Let’s face it, emergencies happen and waiting several days for an appointment with the dentist just isn’t possible. So if you find yourself in need of immediate treatment due to accidents or other complications you can reach out to us! We will help manage painful situations like toothache ASAP. In some cases, a dental emergency could lead to the loss of one’s teeth. However if you receive rapid treatment it may be possible for that tooth or even just certain important one’s stay safe until we can figure out what is going on and get back in there with our tools!
Did you know…
That the steps you take after a dental emergency happens can greatly improve your outcome once it's been dealt with. Even though many dentists will see patients quickly, there are some precautions that need to be followed while waiting for them so that they don't worsen the situation.
The ADA has a few recommendations:
- If you bite your lip/tongue – gently cleanse the area and apply a cold compress
- If you break your tooth – gently rinse the area and apply a cold compress
- If you lose your tooth –rinse tooth’s root with water if it’s dirty, being careful to hold it by the crown. Carefully place it back in its socket, or place it in milk. Bring it to the dentist immediately.
Should I see an Emergency Dentist?
Most dental emergencies can be treated quickly and effectively by an experienced, licensed dentist. If you are experiencing sudden or chronic tooth pain, even if it is not currently a medical issue for your teeth then make sure that the person treating you has experience with trauma injuries to their mouth as well so they know what steps need taken next
What should I expect at the Appointment?
There are some problems that require immediate attention. If you have a toothache or any other painful issue, don’t ignore it! You can expect to be seen by your emergency dentist quickly and without an appointment. Please call your dentist’s office if possible before you arrive.
What can I do after my emergency dental appointment to avoid future problems?
Some of the most common dental emergencies can be prevented by taking a few simple precautions. Avoid chewing hard foods, such as candy and ice to prevent tooth cracks or chipping; also wear an effective mouth guard during sports for protection against injuries that may result in teeth problems down the line.