Come See Us for Emergency Dentistry in Ashland
As dental professionals, let us tell you, dental emergencies happen all the time, and they are never…ever convenient. They are nearly impossible to plan for, which leaves a lot of people at a loss on what to do when something unexpected happens to their smile. While it’s nearly impossible to prevent all dental emergencies, you can be prepared when one happens. If you or a loved one find yourselves in the middle of a dental emergency, you only need to remember one thing: call Premier Care Dental.
Our entire team has literally handled hundreds of dental emergencies over the years, so whether you have suffered a knocked out tooth or damaged dental work, you can trust us to take care of you. We do our best to see emergency patients the exact same day that they call in, so if you’re in pain, we won’t leave you waiting. We’ll get you in and do whatever we can to solve your problem. If we can’t provide a permanent solution in the time we have, we’ll at least take away your pain and schedule a quick follow-up visit.
Common Dental Emergencies
The team at Premier Care Dental is ready and able to handle the following emergencies and more:
- Knocked out teeth
- Partially dislodged teeth
- Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
- Severe toothache
- Abscessed tooth
- Damaged dental work
- Object stuck between the teeth
- Injury to the lips, gums, or jaw
- Pain or swelling in the face
If you suspect that you have broken any bones in addition to your dental injury, or if you can’t stop bleeding after 10 minutes, please head straight to your local emergency room first. Only give us a call after you have been cleared to leave. And, if you’re in any kind of pain and are uncertain whether or not your situation is an emergency, just give us a call regardless, and we’ll be happy to let you know what you should do next.
What to Do About a Knocked Out Tooth
For all of the dental emergencies listed above, you need to call us as soon as you can, but a knocked out tooth is particularly time sensitive. The following tips will make it more likely that we can replant your natural tooth:
- Try to see us a soon as possible after the tooth has been knocked out. Within two hours of the initial injury is ideal.
- When picking up a knocked out tooth, only touch the crown and never the root.
- Gently rinse it off with some warm water.
- Try to put it back into its original socket and hold it in place by keeping your mouth closed.
- If this doesn’t work, place the tooth in a container of milk or saltwater. It must stay wet until you can see us!
- Use a clean rag or gauze to control any bleeding.
- A cold compress can manage any pain or swelling on the face.
- You can also take an over-the-counter medicine to control pain, but avoid aspirin as this could actually make bleeding worse.