Emergencies can happen,
Kvinsland Dentistry will be here for you.
Hopefully you will never need an emergency appointment, but should a situation arise Kvinsland Dentistry is here for you.
Same day Emergency Dental Care can encompass many situations, from tooth damage or broken dentures, to severe tooth pain, swollen gums and infections. Regardless of the situation, call us immediately. Please be sure to let us know it is an emergency and the nature of your problem. We will do our best to see you that day and/or prescribe prescription-strength analgesic until you can come into the office.
Each emergency situation is different, our goal is to treat as much of the situation as possible the same day. If additional work is needed, you will have a clearly defined plan for what needs to be done and a timeline. We strive to ensure that you leave feeling better.
Dental emergencies are never convenient—same day emergency treatment with Kvinsland Dentistry will ensure that your problem is taken care of quickly, efficiently, and professionally.
Tips for Dealing with Dental Emergencies
Bitten Lip or Tongue
Gently clean the area with a clean cloth and apply a cold pack to reduce any swelling. If the bleeding doesn’t stop, visit the nearest hospital emergency room.
First, rinse your mouth with warm water, gently cleaning the surfaces. Follow up by gently using dental floss or another type of interdental cleaner, such as a flosser or special wooden or plastic pick or brush, making sure that any food or debris is not caught between the teeth. Do not put aspirin or other painkiller against the gums, it may burn the gum tissue. It is ok to use a cold compress, but do NOT use a heat pack, as it will encourage the infection to spread. Call us for an appointment.
Broken or Knocked Out Tooth
Time is the most important determinate of a successful re-implantation of a tooth. The most important thing is to remain calm, follow the following steps, and call us immediately.
If you have the tooth and it appears to be intact:
- You should attempt to insert it back into its socket and then contact us immediately.
- Rinse the tooth gently before inserting it.
- Try not to touch or remove any biologic material from the root surface.
- If you have difficulty re-inserting the tooth, place it in a glass of milk.
- Contact us immediately, after hours contact information will be on our message.
If the tooth is missing or shattered:
- Gather as many of the fragments of the tooth as you can, place it in a glass of milk, and call us immediately.
- If the tooth is missing, call us immediately.
If the tooth is chipped or displaced (crooked):
- Try to assess if the person can bite correctly.
- Always call to be on the safe side.