Emergency Dentistry Provides the Urgent Treatment You Need
Emergency Dental Services FAQs
There’s no way to plan for a dental emergency, whether you suffer an accident, older dental work fails, or a severe toothache arises. The doctors at H and M Family Dentistry in Aurora, CO, will do what they can to accommodate your emergency. Contact the office by phone at 303-353-9611 or online as soon as possible if a dental emergency occurs, and we will attempt to schedule you with an emergency dentist.
What constitutes a dental emergency?
If you’re in severe discomfort or pain due to any problem with your teeth or mouth, it’s potentially a dental emergency. There are some obvious emergencies, such as oral facial trauma that causes broken or missing teeth, typically accompanied by extensive bleeding from the soft tissue. Other emergencies may be less obvious, such as when the onset of a toothache grows over several hours.
Severe toothaches are an emergency, since the severity of the pain may bring your daily life to a halt. Signs of infection that accompany tooth pain or discomfort are significant as well. If you have an abscess forming at the root area of the tooth, you may experience fever along with discomfort or pain.
Bleeding without damage to any teeth may be an emergency if your intervention at home doesn’t slow the rate of bleeding. Having a foreign object stuck between your teeth may be uncomfortable or painful, and if you can’t dislodge the object with dental floss, then this too may be a dental emergency.
The most common symptoms and services including, but not limited to:
- Tooth Fracture (Cracked tooth)
- Facial Trauma
- Tooth pain
- Knocked out permanent tooth
- Wisdom tooth extraction
- Root Canal Therapy
- Dental Trauma management
What should I do if I have a dental emergency?
Contact H and M Family Dentistry immediately. Patients with emergencies can often be seen immediately during office hours. If your emergency is after hours, follow the instructions provided by the answering service.
If your emergency includes a tooth that’s knocked out, retrieve the tooth and keep it with you and keep it moist at all times. If you can, put the tooth back in the socket without touching the root. If you can’t do that, instead place it in between your cheek and gums. You can also put it in milk. Then contact our dental office right away for possible reimplantation.
If you have a cracked tooth, rinse your mouth with warm water to help clean the area. If you have any swelling, keep the swelling down by applying a cold compresses to your face.
If you bite your tongue or lip, clean the area gently with water and then apply a cold compress.
If you have a toothache, rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it out. Then gently use floss to remove any food caught between your teeth.
If you think you have a dental emergency, please contact H and M Family Dentistry immediately. Patients with emergencies can often be seen immediately during office hours. If your emergency is after hours, follow the instructions provided by the answering service.