Emergency Dentistry

If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room.

If you have a dental issue that is not severe enough to require emergency room care, but it cannot wait until regular business hours, Golia Dental can help. We can treat a variety of emergent dental situations from severe tooth pain to traumatic dental injuries, including teeth that have been chipped, moved, or knocked out entirely.

Call (203) 248-7400 if you are in need of emergency dental treatment. Emergency coverage is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are calling after regular hours, please listen carefully to the message and instructions, leaving your name, phone number, and pertinent information. Your call will be returned as soon as possible.

Dr. Golia Emergency Dentist

What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

There are a variety of symptoms and situations that may require immediate care, such as:

Tooth Pain

Severe tooth pain that cannot be managed with over-the-counter pain medication may need emergency attention. Severe decay or an infection of the pulp (soft tissue inside the tooth) could be the reason. The tooth could also have a crack that is not visible.

Gum Pain

When gum pain is severe enough to cause swelling and inflammation, it is possible that there is a serious infection. Pain and swelling under the tongue or along the jaw can be an indication of a bacterial infection that requires immediate treatment to avoid the infection spreading to the pericardial tissue around the heart.

Cracked Tooth

A cracked tooth can be painful, especially if the root is exposed. Cold, heat, sweets, and sometimes just breathing in and out can be excruciating. The sooner you seek dental care the better to relieve the pain and to protect the tooth from decay and possible infection.

Broken Tooth

A tooth can break due to trauma or even biting down on hard food. Similar to a cracked tooth, a broken tooth is serious, especially if the break reaches the pulp. It can be just as painful if not more so, and is also susceptible to decay and infection. Early treatment is key to preserve what is left of the tooth.

Displaced Tooth

If a tooth comes out, from either trauma or any other reason, time is of the essence. The sooner a lost tooth is addressed the better the chances that it can be put back in place.

These are the most common examples of emergent dental issues, but other situations may also apply. If you have pain or any other dental problem, call (203) 248-7400, follow the instructions, and wait for a call back. On the call, you may be asked some questions about your symptoms so that the dentist can make a decision about the urgency of your needs.

We Take your Call Seriously

Golia Dental treats every call as an urgent emergency until it is proven otherwise. Your situation will be given immediate consideration and your call will be returned promptly. The severity of your condition will determine when you will be seen at the office. If you are in need of emergency dental care, call Golia Dental right away: (203) 248-7400.

If your emergency is life threatening, please call 911 or proceed to the nearest hospital emergency room. 

We Take your Call Seriously

Golia Dental treats every call as an urgent emergency until it is proven otherwise. Your situation will be given immediate consideration and your call will be returned promptly. The severity of your condition will determine when you will be seen at the office. If you are in need of emergency dental care, call Golia Dental right away: (203) 248-7400.

If your emergency is life threatening, please call 911 or proceed to the nearest hospital emergency room. 

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