A dental emergency can be very distressing. At Timothy H. Kindt, DDS, we have taken measures to help you be seen quickly when needed. Additionally, there are some steps that you can take before being seen. We never want our patients to experience unnecessary pain.
In a dental emergency, the immediate actions taken can make a difference. A minor repair can become a serious problem even resulting in permanent loss of a tooth.
Pain or sensitivity in teeth can be a symptom of a problem. We will want to see you for an appointment, don’t just ignore pain, it’s your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong. Before you can be seen, there are some steps that you can take to relieve the pain, this includes:
A common reason for tooth pain is the presence of decay causing bacteria. In many cases, a filling is needed following the removal of decay.
Cracking or breaking a tooth can be very upsetting and painful. Though a cracked tooth is not as serious as a knocked out tooth, it still requires an emergency dental visit. We will want to see you as soon as possible. Prior to being seen, there are steps you can take, this includes:
Restoring a tooth is always the preferred treatment over extraction. We will do what we can to save, strengthen and rebuild the tooth structure. At Timothy H. Kindt, DDS, we have several forms of anesthetic and conscious sedation options available depending on the work that needs to be done.
Knocked Out Tooth
Teeth can become knocked out while playing sports, playing outside, from falls or any other form of impact to the face. When a tooth is knocked out, the most crucial steps can be the choices made immediately following. We will want to see you as soon as possible, time is of the essence. Before we see you, there are steps you can take, this includes:
Avulsed, or knocked out, teeth can occur with anyone, but most often we see it with children. Developing a plan and knowing the steps to take when a tooth is knocked out can help alleviate the stress if the time comes.
When a dental emergency occurs, call us at (480) 939-5818 and get to the dental office as soon as possible.
1244 N Greenfield Road, Suite 105
Mesa, AZ 85205-4078
Call (480) 939-5818