What Is A Dental Emergency?
A dental emergency is anything that’s causing discomfort, pain, or oral bleeding. This includes dental injuries, loose and pulled-out dental work, toothaches, and much more. If you think that you have an emergency, you’re probably right! Call us now at (360) 573-6047 to get same-day care at Aadland Dental, and read on to learn more about what to do in an emergency.
What to Do in a Dental Emergency
Experiencing a dental emergency can be stressful and in some cases, painful. That’s why we are here to help keep you calm and informed every step of the way. If you’ve knocked out or chipped a tooth, recover the tooth or fragments. Rinse them, if necessary, and put them into a container of cold milk to keep them moist. If you’ve lost a piece of dental work, put it in a small plastic baggie or container. If you have time, you can treat yourself to make yourself more comfortable before your appointment.
Here are some tips to follow when experiencing an emergency that is causing you pain or discomfort:
- Alternate taking Ibuprofen and acetaminophen every six hours
- Keep Icing
- Avoid eating on the area
- Call the office and book an appointment right away
Above all, be sure to come to Aadland Dental as soon as you can to have your issue treated professionally. The above steps will only provide temporary relief, and it’s very important to get prompt care to keep your teeth healthy, relieve pain, and get back to your day-to-day life. We always have appointments available for emergencies. Call us at (360) 573-6047.
The Importance Of Prompt Care – Same-Day Appointments Available
Dental emergencies can be excruciatingly painful. Immediate care lets you restore your smile, eliminate pain, and get back to your day-to-day routine.
Save Time & Money
The longer you wait to get emergency care, the more likely it is that further complications will occur. Immediate care can save you time and money by avoiding complications.
Get Peace Of Mind
After you get emergency care, you can relax, knowing that you've done right by your smile and that you’ve gotten the appropriate treatment to restore your oral health.
Common dental emergencies
Dental Bonding For Chipped Teeth
Dental bonding uses composite resin to reshape and repair teeth. It’s a common choice for repairing minor chips that only affect the outer layer of enamel.
Replacing Loose/Missing Dental Work
We can often replace loose or fractured dental work, or we may recommend a new filing, crown, or other piece of dental work to restore your smile.
Splinting Knocked-Out/Loose Teeth
If your tooth is knocked out or loose, you need to get help immediately. Our dentists will clean up the area and splint the tooth to the nearby teeth to keep it in place as it heals.
Root Canal & CEREC Crown For Infected Teeth (Toothache)
If you have a toothache, your tooth may be infected. If this is the case, you will need a root canal to clean out the tooth, and a CEREC same-day crown to protect it and restore its appearance.