Accidents happen in life, and so do dental emergencies. Sometimes, a dental emergency just can’t wait, and you need immediate attention. If you have a dental emergency, such as extreme pain, a knocked-out tooth, trauma to the jaw, or have developed a severe dental infection, an appointment next week simply just isn’t soon enough, and you need to be seen by a dentist right away. If you’re looking for an emergency dentist in Rolla, our team can help you get the urgent care and attention you need. We will work with you to find the soonest available appointment time.
Our Emergency Dental Services
Dental emergencies can happen for a variety of reasons and are extremely common for young adults and children. We understand how stressful these situations can be and are here to help in any possible way we can. Whether you’ve been seen at our office before or are a new patient, we will be happy to accommodate you on an emergency basis so you can get the quick care you need. We are able to provide treatment for a wide range of dental emergencies including:
- Knocked out or cracked tooth
- Extreme dental pain and toothaches
- Abscessed teeth and dental infections
- Orthodontic emergencies
- Pediatric dental emergencies
- Broken or dislocated jaw
- Many other emergency cases
What to Do During a Dental Emergency
During a dental emergency, the best course of action is always to seek the immediate help or advice of a medical professional. If an emergency is severe, especially if a large amount of blood loss has occurred, then you should seek immediate medical attention from a hospital or call 911. If the case is less severe, here are some actions you can take that may be able to help you preserve a tooth:
- Knocked-out tooth – If a tooth has been knocked-out, it’s important to keep it moist. This can be accomplished by placing the tooth in milk, putting it between the cheek and gums, or using an ADA approved tooth preservation kit. Then, get to a dentist’s office as soon as possible.
- Cracked tooth – For a tooth that has been cracked or fractured, avoid chewing on the affected side and extreme hot or cold. Call for an urgent evaluation to be seen for possible further treatment.
- Swelling or infection – If you’re experiencing dental pain or swelling in the face, it may be possible that you have an infection. In this case, it’s best to stay in an upright position and drink plenty of fluids. Schedule an appointment for the same day if possible, or next day at the latest. For severe pain or infections, seek emergency treatment.
Get Professional Advice
Do you need advice on a dental health-related matter or have a dental emergency? Contact our Rolla office to speak to us. If you need immediate care, we will help you find the soonest appointment time available and may even be able to get you seen by one of our dentists right away. Call now to be connected.