Emergency Dentist Near You
If you have a dental emergency, you don’t want to have to wait for an appointment. It can be difficult to find a practice that offers emergency dental care, which only adds to an already stressful situation. Our dental office offers emergency dental services, so you no longer need to worry about where you are going to seek the help that you desperately need. We offer a wide array of emergency services for patients. Contact us today to see how our team can help you with your emergency.
We do whatever we can to see you on the same day that you have an emergency. If not, you will be offered the first possible appointment to provide the assistance you need. This may mean the next day, depending on availability. While you wait for your appointment, there are some things that you can do to minimize the pain that you are in and could help you to save your tooth. Here are some steps you can take during different dental emergencies:
Knocked Out Tooth
If you suffer a traumatic injury resulting in your tooth being completely knocked out, certain measures can save your tooth.
- Never grab the tooth by the roots, only hold it by its crown.
- If there is any tissue attached to the tooth, don’t remove it as it’s necessary to reattach the tooth.
- Rinse it using cold water.
- Place the tooth between your cheek and gum to preserve it. If you are unable to do this, place the tooth in a cup of milk.
- Place gauze in the area to stop the bleeding.
- A cold compress can be used to stop both the bleeding and help ease the pain.
- Do not take aspirin as this can thin your blood and prevent clotting. Use Tylenol or ibuprofen instead.
A Tooth Fracture
If you have fractured your tooth, these are steps that you can take to reduce your pain and to prevent the injury from becoming worse:
- Gather up as much of the tooth as you can and put it in a secure container.
- If you have any sharp edges in your mouth, cover them with cotton, gauze, or wax.
- Take Tylenol or ibuprofen. If you are bleeding, avoid aspirin.
- Use a cold compress to help with pain and reduce the swelling.
- Call us immediately.
A Tooth Ache
There are many causes of a toothache. While you wait for your appointment, these are things that you can do to help ease your discomfort:
- Use a cold compress as this helps with swelling and inflammation.
- Take an over-the-counter pain reliever.
- Use saltwater to flush out any debris that could be causing the pain. This can also clean out infected tissue that has resulted in pain.
Emergency dental services can be intimidating. Rest assured that we are here to help you navigate this stressful time with patience and understanding. If a dental emergency arises, don’t wait to contact our clinic.