What to Do if You Need an Emergency Dentist in CDA

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.

What is a Dental Emergency?

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 and tongue are also considered urgent cases.

Typical cases that our emergency dentist handles include:

  • Tooth knocked out.
  • Broken tooth.
  • Severe toothache.
  • Injuries to the tongue.
  • Severe infection or abscess in the mouth.

Indications that you may need treatment from our emergency dentist include:

  • Severe pain.
  • Loose teeth.
  • You’ve been hit in the face or mouth.
  • Your mouth, gum or face is badly swollen.

How Can I Help Myself in a Dental Emergency?

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.

Knocked-out Tooth

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.

Broken Tooth

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.

Severe Toothache

Take anti-inflammatory over-the-counter medication such as ibuprofen to reduce swelling and ease pain. Rinse your mouth with warm water and hold an icepack to your face. Injuries to the Tongue

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 Infection or Abscess in the Mouth

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.

What Does an Emergency Dentist Do?

Emergency dentists provide temporary relief in urgent cases of infection or acute pain and facial injury that has impacted teeth.

This can entail:

  • Provisional dressing for a damaged tooth.
  • Prescription pain relief and antibiotics.
  • Tooth extraction.
  • Referral to a specialist healthcare service.

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.

How Can I Avoid a Dental Emergency?

You can help to avoid dental emergencies by:

  • Practicing good oral hygiene and getting regular dental exams.
  • Using a mouthguard when playing sports.
  • Wearing a seatbelt in a car.

We’ll Be There for You!

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.


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