Emergency Dentistry - Washington, PA
Dental Emergency? We’ll See You Today
Dental emergencies can and do happen. They can range from a lost filling, broken or cracked tooth, or a tooth that has been knocked out. Don’t panic – call Bartusiak Dental Care the next time you find yourself in an emergency situation! We offer same-day appointments for dental emergencies. Our Washington, PA dental office is ready to help when you need us most.
Why Choose Bartusiak Dental Care for Emergency Dentistry?
- Same-Day Emergency Treatment
- Early Morning & Evening Office Hours Available
- Over Two Decades of Proven Clinical Experience
Dental Emergencies Due to Facial Trauma & Accidents
Maybe you’re on the soccer field or simply walking down the stairs at work when it happens – one sudden tumble later, and you’re dealing with a fractured or even knocked-out tooth. At Bartusiak Dental Care, we can help stabilize the damage and provide focused restorative care as needed to replenish your best smile, including solutions like porcelain crowns, porcelain bridges, dental implants, and more. If the entire crown or large pieces of it have come loose, make sure to gather them, keep them moist (a small container of milk works great), and bring them to the office as soon as possible.
Dental Emergencies Due to Oral Care Neglect
If you are experiencing severe sensitivity or outright pain in a specific tooth, it’s likely that there’s a serious infection present. First, we recommend that patients floss and rinse their mouth thoroughly to dislodge any food particles that may be causing the discomfort – if it persists, though, contact our Washington, PA office right away for further assistance. We may be able to restore the tooth with root canal therapy, or extraction could be an unfortunate necessity; we’ll know for certain after assessing the dental structure with digital X-ray technology.
Unparalleled Experience & Qualifications
With decades of experience, the latest in state-of-the-art diagnostic technology, and thousands of hours of continuing education under his belt, Dr. Bartusiak is a clear choice for outstanding emergency care in the Washington, PA community. We also make time for these urgent situations FAST – if you call us in the morning with severe discomfort and/or an injury, we’ll most likely ask you to go ahead and come in. While we may not be able to comprehensively solve the damage right away, our team can definitely relieve your pain and help you feel more comfortable with minimal waiting.
Root Canal Therapy
Many patients shudder when they hear the words “root canal,” but this procedure’s bad reputation has become an old wives’ tale over the years. Truthfully, today’s state-of-the-art technologies and modern techniques have helped make root canal therapy more comfortable and successful than ever before – and better yet, it can be the saving grace that helps your badly infected tooth remain safely in your smile! We will access the tooth’s inner chamber, remove bacteria and diseased pulp, and cleanse the structure thoroughly before placing a custom-made restoration on top for optimal safety.
While extracting natural teeth is never our team’s first choice when it comes to restoring oral health, there are situations where it can be the only available option for a patient in need. For instance, our dentists may recommend this service if the following circumstances are present:
- A tooth is too severely injured to be rescued through normal restorative services
- A tooth is highly decayed or negatively impacted by severe periodontal disease
- The patient needs orthodontic treatment, and additional room must be created in the mouth to accommodate tooth movement
- A young patient’s “baby” tooth isn’t falling out on schedule and needs to be removed to make way for the emerging adult version
Wisdom Tooth Extractions
Getting your wisdom teeth may be a common “rite of passage” for young adults, but it isn’t always accompanied by smiles. These latecomers typically don’t have enough room to safely emerge into your smile, leading to dangerous impaction, harmful overcrowding, and other serious health problems. At Bartusiak Dental Care, our team may recommend wisdom teeth extraction for the sake of the patient’s continuing wellbeing.