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What to do in a Dental Emergency

December 19, 2015
Posted By: Anthony Bartels, DDS and staff
Dental Emergency in Jonesboro AR, Dr. Anthony Bartels, DDS

It can be difficult to realize when you are having a dental emergency, especially when it doesn’t seem like the issue needs to be treated right away. Yet, it is important to know what is considered a dental emergency and what to do when you find yourself experiencing one. Dr. Anthony Bartels and his team offer the best in emergency dental care in the Jonesboro, AR area by offering same day appointments and fast pain relief to their patients.

Dental Emergencies

Broken or lost tooth – Even though children and adults who play sports wear mouth guards it is still possible for them to break a tooth, or have one knocked out. When this happens, it is important to try and locate the broken or dislodged tooth. If the missing tooth cannot be placed back into the socket, put it in milk to keep the root from dying and avoid rinsing it since this can remove important tissue. Call your dentist and try to schedule an appointment the same day.

Broken filling or crown – Most of the time if a filling or crown comes lose, it causes severe pain because the root of your tooth may be exposed. Yet, even if you don’t have pain, it is still good to see your dentist as soon as possible and to avoid eating until you do so. Food can get stuck in the exposed tooth and cause more damage and infection.

Extreme pain – Even if you don’t think your pain is an emergency, we do. Severe decay is the most common cause of tooth pain and will need a follow up appointment to be repaired, yet coming in for an emergency visit will allow us to determine the issue and at least stop the pain until your next appointment.

Same Day Appointments

It is always best to see your dentist as soon as possible when you are experiencing a dental concern, yet it is also important that you recognize what a dental emergency looks like just in case, so you can get treatment as soon as possible. Waiting too long to see your dentist during a dental emergency can result in further damage to your oral health which is why we offer same day appointments and make ourselves available when you need us most. If you are in the Jonesboro, AR area and are experiencing a dental emergency, or would like more information on emergency dental care, please contact our office today!

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