At Whitney Ranch Dental, we understand that any number of unforeseen events can cause issues related to your dental health. This is why Dr. Cortnie Sanchez proudly offers her service as your emergency dentist in the Henderson, Nevada area. If you need emergency treatment, call (702) 233-2787 now for an immediate dental appointment.
What is a Dental Emergency?
In any emergency situation making the decision of who to contact first can be one of the most stressful factors. Being able to identify and identify a dental emergency from a situation more suited for the emergency room can make a huge difference. To help you today, here are some helpful differences between a dental emergency that can wait for an appointment and a situation where you should contact emergency care services immediately.
- Knocked-Out or Removed Tooth – If your tooth has fallen out due to a fall or there is forceful damage to your teeth, contact an emergency room right away as there may be further damage such as a concussion. If your tooth is removed and you’re otherwise fine, contact an emergency dentist. To save your tooth, store it in a container full of milk and apply gauze to the gum to stop the bleeding.
- Chipped or Fractured Tooth – In a situation in which your tooth has been chipped or fractured, gather as many shards of your tooth as you can and place them in a container of milk. In most situations, if the shards have no caused further damage to your mouth or throat you should contact an emergency dentist.
- Loose Dental Filling, Crown, or Implant – If you’ve received dental restoration treatments from any dentist and feel like you need a touch up, contact an emergency dentist right away to address the restoration and repair it before further damage is caused to your teeth.
- Damage to the Mouth’s Soft Tissue – For any damage done your tongue, cheeks, lips, and gums that is non-life threatening contact an emergency dentist. If there is any bleeding or pain, apply gauze to the injury to prevent bleeding. Do not intake any pain medication until it is appointed by your dentist.
Contact Whitney Ranch Dental for Your Next Dental Emergency