Emergency Dentist in Southlands CO – Providing Quick Service To Those in Need
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We handle toothaches and other dental issues
We are the place to go for dental emergencies
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Most dental problems can be dealt with during regular office hours. Emergencies do occur, though, and when they do, our office is here to ease your discomfort and meet your needs. There are several different kinds of dental emergencies. Some can be dealt with at home, but others need the intervention of a dentist.
A toothache can have many causes, ranging from a simple cavity to a deep-seated infection. Before calling for an emergency appointment, try taking an over-the-counter pain reliever like Tylenol or Advil. You can also dip a cotton ball into oil of cloves – available at most grocery stores – and press it against the sore tooth. Do no place an aspirin table directly against the tooth as this will only irritate it and increase the pain. If none of these home remedies help the toothache, call your dentist for an emergency visit.
Chipped, Broken, or Cracked Tooth
If the tooth does not hurt, you can probably wait to get it repaired during normal office hours. Try to chew on the other side of your mouth. If you are in pain, call for an emergency appointment.
Tooth Knocked Out
Gently pick up the tooth by the crown or the top part of the tooth. Wash any dirt off the root. Try to reinsert the tooth into the socket and get to the dentist as soon as possible. If you can’t reinsert the tooth, place it in a cup of saliva or milk. Again, get to the dentist as soon as you can.
Object Stuck Between Teeth
Having a piece of food or another object stuck between your teeth can be very uncomfortable. If this happens to you, use a piece of dental floss in a gentle, see-saw motion to loosen the foreign object. Don’t use a sharp object, such as a pin, to try to pry the food between your teeth free. You could puncture your gums which could lead to an infection. If you can’t dislodge the food, and it is hurting you, call the dentist.
A dental abscess is an infection of the root of the tooth. It can cause pain, sensitivity to hot and cold, redness and swelling, an open, draining sore and fever. Take over the counter pain medicine to ease the discomfort and lower your temperature, but get to a dentist as quickly as possible. You will probably need a root canal.
Dental emergencies can make you feel miserable. If you are injured or have oral pain and can’t get control of the symptoms at home, call our office for an emergency dental appointment. We are here to help you.