While pain relievers like aspirin can bring some relief after a tooth injury, you may suffer from significant discomfort until that injury is addressed by your dentist. At our Prairie Village, KS dental office, we make emergency dental services available for our patients when they have an urgent need for care. Cutting out a waiting period for professional services can be important for saving a badly damaged tooth. In some cases, prompt care can even lead to a dislodged tooth being saved! Emergency care can also be important because it means your discomfort can be managed without an unpleasant delay.
Taking Care Of Your Tooth Before You Reach Our Office
Before you reach our practice, there are steps you can take to help you manage pain, and to avoid further aggravating your injury. Over the counter relievers are capable of making your discomfort manageable, at least until you reach the dentist’s office. You can also use a cold compress or ice pack to reduce pain. Be careful about putting pressure on an injured tooth – in fact, you should try to avoid eating or drinking until you are treated if the damage is serious.
If your tooth is dislodged, and cannot be set back in place, only touch its crown. To keep it moist as you travel, keep it in a small container of milk when you travel for your appointment. While some lost teeth cannot be saved even with emergency treatment, proper precautions make its successful return more likely.
Prompt Care Can Make It Easier To Save An Injured Tooth
In cases where a tooth is seriously cracked or broken, there is a possibility that an infection can occur. Dealing with this problem can call for a root canal procedure, where your dentist will carefully remove damaged and infected tissues before sealing your pulp. When this service is promptly provided, you can enjoy relief from pain sooner, and also have your tooth restored with a crown. Putting off care can allow an infection to grow serious – eventually, bacteria can travel through the tooth’s root and create new problems for you!
We Use Lifelike Restorations When Treating Dental Emergencies
Whenever a patient comes to us for emergency dental work, we are ready to provide more than just the restoration of their oral health. We can place a modern, tooth-colored dental crown on an injured tooth in order to restore its appearance, and avoid long-term discomfort with your smile. In cases where a crown is not needed, a dental bonding treatment can cover up any superficial chips or cracks that affect a tooth.
Dr. Browne Provides Emergency Dental Care You Can Count On
At our Prairie Village, KS dental practice, we are ready to offer emergency dental services for our patients. With prompt care, you can spend less time in pain, and have your smile restored without a frustrating delay! To learn more or to schedule a visit with Dr. Browne, contact our office today at (913) 901-8585.