Dental Emergencies in Deep Cove
Dental issues and accidents can happen at any time. Sometimes they require immediate treatment, and when that is the case, we are here to assist.
If you are searching for emergency dental care in Deep Cove, we are your solution. Our team knows that a dental emergency is never easy, but we are here to help get you comfortable as quickly as possible.
We offer affordable, emergency dental care that will get you back to everyday life as soon as possible. We reserve space in our schedule to accommodate your dental emergency the same day you notify us, and we will work diligently to treat you quickly and comfortably.
What Is a Dental Emergency?
Dental care can’t always be scheduled, sometimes the need for emergency services arise. When they do, we will work to restore your smile as quickly as possible so that you can put the pain and the injury behind you.
There are several types of dental emergencies that relate to dental pain and tooth damage. In general, any dental problem that needs immediate treatment to stop bleeding, alleviate severe pain, or save a tooth is considered an emergency.
This consideration also applies to severe infections that can be life-threatening and constitute contacting your dental office.
Read our frequently asked questions about emergency dental care.
What are examples of dental emergencies?
To know if your situation is an emergency, ask yourself the following questions:
- Are you in severe pain or experiencing severe swelling?
- Do you have a painful toothache that will not subside?
- Do you have a loose or knocked-out tooth?
- Do you have swelling in your cheeks or face in combination with a toothache
- Are you experiencing extreme tooth sensitivity?
- Are you bleeding from the mouth that will not stop?
- Is your jaw injured?
If you answered yes, contact us right away so we can fit you into our schedule.
What is not a dental emergency?
If the problem can be taken care of yourself for a few days without seeing your dentists, it likely isn’t a dental emergency. For example, a chipped or cracked tooth is only an emergency if the fracture is painful or has left you with trauma inside your mouth or, if you have lost a filling, you can wait a few days to see your dentist.
Nonetheless, it is important to contact your dental office right away if you have a damaged tooth. An appointment should be made as soon as possible to repair the damage in order to reduce the risk of the issue becoming more severe.
What’s the best way to handle a dental emergency?
The best thing to do in a dental emergency is to contact your dentist, unless it is extremely severe, then you should go to the emergency room.
Depending on the dental emergency you are experiencing, there may be some things you can do to help ease your pain and help the situation.
Some efforts include:
- Dissolve a teaspoon of salt into a mug of warm water and use it as a mouthwash
- If your tooth is knocked out, place it in a glass of milk until you can see your dentist
- Try flossing to eliminate any gum pressure
- Use a cold compress on the swelling or painful area
- Swish with Hydrogen Peroxide to kill bacteria
- Take over-the-counter pain medication to alleviate pain