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Emergency dental care

What is Emergency dental care?

Emergency dental care is an incredibly important service, one that we strive to make available to our patients.

Sudden toothaches are very painful, so much so that it can even hinder you from getting to your local dentist who can solve the problem.

Toothache symptoms might include:

  • Sharp tooth pain that feels like someone is stabbing at your tooth with something pointed, like a pick
  • Throbbing tooth pain where you might feel like your tooth has its own heartbeat
  • Inflammation around the tooth , such as in the gumline
  • Red, irritated gums
  • Generalized mouth pain that us hard to pin point




Toothache can be a symptom of another larger issue, such as tooth decay. If left untreated, tooth decay can be seriously difficult and expensive problem to treat. If you have other serious symptoms, such as such as fever chills, trouble swallowing or breathing or foul tasting discharge, there is chance you have more serious dental illness that need to be addressed immediately.

What You Can Do in case of Dental Emergency

First, call your dentist and make an appointment.

In the meantime, here are a few steps you can take at home to try to relieve the pain:

  • Take an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or acetaminophen (Tylenol). Even if this helps, you still need to see your dentist. If you medicate the pain and don't get treatment, the infection can spread. It could even become life-threatening.
  • Rinse your mouth with warm salt water every hour or so. Mix one-half teaspoon of salt in 8 ounces (1 cup) of water. This won't heal an infected tooth, but it may ease the gum swelling.
  • If the pain is caused by food stuck in a cavity, brushing and using dental floss in the area may remove it.
  • If you've lost a filling or crown, dip a cotton swab in clove oil and apply it to the exposed part of the tooth. You can buy clove oil in drugstores and supermarkets. You also can use a topical anesthetic, such as Anbesol.
  • If you will be traveling in an airplane, the changes in pressure may make the pain worse. Try to get dental treatment before traveling by air.


 What Your Dentist Will Do

Even when dental problems cause a lot of pain, the problems, and the treatments, often are relatively simple if you seek help right away.

The first thing your dentist will do is take an X-ray. If you have a cavity, your dentist will remove the decayed part of the tooth and place a filling. Once the inner part of the tooth is protected, the pain will usually disappear right away.

If your problem is related to pieces of food stuck under your gums, your dentist will remove the pieces. If you have an infection, you may be given a prescription for antibiotics and pain medicine. Take your antibiotics exactly as directed, even if you start to feel much better after only a day or two.

An abscess in the tooth will require root canal treatment. An abscess in the gum may need to be drained. If the tooth is severely damaged, it may have to be removed.

For any emergency dental care, contact one of the best dental clinic in Delhi – Meraki Dental Studio

+91 11 41606066     +91 8826983838


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Namit Nagar

Painless experience. Dental cleansing and cavity which would have lead to a RCT procedure were treated with a strong filling. Smile better, Chew better - Live Better! Thanks a ton Dr. Harleen Gandhi!

Sunita Rath

I visited meraki studio today and absolutely love it . thank you for the wonderful experience.

Viral Patel

I had visited the clinic for Scaling treatment which was perfectly done by the Doctor in charge. Also the environment and the service by the clinic staff was amazing. Happy and satisfied after visiting Meraki Dental Studio. Cheers

Nidhi Arora

I visited Meraki Dental Clinic with a problem related to my Gums. Now that i have been cured, i feel much happy and more confident and finally relieved. My Smile has been fixed. Thank you Doctor Harleen and her superb team! Can proudly say - She's my Family Doctor! Highly recommended to all.

Hema Singh

Dr. Harleen helped me with my tooth that was hurting me since 6 months now. I really thank her for the painless and quick treatment. After being treated by Dr. Harleen, I can say that I am no more scared of visiting "Dentists". The staff was very helpful as well and the clinic is very hygienic and well maintained. Thank you Meraki Dental Studio for relieving me of my problem.

Tejeesh Nippun Singh

Believing in the dictum that no news is good news, I have never ever visited a dentist in my 43 years of existence, till the time I met Dr Harleen - mainly for fear that a dentist might give me some bad news which I didn't want to hear. I think what clinched the deal in her favour - and compelled me to break my informal vow to not see a dentist - was her professional knowledge about her chosen field. It certainly adds to her advantage that she can empathise with a patient's apprehensions regarding a visit to a dentist, which makes her work doubly hard to ensure that each patient, including children, who come to her, have a happy, painless experience. She also makes an effort to keep herself updated about the latest developments & practices in dentistry, which inspires confidence in not just the patient who's visiting, but also to refer her as a dentist of choice to one's friends and family. Add to that her generally sunny disposition & warmth and one can safely say that Dr Harleen is one dentist whom you look forward to visit. One wishes her greater success in her profession.

Mehul Arora

Who doesn't love painless treatments especially when it comes to visiting a dentist. I am sure everyone has this fear of going to a dentist but not anymore. I am happily satisfied to share my case with Dr. Harleen, a very knowledgeable and warming dentist indeed. She explains and suggest treatments so nicely that the patient would want to trust her blindly. She believes in providing the patient with a complete oral health which not only prevents a person from future oral risks but also providing them with an aesthetically beautiful smile. The assistant and front desk people are also very caring and professional. So if you want to pamper your smile then this is the place. I have found my lifetime dentist for sure and recommend everyone out there to visit Meraki Dental Studio. Kudos to you and your team.

Somnath Majumdar

I would like to place on record an appreciation for Dr. Harleen Kalsi of Meraki Dental Studio, South Extension. My twelve-year-old son – Royen – required braces to correct the teeth alignment. He has always been apprehensive about the procedure. On his first visit itself, Dr. Harleen made him completely settled with the procedure and made him willing to take it on. The eventual teeth extractions were painless for him and say that he didn’t even realize when the tooth came off. The following sittings to put the braces and thereafter, were extremely comfortable and relaxing for Royen. He has been well taken care off. The team demonstrated the true spirit of ‘Meraki’ when Royen had visited them alone. They took extra care of him and went out of the way to arrange for his transport back home. They do put in a lot of heart & soul in their noble profession. I am glad that Dr. Harleen Kalsi, of Meraki Dental Studio is there to take care of my family’s oral wellbeing. All the best.

Mr. Rohit Bhatla

Meeting youngsters, such high tech advanced doctors loaded with advanced technology makes a lot of difference. It's an eye opener. Getting yourself treated at Meraki is an experience in itself.

Renu Kaushal

Dr. Harleen makes going to a dentist such a happy affair. Her calm demeanor, her professional expertise and her advise take away all the fears one associates with a dentist visit. Thank you Dr. Harleen. May you thrive and cherish, so our smiles, we may cherish.

Vivek Modi

Had an awesome experience. The way Dr. Gandhi handled my children and soft gloved them into the cavity treatment, is noteworthy.

Juhi Manchanda

I would highly recommend Meraki to everyone. The treatment went very smooth... hygiene was looked after well. Great job done.