We’re Your Source for Emergency Dentistry in Grants Pass
By their very nature, no one can see a dental emergency coming. You’re outside running, and all of a sudden, you take a fall and one of your teeth is knocked out. Or, you’re simply eating when your dentures come apart, making speaking and chewing practically impossible. In these situations, you need to act fast, so if you ever find yourself in the middle of a dental emergency, make sure you always do one thing first: call Premier Care Dental.
Dr. Barratt and our team have handled countless emergencies over the years, so when you call in with one, we’ll immediately spring into action. We’ll be ready to offer advice, first-aid tips, and even same-day urgent care if needed. If you’re in pain, we’ll do whatever we can to relieve it as quickly as possible. Now, should the unexpected ever happen to you or a loved one’s smile, you have a plan. Just give us a call, and we’ll take care of you.
Common Dental Emergencies
Premier Care Dental is able to help with the following dental emergencies and more:
- Knocked out teeth
- Partially dislodged teeth
- Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
- Severe toothache
- Object stuck between the teeth
- Damaged dental work (fillings, crowns bridges, dentures, implants)
- Injury to the lips, gums, or jaw
- Pain or swelling in the face
If you are unsure whether or not your situation is a dental emergency, go ahead and give us a call, and we’ll be happy to let you know what you should do next.
Dental Emergency Tips
If you experience a dental emergency, be sure to follow these tips in the time before you can make it to our office:
- In the case of a damaged or knocked out tooth, try to find the tooth, touching only the crown, and rinse it off with warm water.
- Attempt to place the tooth back into its socket and hold it there until you can see us. If this isn’t possible, place the tooth in a container of milk or saltwater.
- Try to come see us as quickly as possible. The sooner we see you, the more likely we’ll be able to save/replant your natural tooth.
- Use a cold compress to lessen any pain or swelling.
- A clean rag and firm pressure can reduce bleeding.
- Take an over-the-counter medication if necessary, but avoid aspirin as this could make bleeding worse.
- If you sustain any broken bones in addition to your dental injury or can’t stop bleeding after 10 minutes, head straight to your local emergency room first.
How to Avoid a Dental Emergency
In a perfect world, emergency dentistry wouldn’t be necessary, but unfortunately, we don’t live in that world! However, there are a few simple things you can do to lower your chances of needing to make an unexpected dental visit:
- Wear a mouthguard when playing sports (contact or otherwise!).
- Avoid chewing on extremely hard things like ice, rock candies, etc.
- Don’t use your teeth to open bottles or packages.
- Come see us for regular checkups and cleanings. In many cases, a dental emergency is the result of a small problem being ignored for a long time, so with routine appointments, we can keep this from happening to you!