General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Denver, CO
Dental emergencies happen when you least expect them, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare yourself for when they do. At RiNo Dental in Denver, Colorado, our team provides emergency dentistry services for these unexpected surprises. From broken teeth to sudden tooth pain, the team at RiNo Dental makes your dental emergency their top priority. Call the office or schedule a visit online to learn more.
Emergency Dentistry Q&A
What is emergency dentistry?
Emergency dentistry is a type of oral health care that focuses on dental problems requiring urgent treatment. In emergencies, seeking immediate care can be the difference between losing a tooth and saving it. That’s why it’s important to choose a dentist that offers emergency services.
The team at RiNo Dental offers same-day appointments for dental emergencies, so you never have to wait for treatment.
How do I know if I need emergency dentistry?
It might be hard to know when it’s time to seek emergency care. The team at RiNo Dental encourages you to call the office right away if you notice any sudden changes to your oral health, such as:
- Cracked or broken teeth
- A badly chipped tooth
- Sudden tooth pain
- An abscessed tooth
- Lost crowns or fillings
- Knocked-out teeth
- Soft tissue lacerations
If you have a severe dental concern, such as a visibly broken jaw or a mouth wound that won’t stop bleeding, you should go straight to the emergency room.
What should I do if I need emergency dentistry?
The first step in any dental emergency is calling the team at RiNo Dental. If you can’t make it to the office right away, there are measures you can take to preserve your oral health for:
If you have a knocked-out tooth, pick it up by the crown and gently rinse away any debris. Try to reinsert the tooth back into its socket and carefully bite down to hold it in place. If you can’t reinsert the tooth due to swelling, store it in a glass of milk until your emergency appointment.
It’s not always possible to find broken tooth fragments. If you can, however, store the broken pieces in a small container or baggie until your appointment. Your gums and face may feel swollen, but a cold compress can help reduce pain and inflammation in the meantime.
Severe tooth pain
A sudden toothache isn’t always a cause for concern. Sometimes, tooth pain happens when you have debris or food particles lodged between your teeth. Try to floss and rinse your mouth to remove any debris. If you’re still experiencing tooth pain, you may have a tooth infection or severe decay.
Call the team at RiNo Dental to schedule an emergency visit and try to relax in the meantime. If you need it, take an anti-inflammatory painkiller and use a cold compress to reduce swelling.
To learn more about emergency dentistry, call RiNo Dental or book an appointment online today.