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Dental Emergencies

What Counts as a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency is characterized as any oral condition that causes you acute pain that can not be handled alone. This entails dental injuries such as teeth that in an accident have been knocked-out or loosened. Cracked or otherwise broken teeth and severely painful toothaches are often part of emergency conditions. Damaged or incomplete dental work may also be treated with prompt treatment, such as a crown or filling. Not sure if you have an emergency? Call us at 903-884-2321, and your needs are addressed by our professional staff!

The most obvious category of emergencies includes oral injuries, such as a cracked, chipped, damaged, or knocked-out tooth. However, there are many other things that count as emergencies, such as a painful, prolonged toothache, a pulled-out or damaged piece of dental work (like a filling), or even a piece of food or debris that is stuck between your teeth and won’t come out.

As a general rule of thumb, you are experiencing a dental emergency if you are in pain and discomfort, and you do not know how to treat your issue on your own. It is important to come to see our doctor for an appointment right away if you think you are having a dental emergency for the best chance of saving your tooth and avoiding more costly treatment down the road.

Here are few steps to take to achieve the best 
the possible result if you’re unsure how to treat dental emergency:

Create an immediate appointment: Based on the specifics of the oral problem, you should be treated within 1-12 hours of having a dental emergency with the best outcome. Create an appointment right away with Omaha Family Dental, or stop for a walk-in session at our office.

Recover your tooth or dental work. When you have lost a tooth, do your hardest to regain it. Using warm water to gently clean it and replace it in the socket. To conserve the pulp before your appointment, you may also place it in a cup of milk. If appropriate, dental work such as a lining or crown can also be returned and taken to your appointment.

Treating bleeding, pain, and irritation- Bleeding should be treated with clean gauze or cotton balls which should subside within an hour or two. Try attending urgent care or emergency department whether you are bleeding heavily, or for more than 4 hours. Treat ibuprofen or acetaminophen for discomfort. Remember that aspirin should NOT be used so good blood clotting will prevent it.

Get expert treatment- After you have dealt with bleeding, suffering, and swelling, come to Dr. Rehan for emergency care. He’ll tell you what you need to know about your choices for treatment and help you make an educated dental health decision.

Totally! At Omaha Family Dental, we realize the dental crises are frequently excruciating and never helpful. That is the reason we give a valiant effort to consider our to be at the earliest opportunity. We offer same-day, early morning, and end of the week arrangements to make dental consideration as helpful as feasible for our patients, even in crises. On the off chance that you need a crisis arrangement, call us at 903-884-2321 so we can plan for your visit. In any case, we additionally acknowledge walk-ins at our office. Our location is 607 Ray Jacobs Omaha, Texas 75571

First, recover the tooth. Grab it by the crown (top) not by the fragile root (bottom). Rinse it off with warm water, if necessary, and gently put it back into the socket or into a baggie of cold milk. Call us and come to our office as soon as you can.

A knocked-out tooth must be re-implanted and splinted within 1-2 hours for it to survive. If you wait longer than this, it will begin to die, and we may not be able to save it. Don’t delay. Come to see our doctor as soon as you can.

Emergency dental care is critical because it gets you out of pain, restores your tooth, ensures that your mouth is healthy, and prevents further complications. If you ignore your toothache or any other oral issue, it will only become worse and require more invasive, costly treatment down the road. Getting help from an emergency dentist as soon as possible gives us the best chance of saving your tooth. It also allows you to get relief from your pain and discomfort, and get back to your day-to-day life more quickly.

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Omaha Dental Clinic

Phone: 903-884-2321
Address:  607 Ray Jacobs Omaha, Texas 75571

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