Emergency Dental Care Stops the Pain!

Emergency dental care is one of those things in life that you don’t think about until you need it.  But knowing how to identify a true dental emergency is important. Not only that, knowing what to do and whom to call in a dental emergency is crucial to getting the necessary care. At Olathe Dental Care Center, we offer same-day emergency appointments, even for new patients. Whether your emergency is the result of an accidental injury or some other cause, we are ready to help stop the pain and save your teeth!
Injuries to the teeth and mouth are very common, with most being suffered by children and teenagers. Young kids may knock out or break their teeth by falling during play. Those who participate in sports are even more prone to dental injuries. Vehicle accidents can happen to people of any age and are another frequent cause of injuries. It is important to know what to do in the event of an oral injury. At Olathe Dental Care Center, we follow and recommend the American Dental Association’s emergency dental care guidelines. These will help you know what to do until professional help is available.
People of any age can have a dental emergency that is unrelated to accident or injury. Few who have experienced the misery of a toothache are ever likely to forget it. If you are suffering from tooth pain, don’t wait to call your dentist! According to the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) dental pain can be caused by a cracked or chipped tooth or an exposed tooth root. In these cases, pain is likely to be sudden and sharp. A longer-lasting, dull, aching pain may indicate an infection in the tooth. Regardless of how your pain presents, it is vital to get treatment as soon as possible. An untreated tooth infection can make you very sick! Like any other infection, a tooth infection can spread to other areas of your body, causing fever, chills, and swelling in addition to a host of other symptoms. Treatment with antibiotics may be required.    
Like many things in life, the need for emergency dental care can often be avoided through prevention. For kids and adults who play sports, a mouth guard is the best protection against oral injury. Toothache can best be avoided by keeping your teeth and gums healthy through regular dental check-ups and cleanings, as well as daily oral hygiene. 
If the worst happens and you need emergency dental care, call the Olathe Dental Care Center at (913)782-1420 or request an appointment online. We offer same-day emergency appointments, even for new patients. If you don’t have dental insurance, don’t worry and don’t wait. We have a number of payment plans available to help you get the treatment you need. Celebrating 60 years of smiles in Olathe, we look forward to helping your family with all of their dental care needs.