Dear valued patients:

Due to recent recommendations from the CDC and mandates from the State of Pennsylvania, our office will be closed effective immediately to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Your health, and the health of our dedicated staff matters to us, so going forward we will suspend all non-emergency care through May 31st. Patients will be seen only for urgent and emergency dental needs. If you have what you consider an emergency, please call the office and you will be directed to reach Dr. Spilkia. If you are scheduled for an appointment in the upcoming weeks, expect a call from us to reschedule that appointment.

Thank you for your understanding. Be safe and stay healthy!
Dr. Spilkia Regarding Emergency Care During Covid-19
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Philadelphia dentist explains what to do when you need emergency dental treatment

Emergency Dental Treatment Philadelphia

Most patients visit the dentist twice a year for a check-up and cleaning and are done. However, if you experience an event that requires emergency dental treatment, it’s important to understand what to do, including when to alert the dentist.

What are dental emergencies?

Dental emergencies encompass many events including:

  • Throbbing or pain in the tooth
  • Sudden onset of sensitivity
  • Trauma or injury that causes loss of a tooth

Losing a permanent tooth is a common dental emergency. It can happen during sports, an accident, or a fall. Whether it’s happening to you, a family member, or friend, Dr. Spilkia offers the following advice:

  • Determine whether the injury possess a medical threat such as traumatic head injury. If there is loss of consciousness or a severe injury, always call 911 first.
  • If the person appears to be alert and okay outside of the missing tooth, try to carefully collect the tooth without touching the root. Avoid rinsing the tooth.
  • Rinse the mouth out with warm water and attempt to place the tooth in the socket. Biting on gauze can help keep it in place. If unable to place the tooth in the socket, putting it in a glass of milk can help preserve it.
  • Use gentle pressure and sterile gauze to control bleeding.
  • Call the dentist as soon as possible.

Time matters with the sudden loss of a tooth, it is important to seek emergency dental treatment immediately.

Dr. Spilkia and his compassionate team have been serving the Philadelphia community for many years. When it comes to dental emergencies, the staff is committed to providing the same high quality of care patients are used to at every visit.

If you experience tooth loss or dental emergency, call our office for further instructions on the best way to handle the situation.

 

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Dr. David Spilkia - David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

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Dr. David Spilkia has been attending to the dental needs of the communities of Philadelphia, PA for almost three decades and is trusted by his patients. Having started his education at The City College of New York and graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1983, he practiced dentistry for a few years, before starting the David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in 1988.

Among the range of cosmetic and general dentistry procedures provided by Dr. Spilkia are restorative dentistry, dental implants, smile makeovers, and Invisalign orthodontics.
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