Dental emergency services
Any dental issues that cause pain, bleeding, or concern, while taking away from your regular daily activities, are considered dental emergencies. It is a good idea to visit your dentist, when you are experiencing at least one of the following symptoms:
- Chipped, cracked, broken or knocked-out tooth or dental restoration
- Sore and swollen gums
- Damaged or loose crowns
- Broken fillings
- Painful teeth or jaw
- Oral bleeding
- Extreme or sudden sensitivity
- Broken or bent dentures
- Damaged orthodontics
- Dental infection
If you are suffering from another dental problem not mentioned above, you may still be experiencing a dental emergency. In that case, do not hesitate and contact our office right away. Otherwise, your condition may worsen. We will do everything we can to see you the same day. We will offer support, treatment options and suggestions to alleviate your pain. Together, we will work on the long-term goals to take care of your oral health. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help. We are waiting for you 24/7.
What treatment options are best for you depends greatly on the cause of your emergency. Your doctor will explain all available therapies based on your individual needs. For example, if you are suffering from a cracked or broken tooth, your dentist may smooth it out or put in a filling. If the damage is severe, you may need a crown (or a different restoration). Infections, which may cause swelling, pain, and/or fever, may be treated with antibiotics.
Emergency dental visits
When you schedule an emergency dental visit, there are several things you may expect:
- A comprehensive oral exam or a thorough re-assessment of your oral health using 3D imaging.
- Pain relief recommendations.
- A detailed long-term treatment plan.
The experts at our dental office will work tirelessly to ease your pain. They will devise a plan to match your needs and your budget. Reach out to us to discover more options that are right for you.
Stopping a toothache
Have you been wondering about toothache remedies? If so, we have a few suggestions. First of all, contact your dentist as soon as possible. Your doctor will look for the cause of your pain and offer long-term treatment options. To relieve your pain short-term:
- Try rinsing your mouth with warm, salted water or hydrogen peroxide
- Apply an ice pack to the painful cheek
- Take OTC pain relievers
- Gently floss around the painful tooth to eliminate lodged pieces of food.
What to do in case of a dental emergency
The first step should always be reaching out to your doctor and scheduling an emergency appointment. Here are some other steps worth remembering:
- If your tooth is broken rinse your mouth with warm water to remove any debris from your mouth. In case there is swelling, apply an ice pack to the cheek. If you can, collect and save any fragments of the broken tooth.
- If your tooth is knocked-out, look for the tooth and then rinse it with water. It is important to hold the tooth by its crown and not the root. Do not remove or scrub any soft tissue. Whenever possible, try putting the tooth back in the socket: gently hold it in place while biting down. If that is not possible, put the tooth in a small container of milk. Saving the tooth and re-implanting is quickly is important.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, do not worry. We are here to help. Contact us and you will be pain-free in no time.
Frequently Asked Questions about Emergency Dentist & Dental Anderson, Indiana [IN]
How much are emergency dental treatments?
The total cost will depend largely on the type of treatment needed. After a thorough oral exam, your dentist will make recommendations and explain your options. The office staff will provide you with prices and details of the treatments before any services are completed. If you have questions or concerns, our friendly team will be glad to address them. Your wellbeing and comfort are our top priorities.
Can dental emergencies be prevented?
Yes, many dental emergencies can be prevented or predicted. There are different ways you can minimize your risk of having a dental emergency. Here is a list of suggestions to keep your oral health in good shape:
- Brush your teeth at lease twice a day (after every meal is ideal) for at least two minutes each time
- Floss at least once a day
- Use mouthguard whenever necessary
- Schedule routine check-ups and teeth cleanings
- Avoid sugary foods and drinks, maintain a healthy diet
- Drink plenty of water
- Replace your toothbrush regularly (when the bristles are frayed or after an illness)
Dental emergencies can happen at any time and any place. Do your best to stay calm and be prepared. Have a small dental kit somewhere close and ready to use. It is easy to assemble. Inside you should have: a pain killer medication (acetaminophen is your best option since ibuprofen or aspirin can cause excessive bleeding), a gauze, a handkerchief (or tissues), a small container with a lid, and your dental office contact information.
If you want to further inquire about dental emergencies, reach out to us today. We will be happy to answer all your questions, so you can feel comfortable and informed. Together, we can restore your beautiful smile.