Dental emergencies come in two main types: ones that occur suddenly due to an accident, and others that develop slowly over time. Regardless of whichever one you might find yourself in, you only need to do one thing to get immediate help: call Summit Boulevard Dental.
When you contact us with an emergency, our team will be ready to offer advice, give first-aid tips, and even provide same-day care if necessary. We strive to see our emergency patients as quickly as possible so that no one is ever left waiting in pain. When you need help with your teeth FAST, you can always rely on us to be there when you need us the most.
Even if you are unsure whether or not your situation is an emergency, go ahead and give us a call, and we’ll let you know if you should come see us or not.
For instances of a broken, dislodged, or knocked out tooth, be sure to follow these steps after you have called Summit Boulevard Dental:
A very painful toothache can seemingly pop up out of nowhere, but when one does, it needs immediate attention, as it could indicate that you have a serious infection. Here are some tips on how to handle the situation on your own until you’re able to come see us:
Thanks to the team of specialists here at Summit Boulevard Dental, no matter what emergency comes through our doors, we’re able to handle it with speed and expertise. Our dentists have years of experience managing all kinds of situations, enabling them to stay calm and cool even during the most stressful situations. They also have access to some of the most advanced dental technology available, helping them provide fast and comfortable care in the most efficient way possible.
Dental emergencies can be scary, and most people are unprepared for them. That’s why, for your convenience, your dentist in Reno has gathered some common emergency questions to help you out in an urgent situation.
First, let half a teaspoon of salt dissolve in a glass of water. Swish that mixture around in your mouth and then spit it out. That can often dislodge any object that is causing you pain. If that doesn’t work, then gently use some dental floss. NEVER use a sharp object like a toothpick, as that could lacerate the soft tissues in your mouth or even damage your tooth. If the object still doesn’t come out, call your emergency dentist in Reno instead.
Most of the time, no, it won’t. Unlike certain medical issues, dental problems will not get better if you ignore them. On the contrary, they will usually worsen. A good rule of thumb to remember is that healthy teeth generally do not hurt. If you are experiencing a toothache, the best thing to do is contact us as soon as you can. In the meantime, you can take OTC pain relievers, but don’t put off treatment. Your toothache might be the result of an infection that could get worse the longer you ignore it.
This question is hard to answer without first examining your individual case. If your toothache is due to an infection in the pulp (or inside layer) of the tooth, there is a chance that we will need to perform root canal therapy to remove the infected pulp. If you know that you have had a cavity in your aching tooth for a while, root canal therapy may be needed. Again, the best way to know for sure is to come visit us to examine the source of your tooth pain.
Much like when an adult tooth becomes dislodged, it’s best to keep the tooth moist and contact us immediately. You can keep the tooth wet by placing it between the cheek and gums, or holding it in a container of saltwater or milk. When you and your child visit us, we can figure out whether the whole tooth came out, or just a portion of it. If it’s the former, we’ll determine whether the tooth can or should be reimplanted. If the whole tooth is out and cannot be placed back in, we may need to put a spacer in the gap to prevent the remaining baby teeth from shifting and filling in the gap themselves.