Emergency Dental Services
The Importance Of An Emergency Dentist
When accidents happen – to either yourself or a loved one – you want to make sure you have a good emergency dentist that has your back. At East Pershing Dental, we can help adults and children alike who have suffered a dental emergency. Our professional, compassionate dentists, hygienists, and assistants will get you back on your feet and smiling as soon as possible. We care about our fellow Cheyenne residents, and want to make sure we do our best to be available when you need us most.
What Is A Dental Emergency?
Dental emergencies are things that immediately threaten your health and may even cause the loss of a tooth (or several, depending on the severity.) Here are some warning signs that indicate that your dental problem truly is an emergency and can’t wait until Monday, morning, or sometime during usual office hours:
- You’ve knocked out one or more teeth. If this is the case, it’s important that you contact us as soon as possible because there’s a chance that we may be able to save it.
- If you have swelling or knots on your gums accompanied by severe pain, you may have a serious infection. These are potentially life threatening, so see us or get to the ER as soon as possible.
- Is there a tooth loose that isn’t supposed to be? Loose teeth can be a sign of a serious issue in adults, whether they’re painful or not. It goes without saying that you should come see us if you knocked a tooth loose by accident, but you should also make an appointment as soon as possible if you have a loose tooth for no apparent reason.
- If you’re bleeding seriously from your mouth, contact us or go to the ER right away.
- If you’re having severe pain for any reason, contact us or go to the ER.
What To Do If You Have A Dental Emergency
The most common dental emergency is the knocking out of a tooth. If you’ve experienced this, here’s what you need to do (taken from the American Association of Endodontists):
- Pick up the tooth by the crown, NOT the root
- If the tooth is dirty, rinse it with ONLY water. Don’t use soap or any chemicals. Don’t wrap it in a towel or cloth – let air dry.
- Try to put the tooth back in its socket right away, if possible. Gently push it in with your fingers, by handling the crown, or position it above the socket and close your mouth slowly. Hold the tooth in place with your fingers or by gently biting down on it.
- Keep the tooth moist at all times by keeping it in your mouth or in milk.
- See an emergency dentist as soon as possible, ideally within half an hour.