Emergency Dentistry in Gilbert, AZ
Trust Your Teeth in the Hands of Dr. Shandy Condie and her Team at Desert Springs Dental
Dental emergencies can’t be prepared for, and they often happen at the worst possible times. When you or a member of a family experiences one, turn to Dr. Condie and her team at Desert Springs Dental for help. Call us right away and we’ll do whatever we can to work you into our schedule as soon as possible – within 24 hours, at the very latest. In the meantime, here are some helpful tips for patients from Gilbert, AZ and beyond for what you can do to help yourself when common dental injuries happen in the time before you can reach our office.
Rinse the tooth immediately with warm water. Then, hold a cold compress against the area to reduce any swelling until you can reach our office.
Lost Temporary Crown
Do you still have the crown? If so, dry your tooth and then apply a small dab of toothpaste to the restoration before gently placing it. Dental wax or temporary adhesive can also be used. Then, contact us so that we can schedule an appointment at our Gilbert office for you to have the temporary crown reattached.
Knocked Out Tooth
Hold the tooth only by the crown (the chewing edge), carefully avoiding contact with the root. Do not attempt to remove any tissue that may still be attached to the root. Gently try to place it back in its socket. If it won’t stay, place it in a cup or baggie of milk and bring it with you to our office, where we can determine whether it’ll be possible to reattach it.
Rinse your mouth thoroughly and use dental floss in order to ensure that there’s nothing caught between your teeth that could be causing the problem. Make sure not to put an aspirin or any other kind of painkiller against the gums near the tooth in question because it may burn your tissue. If the pain persists, contact Desert Springs Dental to arrange an emergency appointment.
Bitten Lip or Tongue
Clean the area with a wet cloth and apply a cold compress to reduce swelling. If the bleeding persists, please go to your local emergency room, as you may need stitches.
Possible Broken Jaw
Apply a cold compress to reduce swelling. Contact us at once, or go straight to your local emergency room.
Dr. Condie and her team are always here to help! Contact Desert Springs Dental today to schedule an appointment, or if you have any questions about what you should do when dental emergencies take place. You and your family will be sure to enjoy the calm and comfortable approach we take to your treatment. Located in Gilbert, AZ, we also serve the areas of Chandler, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Tempe, and beyond.