There are a variety of situations that may require an emergency dentist. You need to be prepared and know what to do, and when to call Reflection Ridge Dental.
It’s summer and people play hard, which increases the risk of knocking out teeth. If your tooth is knocked out, follow these steps:
Sometimes crowns will break or pull off the tooth. If this happens, your tooth could become sensitive to the touch, hot, or cold. You are also at a greater risk for infection. It’s essential to contact one of our dentists right away to avoid further damage to the tooth or the nerves. Missing fillings are like broken crowns. Missing fillings can expose your tooth’s roots and cause extreme pain and infection and must be treated right away.
A tooth abscess is also a dental emergency. In these cases, the infection has set into the tooth. Abscesses can cause fever, swelling on the face or gums, sensitivity to hot or cold, and pain. Abscesses can be potentially life-threatening if not treated appropriately and quickly. Don’t waste time, contact Reflection Ridge Dental if you suspect you have an abscess.
A persistent, unexplained toothache is also a reason to reach out to the dentist. Constant pain and swelling indicate a bigger issue that should be diagnosed immediately. If you experience tooth pain, there are steps you can take to help. First, apply a cold compress to your mouth where the ache is. Then rinse your mouth with salt water and use an over-the-counter medication such as Orajel to help with the pain. Call the dental team at Reflection Ridge immediately.
If you’re experiencing a dental issue like any of those above, it’s important to get to the dentist right away. Many of these issues are not only painful but can lead to more other problems if not treated right away. Contact the Reflection Ridge Dental team at 316-721-2024 if you need an emergency dentist in Wichita KS. Our team of doctors is ready to help you feel better, fast.