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Philadelphia patients ask, “Are tooth extractions a dental emergency?”

You have many significant relationships in your life. When you are caring for your health or that of your family, trusting relationships with your healthcare providers are critical. This includes a familiar and consistent relationship with your family dentist.

Tooth Extractions Philadelphia

Developing an appropriate at-home routine and maintaining regular visits to the dentist are important to your oral health. What happens, however, after-hours if you need urgent dental care?

At David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, serving families in Philadelphia and Northeast Philadelphia, Dr. Spilkia and our team of dental professionals believe in providing clinically advanced and patient-centered care with a pain-free and personal touch. We also understand that accidents can happen at any time. One of the more common dental emergencies involves injuries related to sports or falls. Any trauma to the teeth or gums may be serious and immediate help should be sought.

While our convenient office hours include evenings and weekends on a regular basis, we also offer an after-hours emergency dental care service on our regular phone line and are able to assess your situation. Depending upon the severity of your emergency, Dr. Spilkia may schedule your appointment, recommend a visit to the emergency room, or prescribe pain medications if needed. We allow time slots in our regular office hours as well to accommodate urgent situations when they occur.

Possible dental emergencies:

In a dental emergency, call our office immediately. These may include:

  • Chipped or damaged teeth
  • Partially dislodged teeth
  • Debris between teeth
  • Lost fillings or crowns
  • Damaged braces
  • Gum, cheek, or tooth injuries
  • Extreme toothaches
  • Teeth knocked out
  • Abscess

An abscess is an infection that affects the area around the teeth and gums or around the root of a tooth. They often appear similar to a pimple with swelling and pain on the gums.

While Dr. Spilkia will seek alternatives to extracting a tooth that can be saved, there are times that an extraction may be necessary, such as in the case of severe trauma to the tooth.

At David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we provide all aspects of dental care to help keep you smiling and in optimal oral health, whatever the day or time. To find out more about our practice, call us today at (267) 463-2777.


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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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