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If you’re suffering from severe oral pain, a toothache, or a dental injury, you can receive immediate care with emergency dentistry. The main goal of emergency treatment is to relieve patients’ pain, and get them back to a healthy oral state. Emergencies can happen when you least expect them, which is why dentists provide same-day, after-hours, or weekend emergency appointments, so you can get the care you need, when you need it.
Kids and adults lose over five million teeth every year!
If you experience some sort of dental trauma, the best thing you can do is to stay calm. While you may feel inclined to panic due to the pain and stress of an injury, you can take comfort in the knowledge that nearly any dental issue can be addressed, treated, and resolved by a dentist. Our team is here to help get you back to a healthy, pain-free smile.
Once you’ve gained control of the situation, take assessment of your injury. If you’re experiencing any bleeding, place a strip of gauze on the site of the injury and apply pressure by biting down on the gauze. This should slow the blood flow within an hour.
Over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen or acetaminophen can help to temporarily reduce pain and swelling. However, steer clear of any blood-thinning medications like aspirin, because they prevent clotting, making it difficult to stop the blood flow. Additionally, an ice pack or cold compress can be applied to the cheek near the affected area to help reduce pain and inflammation for a short period of time.
Time is crucial in a dental emergency. As soon as you’ve regained control of your situation, give us a call! Our team is standing by to help assess the severity of your dental injury and get you the care you need right away.
Get the care you need right away with same-day emergency care. During your visit, your dentist will perform an examination to assess your dental injury and create an immediate plan to get your smile back in shape that very same day. Don’t wait to schedule an appointment. Any delay will prolong your pain, and, in some cases, lead to you needing more complex procedures that are both more invasive and expensive.
When you arrive at our office, your dentist will assess the situation and provide you with their recommended treatment options. As an example, a broken, damaged, or decayed tooth can be brought back to health with a dental crown. A toothache can have several causes, and if an underlying infection is causing your oral pain, root canal therapy may be the best option for you.
Tooth splinting is another common restorative procedure, and can be used to stabilize a loose or knocked-out tooth and allow for proper healing. We try to avoid tooth extractions if possible, but they can be a necessary procedure in cases where a painful tooth is too damaged to be effectively fixed.
Place a knocked-out tooth in a container of cold milk to preserve the root while you head to your emergency appointment.
If your dental crown, filling, bridge, or other appliance falls out, place your dental work in a container or a plastic bag and bring it to your dental visit. Give us a call right away to schedule an emergency appointment so your issue can be resolved as soon as possible.
When you lose a dental appliance, your teeth and gums can become exposed to bacteria. This may cause an infection, further decay or damage, and lead to even more issues in the future. A loose, broken, or missing dental appliance is considered a dental emergency and warrants a same-day appointment, so get in touch with us as soon as you notice that something’s wrong to schedule a visit.
If you're suffering from a severe toothache that lasts several days, it may be a dental infection. While it is a serious condition, many infections can be treated with root canal therapy to save the tooth and eliminate your pain.
If you’re experiencing a lasting toothache, call our office immediately to book your appointment. To soothe your discomfort in the meantime, apply a cold compress to your cheek, take over-the-counter pain relievers, or apply a topical numbing gel to the affected area.
Even if the damage to your tooth appears to be minor, give us a call so we can help guide you on the next steps, and to see if your injury requires immediate treatment. When you arrive at the office, your dentist will perform an emergency exam to determine the severity of the damage. If a broken or cracked tooth is left untreated, it is at risk for infection and other complications.
If you experience any form of oral trauma that causes one or more of your teeth to become loose, call our office immediately for a same-day appointment. When your tooth is loose, it’s incredibly important to get proper care right away, as the nerves that run through and support your tooth could die and lead to losing the tooth entirely.
Once your visit is scheduled, try to keep the tooth as stable as possible, and avoid touching the loose tooth with your tongue or fingers, as this can lead to further damage and increase the risk of infection. At your emergency appointment, your dentist will apply a splint that stabilizes the tooth by attaching it to the adjacent teeth, providing support and allowing the tooth to heal and reattach to your gums.
If left untreated, a tooth infection can spread to other parts of your body and cause issues that impact your overall health.