You can count on Caring Smiles whenever an unexpected dental emergency comes up. We will care for you promptly with effective emergency dentistry. Dental emergencies are stressful and scary situations. Don’t wait around in discomfort or pain. Call us at 970-446-8637 right away and we will help you solve your problem. We’re here to help!
Types of Dental Emergencies
Not sure what counts as a dental emergency? What should you do when you have a dental emergency? Here are some of the most common problems needing emergency dentistry and how to take care of them.
Rinse the area with warm salt water and gently floss to remove anything stuck between your teeth. You can take an over-the-counter pain reliever but make sure not to apply it directly to your teeth or gums. If the area is swollen, apply a cold compress. Contact our office to schedule an appointment to resolve the cause of the toothache.
Chipped or Cracked Tooth
Rinse with warm water. If there is swelling, apply a cold compress to your face, near the damaged area. Call us right away office to schedule an appointment to evaluate and fix the broken tooth.
Knocked Out Tooth
If the tooth is whole, carefully pick it up by the crown (the biting part of the tooth) and rinse it gently in water. Take care not to brush the tooth, scrub the tooth, or handle it unnecessarily. Holding the tooth by the crown, try to gently reinsert it into the socket. If this does not work then hold the tooth under your tongue, place it between your cheek and gums, or transport it in a cup of milk. Visit us ASAP! Time is of the essence!
Object Caught Between Teeth
Gently try to remove the object with floss. Do not use any sharp or pointy tools. If you can’t completely remove the object, contact us.