Emergency Dental Care Is Provided At The Olathe Dental Care Center
May 7, 2020
Emergency dental care is available at the Olathe Dental Care Center in Olathe, Kansas. Accidents, dental injuries, and tooth damage can happen at any time, day or night, and often demand immediate attention and emergency dental care. What constitutes an emergency? Toothaches, broken or cracked teeth, a knocked-out tooth, and a dental abscess are a few of the situations that are considered an emergency.
Toothache pain can make it impossible to eat, sleep, or go about your daily obligations. Serious tooth pain can be often caused by a dental abscess or infection, or by serious decay that irritates the nerves in and around your tooth. Toothache pain can be considered a dental emergency when the pain doesn’t respond to over-the-counter pain relievers. Call the Olathe Dental Care Center and until they are able to see you, holding a cold compress against the outside of your mouth near the sore tooth and rinsing your mouth with salt water can reduce inflammation. An oral numbing gel, sold at most drugstores, can be applied to the sore tooth and gums surrounding it.
Once at the dentist, they will examine the tooth and take x-rays to determine the cause of the pain. Solutions might include a root canal or extraction to treat the abscess and pain associated with it. You may also be prescribed antibiotics.
If you chip or break a tooth, see your dentist at Olathe Dental Care Center as soon as possible. If you are bleeding, bit down on a piece of gauze to slow the bleeding. A tooth that gets knocked out can be traumatic – emergency dentists see this kind of situation often. If you are able to see the dentist within an hour, there is a good chance the tooth can be re-inserted into its socket and saved.
The emergency treatment process for a lost tooth involves cleaning the socket to remove any debris, and then re-inserting the tooth in its socket. The dentist may use wire or a special splint to hold the tooth in place. Over the next few weeks, the bone will fuse to the teeth.
A dental abscess is an infection that occurs in or around a tooth root. Abscesses can cause serious dental pain, and they can be dangerous as they might spread into the jaw bone, nearby teeth, or even your blood. It’s important to seek treatment for a suspected abscess as soon as possible to reduce the chance of the infection spreading. If you have a fever or severe pain, call for emergency dental care for immediate assistance. If you do not have a fever and are able to manage your pain with over-the-counter pain relievers, you can call the dentist in the morning; they will probably want to see you the same day or the next day.
As with any toothache, you can keep abscess pain under control with cold compresses, saltwater rinses, and sticking to soft foods. Abscesses are often treated with a root canal procedure. If the tooth is badly infected, an extraction is an affordable treatment option.