An accident can happen at any time, and when it happens around your mouth, it’s cause for concern. Knocked-out teeth are the most common reason for emergency dentistry, yet, there are many more reasons to seek urgent care.
Emergency Dental Care
A lot of dentists separate what they consider emergencies and nonemergency’s, which is where we differ. We consider your discomfort as cause enough for concern. Our ideology sees us attend to a variety of crisis minor and major in a moment’s, such as:
Benefits of Emergency Care
By acting quickly, you have the chance to save your lost tooth. Before you call us, recover and clean it, but don’t touch the root. Then, place the tooth in your mouth between your cheek and jaw, or submerge it in milk. Both of those options will keep the tooth from drying out while not damaging it as water would.
Pushing passed our redefining of emergencies, our team doesn’t stop there. We pride ourselves on our readiness, being available at a moment’s notice. By setting aside time throughout the day, we can provide these services in our scheduled off time. More than just care, this is a peace of mind that other dentists’ patients don’t have.
What to Do if You Can't Get to Our Office
Given the nature of accidents, sometimes it’s not possible to seek care shorty after. In those situations, follow the steps below. With all dental questions, contact us if you have any concerns.
Cracked teeth can lead to severe complications if left unchecked. Regularly rinse your mouth out, be careful while eating and drinking, and not treat the tooth directly. Instead, take over-the-counters responsibly, and use a cold compress to reduce swelling and discomfort.
If you have something caught between your teeth, we know how irritating it can be. If you can’t dislodge it with floss, a toothbrush, or your fingers, we can help. Never use sharp objects such as toothpicks, knives, or otherwise, as these can damage your teeth and soft tissues.
Even if you aren’t in pain, you should always seek urgent care when possible. Remember, we set aside time each day for these instances. Call us right away and, we’ll get ready to treat you right away!