What To Do In A Dental Emergency

woman suffering from toothache

If you have a sudden dental emergency, you may feel unsure about how to proceed. By putting together a game plan ahead of time, you can help ease the anxiety of seeking treatment. For your convenience, we operate outside of standard business hours to offer emergency dental services. Instead of waiting until your next checkup or cleaning, call us right away if you chip, break, or knock out one of your teeth. We also respond to serious toothaches at a moment’s notice. This symptom can indicate a dangerous infection that could reach other parts of your body without prompt removal. Understanding where to seek treatment can provide comfort as you deal with this unexpected event

At your Prairie Village, KS, dental office, we know that sudden injuries can happen when you least expect them. If you suffer a sporting accident or similar trauma, we can provide care to get your pain under control and stop the damage from continuing. After responding to the immediate effects of your accident, we can discuss restorative and cosmetic procedures to help return your smile’s beauty and function.

Treatment For A Knocked-Out Tooth

If an accident knocks out one of your teeth, it may be possible to save it if you act quickly. Begin by collecting the tooth by its crown, and remember to never the root. Rinse the tooth of any debris and attempt to place it back in the socket. Hold your mouth closed until you can attend an emergency appointment.

If you believe your injury to be life-threatening or have bleeding that will not stop, first call 911 or head to the emergency department of your nearest hospital. Otherwise, call our office and arrange for an appointment as soon as possible.

Prosthetic Replacement For Missing Teeth

If we are unsuccessful at saving your original tooth, we will suggest a prosthodontic replacement to return the appearance and function of your smile. We could place a dental implant that mimics your missing tooth’s root to hold a prosthetic replica above your gumline. With a lifelike dental crown, you can regain your bite in short order. Because your dental implant stimulates your jawbone by transferring the force of your bite, you continue to maintain your facial structure after tooth loss. Without replacement, your bone risks shrinking without proper stimulus.

Call Us Right Now To Respond To Your Dental Emergency

Do not wait to organize your visit whenever a dental emergency occurs. To find out more about how we treat this and other emergency conditions, please contact your Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office at 913-901-8585. Our office is located on the southwest corner of 75th and State Line at the Crossroads of Prairie Village, Waldo, Brookside, Mission Hills, Leawood, and Overland Park.