Protecting An Injured Tooth Before Emergency Treatment

Because our Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office makes emergency dental appointments available, we can minimize the time you have to spend with an injured or aching tooth. Unfortunately, we have no way to teleport our patients to the office, so you will still have to find your way to our practice before a problem can be addressed. It is important that you take care to avoid situations that might lead to more dental damage, as this can lead to more discomfort and change the way your treatment must be approached. It can be particularly important to keep a tooth safe if it has been knocked out. The way you handle it can potentially impact your dentist’s ability to safely put it back in place.

Emergency Work Can Cut Out A Frustrating Wait For Care

Waiting for dental work while your tooth hurts, or while it has suffered noteworthy damage, can be frustrating. It can also put you at greater risk for complications that worsen the tooth’s health and/or appearance. With this in mind, it should be easy to see why our practice makes emergency dental visits available to patients! You can spend less time in pain, you have less time to potentially hurt your tooth, and you can see to it that your smile is fully restored with less wait thanks to these short notice appointments.

Caring For Your Tooth Until Your Appointment

Before you are able to seek treatment, take care to protect your tooth from further harm if it is chipped or cracked. You may want to take an over the counter pain reliever to help with discomfort before you arrive. If the tooth feels loose, but it remains in place, do what you can to safely keep it secure, but be careful not to aggravate it, as you could wind up causing it to loosen further, or fall out! Once your tooth is restored with a dental crown, you can count on it to provide biting and chewing pressure again.

Safely Transporting A Lost Tooth

While it is not always possible to save a tooth that has been knocked out, it may be possible if the problem is addressed in time, and if the tooth is properly transported. If you need to clean it off, be careful not to remove organic matter that is still present. Make sure you only touch it by its crown when you pick it up and carry it. When you move it, you can carry it in milk to keep it from drying.

Dr. Browne Can Help Patients In Need Of Emergency Dental Treatment

At our Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office, Dr. Browne recognizes that some problems call for attention as soon as possible – because of this, we do provide emergency appointments for patients. To find out more about our general and emergency services, call our Prairie Village, KS dental practice at 913-901-8585.