Your Emergency Dentist Is Here for You
Dental emergencies are scary. Whether it’s a knocked out tooth on a Sunday afternoon or a persistent toothache that’s keeping you from sleeping throughout the night, you need treatment -- and fast. At Creative Smiles, our team of dentists provides emergency dentistry services to help you enjoy a happy, healthy smile once again.
Common Dental Emergencies
Dental emergencies are often caused by injuries from contact sports, like a knocked out or broken tooth. Toothaches are also very common emergencies. In general, you should consider anything that hurts or bleeds in your mouth a situation that requires urgent treatment.
Some of the most common dental emergencies include:
- Knocked out or dislodged teeth
- Persistent toothache
- Tooth abscess
- Foreign object lodged between teeth
- Broken tooth
- Broken filling, crown, or other dental work
Dental emergencies come in all shapes and sizes, and this is certainly not an exhaustive list. If you feel like something is just not quite right with your smile health, trust your gut instinct and contact your emergency dentist right away.
What to Do Next
Getting in touch with your dentist ASAP is important for your smile health. A knocked out tooth, for example, should be treated within two hours of loss. After this time window, reattachment is usually not successful.
When you contact our team, we will provide you with specific first aid tips for your situation. Some general tips that apply to most dental emergencies are listed below.
- For a knocked out tooth: Collect the missing tooth and store it in a cup or milk or water. Rinse away any debris first if the tooth fell to the ground. You can also store the tooth in its newly empty socket if possible.
- If the area is bleeding: Apply consistent pressure to the wound with a clean gauze or cloth. Head straight to the emergency room if bleeding does not stop or slow after 10 minutes.
- For tooth pain: Take an over-the-counter pain medication, such as Tylenol.
- To reduce swelling: Apply an ice pack to the affected cheek in 10 to 15 minute intervals.
How We Treat Emergencies
The treatment we provide will depend on your specific situation. We will provide local anesthesia and sedation as needed for your complete comfort. Some of the common treatments for dental emergencies include...
- Emergency root canal therapy for toothaches or abscess
- Reattachment of a knocked out tooth
- Removing foreign objects with special tools
- Replacing a broken filling with a dental crown
Whatever it is you and your smile need, you can feel confident knowing there’s an expert dental team on your side. We’ll have you out of pain and on with your life before you know it!
Call Us ASAP!
The next time you or a loved one is suffering from a knocked out tooth, a broken tooth, or anything else that just doesn’t seem right, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our office! An emergency dentist is there for you when you need one most. Contact Creative Smiles ASAP!