We’re a Phone Call Away!
If you are having a dental 911, we are here to help. Whether it’s a sudden toothache or a chipped tooth due to an accident, you can always reach out to us for immediate assistance. Before heading to the ER for severe dental pain, give us a call first! Our team is expertly trained to handle urgent dental needs and can work you into our schedule same-day.
Common Dental Emergencies
We’ve seen it all and empathize that dental emergencies are no fun. Our goal is to get your teeth back in shape ASAP by alleviating the pain and fixing the problem. Below we’ve listed our most common dental emergencies and some tips to help get you through before you head into the Ashford Pointe Dental office:
Many toothaches result because a piece of food is simply stuck between the teeth. Rinse and floss around the tooth as a first action. If that doesn’t help, a cavity or crack in the enamel might be the cause. Take an over-the-counter medicine, apply a cold compress to the face, and come see us as soon as you can.
Knocked out tooth
Recover the tooth, without touching the root, and gently rinse with water. Place the tooth under the tongue. This will keep it alive so we can replant it later. Try to come see us within an hour or so of the accident — this gives us the best possible chance of saving the tooth.
Find as many pieces of the tooth that you can, and bring them to our office. Use a cold compress to reduce any swelling, and cover the remaining tooth so it doesn’t accidentally cut the inside of the mouth. You can use sugar-free gum to do this.
Rinse off the restoration with some water, and try to place it back onto your tooth. If it keeps falling off, a dab of toothpaste should help. Avoid chewing with that part of your mouth until you can visit us.