What is a Dental Emergency?
In most cases, you can identify an emergency dental or oral issue by asking yourself any of the following:
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should seek prompt emergency dental care.
Tooth and Mouth Trauma
If your tooth becomes chipped or broken you should seek treatment as soon as possible. Repairing a chipped or broken tooth can be a time-sensitive matter.
Rinse your mouth with warm salt water. This will help sanitize your mouth and provide some pain relief. Apply a cold compress to outside area of your face that covers where the broken tooth is. This will help keep down any swelling.
For chipped teeth, follow the same instructions. Chipped teeth aren’t always as serious as broken teeth. It may be that the dentist can file the tooth to get rid of any sharp edges. They can also apply a material that will fix the shape of the tooth and smooth out any sharp edges.
Emergency dental services we provide
Most of our patients at Now Care Dental come in for emergency dentistry, whether it’s a toothache or a broken tooth. If you’re in pain, but are unsure of the cause, we can perform a quick assessment, go over your options, and perform the treatment all in the same appointment. Some common dental emergencies include:
• Cracked Teeth
• Traumatic Injuries
DEAL WITH PAIN
How It Works
You don’t have to be a regular client to schedule an appointment with our emergency dentist in Oregon City, OR. If your dentist is unavailable, or you don’t have a dentist, that doesn’t matter—we can still help.
We will do everything we can to accommodate your needs. In many cases, we can schedule your appointment the same day you call. That means you can get immediate relief from pain.