emergency department of the nearest hospital.

Contact our Columbia Emergency Dentists

Columbia Gateway Dentistry offers a range of comprehensive services that treat the whole family, whether it’s is an emergency or a scheduled visit. Know that Dr. Shadi Ghozati and our dedicated team will provide quality, comfortable care to treat your smile. Contact our emergency dentists in Columbia, MD if you are experiencing a dental emergency or severe, inconvenient tooth pain at (410) 872-0103. Our practice is within driving distance of Guilford, Macgills Common, Owens Brown, and Long Reach.



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