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Dental emergencies are situations where a patient is in immediate need of dental care. The condition can be caused by tooth decay, an accidental injury or because a restoration has fallen out but in the absence of timely dental care, a dental emergency can have far reaching consequences on oral health. Emergency dental care is aimed at quickly relieving patients from pain and dentists take steps to see that the teeth, gums or lips are safe. The treatment received by patients during a dental emergency can avoid dangers and upgrade their oral health. Our team treats dental emergencies on priority. The main objective of Dr. Kaplan is to offer quality dental care to the people of Hamden, North Haven, Cheshire, Wallingford CT and surrounding communities and reduce the number of dental emergencies. Through our commitment, we have been successful in winning the trust of the patient community.

Most people think of a pain killer when they encounter a severe toothache in the middle of the night or when they cannot reach a dentist. A pain killer may relieve you from pain for some time, but you may experience it again, because the cause for it is not identified and killed. If you are suffering from a tooth pain, owing to a tooth ache or a trauma, just search for Ross A. Kaplan D.M.D., P.C., Hamden, CT, and North Haven, Cheshire, Wallingford and surrounding communities

Dental emergencies – How to face it?

Dental emergencies can be painful. Bleeding and swelling may put patients through panic. The first and foremost tip on how to face a dental emergency says not to panic. With the basic knowledge on how to face dental emergency patients can feel bolder. Patients should quickly take necessary steps to treat the problem. Following are some of the problems and the necessary steps that should follow when you face them.

Following are some of the dental emergencies we treat:
  • Severe toothache
  • Accidental injury or trauma
  • Gum inflammation
  • Gum disease
  • Pain as a result of orthodontic treatment


Tooth decay is one of the main causes for a toothache. When the decay reaches the pulp of the tooth the patient may experience pain. The first step is to wash the mouth with warm water and floss and remove any remains of food particles. If there is swelling cold compress can be used to reduce it. Pain medicines can help in reducing pain until the patient visits our dentist.

Chipped or Knocked Out Tooth

Accidents during sports or adventure activities can sometimes cause the tooth to chip off or fall out. A tooth which is knocked out can be restored if it is put back in the socket within 1 hour. The tooth should be picked up and washed gently to clear the dust. Patients can try and put the tooth back in the socket. If this does not work, patients can preserve the tooth in milk container or save it in the vestibule and visit our dentist at the earliest.

Injuries to Soft Tissues

People may hurt their gums and tongue during an accident. Under such circumstances, it is important that patients wash the area gently using warm water. Gauze can help in stopping bleeding until patients visit our dentist for proper dental care.

Our Address

Ross A. Kaplan D.M.D., P.C.

2558 Whitney Ave,
Hamden, CT, 06518 



24 Hour Emergency:   (203) 464-3966

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Office Hours

Monday 08.00 AM 06.00 PM
Tuesday 08.00 AM 06.00 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 08.00 AM 06.00 PM
Friday 08.00 AM 06.00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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