We’ll Handle Your Dental Emergencies, Albuquerque
An emergency doesn’t have to be life-threatening for it to need immediate attention. If you’ve had a tooth knocked out in an accident, you’re not going to be told that you need to call a doctor. You do, however, need emergency dental care to keep your mouth healthy and your smile beautiful. Sandia Dental Care provides the same quality of treatment to every patient, whether it’s a routine cleaning or an emergent abscess.
Dental Emergencies Need Immediate Care
Accidents happen at any time of the day or night, and you need to know what kind of emergencies can wait for the next morning and those that need immediate care.
Chipped, cracked or broken teeth can occur when biting into food that is too hard, falling down and causing the teeth to click together or an injury that damages the enamel. If the crack is severe, a large piece of your tooth is missing or the pain is unbearable—this can be a sign that the nerve has been exposed or damaged—then you should seek dental care immediately. Small chips, cracks or breaks can wait until the next day, but you will need to be careful.
A tooth that has been knocked out should be replaced in the socket if possible. If not, rinse the tooth to clean away any visible dirt or debris and keep it in a container of milk or your own saliva. Use a cold, wet compress to control any bleeding from the socket and seek immediate attention.
Get Caring Emergent Help
Sandia Dental Care is dedicated to providing quality care for all of our patients, from the routine aspects of dental hygiene to addressing your dental emergencies. If a tooth has been knocked out, chipped, cracked or broken, our professional, caring staff will help you restore your comfort in eating and your smile.
Dr. Sarah Kassam and her attentive staff are available to put you and your needs first, including helping you handle the pain and trauma of a dental emergency. We’ll make the procedures as comfortable as possible and walk you through the necessary aftercare to ensure that you leave with information, a repaired smile and no pain. Contact us today if you have a dental emergency!