Do you accept Emergencies?
Yes. We accept emergencies and never want you to experience pain. Call the office of Dr. Anthony Bartels at (870) 932-9911 if you think you have a dental emergency. Some of the most common emergencies are listed below.
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 us right away.
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.