Emergency Dentist – Glenpool, OK
Fast Relief for Dental Pain
A dental emergency can happen to anyone, and it rarely occurs at a convenient time. That’s why Complete Cosmetic Care Dentistry is available any day at any time to ease your pain and protect your health, whether it’s an infection or a tooth that’s been injured while playing sports. As soon as you realize you have a dental emergency, contact us right away, and we’ll see you as soon as possible.
How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
Some dental emergencies are the result of a sudden physical accident while others are the ultimate result of poor oral hygiene. It’s important to know what to do during a particular emergency so that you can give yourself the best chance of keeping your smile whole.
The pain might be caused by some food getting stuck between your teeth; brush and floss thoroughly before ruling out that possibility. You should call your emergency dentist in Glenpool right away if the pain is severe and lasts longer than a couple of days. You might need a root canal to treat your toothache.
Save any large broken pieces. You can use over the counter medication to control and pain, and a cold compress should help keep any swelling down. If there’s a jagged edge that could cut or irritate the soft tissues in your mouth, cover it with dental wax. We’ll save and repair a broken tooth whenever we can, although you might require an extraction if the damage is too severe.
We’ll need to try and replant the tooth within an hour. Find it quickly and pick it up by the crown (as opposed to the root). Rinse it off and try to put it back in its socket; if you can’t, keep it in your cheek or a glass of milk to preserve it until you can get to our practice.
You can try and put a lost crown back in place by using dental cement. This is only a temporary solution until your appointment. The tooth that lost a crown or filling will likely be weakened and/or sensitive, so avoid using it to chew.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
- Practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing at least twice a day. Don’t forget your regular checkups and cleanings with Complete Cosmetic Care Dentistry; we can find tooth decay and gum disease in their early stages before they become real emergencies.
- If you play sports or grind your teeth, ask us for a customized mouthguard.
- Don’t chew on overly hard foods like ice or peppermints.
- Avoid using your teeth to open packages of any kinds.
The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
Some emergencies can be treated with prescription antibiotics, and others might require advanced procedures. As such, the cost of your emergency visit will depend on the circumstances. We’ll make sure we fully understand your situation before creating an accurate and reliable price estimate for you.