Dental emergencies can come out of nowhere and cause severe pain and inconvenience. We know these emergencies don’t always present themselves during normal business hours. That’s why we provide a 24-hour emergency phone line to help you alleviate pain and get back to normal.
If you have the misfortune to suffer a tooth being knocked out of your mouth, you should call our office immediately. When this happens, it damages tissues, blood vessels and nerves around that tooth. Getting the tooth back in place as quickly as possible can help reduce the impact of such an experience
Restorations can come loose while eating. When these restorations come loose or fall out, that area of your mouth will likely be very sensitive to different temperatures or pressure. We know this means discomfort for you.
Often, these changes to restorations are due to tooth decay beneath the restoration. The decay causes the restoration to no longer fit the same.
If you’ve lost a crown, hold onto it and call our office to make an appointment as soon as possible. Store the crown in a cool place. We might be able to reattach it without going through the process of creating a new one. However, the longer your crown is out of your mouth, the more time it gives your other teeth to shift, meaning it will no longer fit. That’s why it’s essential you call our office immediately.
Teeth are incredibly strong, but they can still crack and break after time or due to trauma or grinding. Initial cracks might be something you don’t notice. But over time, the crack can lengthen to the tooth’s root. Generally, this is when you start to feel it. Do not ignore dental pain because the sooner we treat it, the better prognosis the tooth has.
Trauma or decay can lead to loose teeth or teeth becoming dislodged from place. The sooner you call our office with concerns about this condition the better because the blood vessels and nerves need to still be alive and well for us to save the tooth.
While waiting to visit our office, you can apply a cold compress and take pain-relieving medicine, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Once you are at our office, we can stabilize the tooth to try to save it. In some cases, we might need to perform a root canal to save your natural tooth.