If you think you or a loved one is experiencing a dental emergency, don’t delay. Contact Crossroads Family Dental at 405-384-7933 right away for comprehensive, quality care. Our team will help you get the care you need as soon as possible.
If you believe you have a dental emergency, you can’t wait. No matter the problem, professional medical help should be your first priority if you want to get out of pain and save your smile.
That’s why our team at Crossroads Family Dentistry offers same-day emergency dentistry in Oklahoma City. From dental bonding to repairing a cracked tooth with a dental crown, we’re here to help as best we can.
What is a Dental Emergency?
Any dental problem that requires immediate care, such as saving a lost or damaged tooth or stopping ongoing oral bleeding, is considered a dental emergency. It’s always best to seek professional help as soon as possible, so we can help with the pain without causing further damage. Examples of dental emergencies are as follows:
- severe dental pain
- loosened or dislodged crown
- chipped, cracked, or broken tooth
- dental trauma
- knocked out or loosened tooth
- broken denture
- bitten or cut lip or tongue -trapped object between teeth
- painful abscess in the gums or mouth
What should I do in a Dental Emergency?
The first step should always be to call our office or notify a friend to call and take you to the dentist. Once that is done, the next step depends on the emergency, here are our suggestions for each different emergency:
Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth: Place the unattached tooth in cold whole milk to preserve it and keep it hydrated before replacement. Rinse mouth gently with warm water and gently apply a cold press to reduce swelling.
Knocked-out tooth: Clean the root of the tooth by holding it at the tip of the crown and rinsing it gently. Be careful not to remove any tissue fragments. If the tooth cannot be placed and held gently in its socket, submerge the tooth in cold whole milk and take your tooth to the dentist within 30 minutes of the accident.
Bitten tongue or cut lip: Clean softly with cloth and apply cold press for swelling. When bleeding has subsided, rinse with warm salt water, or seek emergency services if bleeding continues.
Loose or dislodged crown: Local pharmacy dental cement can be used to place the crown temporarily, but patients must seek the help of a dentist in the matter of a few days. A crown may dislodge if caries or dental decay exist beneath the restoration.
Toothaches: Rinse with warm water and floss to remove any trapped food particles between the teeth. If this is too painful, or if there is any facial swelling or pus, seek dental assistance as soon as possible. For other cavities, inserting a small piece of cotton soaked in olive cloves may relieve some discomfort.
Our team at Crossroads Family Dental in Oklahoma City has successfully treated many cases of dental emergencies over the last thirty years. Whatever your dental emergency, our highly experienced and skilled staff are here to alleviate your pain quickly and use all the benefits of our in-house technology to provide you care right away. We always prioritize dental emergencies, so you can rest assured that you’ll get the care you need when you need it. If you have any questions regarding a dental emergency in Oklahoma City, Moore, or any close district, call (405) 384-7933.