leawood dental emergencies

When you suffer from a dental emergency, this means damage to your teeth or even teeth that have been knocked loose or out. Without treatment, this could lead to discomfort and even the risk of tooth loss. But your Leawood, KS, dentist can help with emergency dental care, and you can help ease discomfort until we can see you!

Common Issues That Need Immediate Attention

What is a dental emergency? We consider any injury or discomfort in our teeth and gums that isn’t life threatening to be a dental emergency. You should contact us right away, even outside of normal business hours, so we can reach out to schedule a time to see you and provide treatment. Examples include cracked or chipped teeth, sudden toothaches, objects caught between the teeth that floss can’t remove, or teeth that have been knocked loose or out completely. A filling or crown that has become loose or fallen out is also cause for immediate concern.

Treating Your Discomfort

When an injury first occurs, be sure you rinse with warm water and use cloth or gauze to control any bleeding. You can take an over-the-counter pain reliever too. If you can, recover any pieces of your tooth and bring them with you to the office. If the tooth is knocked out completely, then pick it up by the crown, never the root, and place it in a glass of milk or salt water, and bring it with you to the office. If any object is caught between your teeth, never use anything but floss to try and dislodge it. If a restoration has been compromised, then be sure you avoid very hot or cold foods and drinks, or items high in sugar, as the exposed tooth will be very sensitive.

Dental Emergency Care

Our team will closely examine your smile and offer care to restore a knocked-out or loosened tooth. We can repair damaged teeth with bonding or even a custom crown, and can remove any trapped objects. If you have sudden pain, we can find out if you have a cavity or infection that needs treatment. We can also replace any missing restorations too. To help lower the risk of injuries, if you play full contact sports talk to our team about a custom mouthguard to provide a greater level of protection. If you have any questions about our approach to treating dental emergencies or preventing them, then contact our team today. We want to help you and your family enjoy your best smiles!

Do You Need to Schedule an Emergency Appointment?

We want to help you avoid the major complications of an injured tooth. Call Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS by calling (913)681-5500 to learn more about our approach to emergency dentistry!