We never know when we’ll be in the midst of a dental crisis. That’s why it is so important to have a dentist that you and your family can trust for quick smile-saving care. Dr. Ouellette and our team have the knowledge and expertise to fix your smile as soon as possible.
Below is a list of common dental emergencies that we often treat along with important steps to take BEFORE your emergency dental appointment:
Toothache – A toothache could indicate something bigger, such as an infection inside the tooth. First, rinse your mouth with warm water, then apply ice to help reduce any swelling or pain. Call our office so we can get to the root of the problem.
Broken Tooth – Gather any broken pieces of your tooth, then call our office immediately. Ice will help with pain and swelling. We will likely be able to mend your tooth with a dental crown.
Lost Filling – As a temporary fix, put a piece of sugar-free gum or dental cement in the empty space. Don’t use sugared gum, as it could cause you pain. Call us as soon as possible so we can repair the tooth.
Knocked-Out Tooth – Time is of the essence in saving a tooth that has been knocked out. Without touching the roots, place the tooth in a container of milk or salt water to preserve it. Call us immediately so you can have the best chance of saving it.
Loose or Broken Crown – Try to reattach the crown if possible. First, clean the crown, then place a thin layer of dental cement or toothpaste on the inside surface. Try to secure it over your tooth as best you can. Call us for an appointment so we can repair it properly.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency we can help! Call 501-847-7999 to schedule your appointment today!