Dental emergencies are rare but accidents can – and do – happen. If you find yourself in need of an emergency dentist, we’re here to help you through this difficult time.
In the event of a dental emergency, call us straight away (208-449-0414). Keep this number handy and you won’t have to frantically search online for “emergency dentist near me”! If, for any reason, you’re unable to reach our practice, call 911.
For your peace of mind, we can guarantee that if you need an emergency dentist, we will do our utmost to ensure you’re treated as soon as possible. Meanwhile, our emergency dentist service team can advise you on how to take care of yourself in the lead-up to your emergency appointment.
A dental emergency is any issue that needs immediate attention from an emergency dentist to halt persistent bleeding, save a tooth or relieve severe pain. Soft tissue injuries such as damage to the cheeks, lips
Typical cases that our emergency dentist handles include:
Indications that you may need treatment from our emergency dentist include:
Seeking prompt treatment from our experienced emergency dentist will give you the best chance of avoiding irreparable damage. However, there are measures you can take yourself to ease your discomfort until you can get to our dentist.
Our emergency dentist offers the following advice.
Keep the tooth but avoid handling the root. Try gently putting it back in place. If this doesn’t work, put the tooth in a small container of milk. The best chance of saving your tooth is if it’s reinserted by our emergency dentist within an hour.
Rinse your mouth with warm water. Apply a cold compress to the outside of your mouth. Staunch any bleeding with gauze, and take over-the-counter pain relief.
Take anti-inflammatory over-the-counter medication such as ibuprofen to reduce swelling and ease
If you bite or burn your tongue badly, it can become infected and bleed. Suck on an ice cube. Pack the area with gauze to lessen bleeding.
Severe facial swelling can indicate a serious infection of a tooth, gums or bone. This can spread to other areas of your body, including vital organs. A severe infection or abscess in the mouth can be life-threatening and you need to immediately see our emergency dentist, who may be able to perform the first stage of a root canal.
Emergency dentists provide temporary relief in urgent cases of infection or acute pain and facial injury that has impacted teeth.
This can entail:
Whatever your dental emergency, it’s almost certain you’ll need a follow-up appointment.
Please note: if you’ve suffered an injury to your neck or head alongside dental trauma, we recommend you visit the emergency room or see your general physician first.
You can help to avoid dental emergencies by:
In most instances, dental emergencies are much less serious than other medical crises. However, a dental emergency can still be a stressful ordeal. We can help you to keep calm and get through it.
Remember that no matter what your urgent dental problem is, your Ideal Family Dentistry emergency dentist in CDA is there for you – just a phone call away on 208-449-0414.