While all of us hope to avoid having any dental problems, dental emergencies can unfortunately occur unexpectedly, at any time and to anyone. If you suffer any kind of dental or facial trauma, we are trained in emergency dentistry services and can provide you with the compassionate care you need. While the most common form of dental emergency is a toothache, our emergency dentistry services cover a range of problems, including knocked-out teeth, soft tissue trauma, and tooth fractures. If you experience any of these issues, please schedule an appointment at our Hixson, TN, office as soon as possible. We make room for emergency dentistry cases and will schedule you the same day as your emergency, if possible.
Note: Severe traumatic injuries to the face, head, or neck resulting in a broken or dislocated jawbone, extensive bleeding, a concussion, or other serious consequences require immediate medical attention. If a loved one has experienced an emergency of this kind, seek hospital-based care as soon as possible.
Dental emergencies can be scary, and it is our goal to help you restore your smile in the most comfortable and safest way possible. Our emergency dentistry services are here to ensure your smile is functional and beautiful, no matter your emergency. Some dental problems can be taken care of at home, but if you or a loved one is experiencing bleeding, pain, or dental trauma not requiring immediate medical attention, schedule an appointment at our Hixson, TN, office today!
A toothache commonly signifies a cavity or other problem. If you’re experiencing a toothache, rinse your mouth out with warm salt water, apply a cold compress if the area is swollen, and take acetaminophen or ibuprofen for temporary pain relief.
Tooth fractures can include chips and cracks as a result of dental trauma or biting down on hard foods. Fractures can be painful, uncomfortable, and unsightly and are fixed with porcelain veneers, bonding, or dental crowns.
Most cuts and bites stop bleeding almost immediately. Prolonged bleeding can be remedied by applying pressure to the area with a sterile gauze. If the bleeding continues for more than 15 minutes, emergency care is necessary.
A broken tooth can be the result of dental trauma, eating hard foods, or teeth grinding. If possible, retrieve tooth fragments, then rinse the area with warm water and place a cold compress over the area of the injury. Call us immediately.
Tooth displacement describes the tooth shifting in position due to dental trauma. Root canal therapy may be required or you may need tooth extraction, if the tooth cannot be saved.
Knocked out teeth can be saved if immediate action is taken. Holding the tooth crown, rinse it off and reinsert it into the socket, if possible, or place in a cup of milk. Call our office immediately.