Colorado Springs Emergency Dentist
There are some dental situations the require immediate attention. Knocked-out or broken teeth, as well as severe pain that is caused by infection or trauma requires emergency emergency dental services. Call Keystone Dental Center if you live in the Colorado Springs, Colorado area and need a Colorado Springs emergency dentist.
We Are Accepting New Patients
For both returning and new patients, we can assist with emergency dental issues. For all of our existing patients, we take after-hour calls as well. We will work to make sure that your dental emergency receives the proper attention that it needs and you deserve quickly, so that you don’t have any further problems later.
We are available for new patients during our regular office hours. Give our office a call at (719)596-0212 today to make an appointment with us. We will address your dental problem as quickly as we can.
- Monday – 7:30-4:30
- Tuesday – 7:30-4:30
- Wednesday – 7:30-4:30
- Thursday – 7:00-8:00 pm
- Friday – 7-2
What Are Dental Emergencies?
We consider anything to be a dental emergency that causes intense pain, discomfort or difficulties with talking or chewing. A dental emergency is always something that is unexpected. Quite often it completely disrupts your day. When you are in pain, it can be hard to continue with school or work. For this reason we accept returning and new patients for emergency dental appoints with a very fast turnaround.
Residents and visitors alike of the beautiful city of Colorado Springs require emergency dental services for a number of reasons, including the following:
- Dental trauma, especially when teeth are knocked out or broken
- Lockjaw or TMJ, a painful condition which makes it hard to open and close one’s mouth
- Dental infections which cause swelling and pain in the face, gums and tongue
- Intense facial pain, which can make it difficult to chew or bite
- Missing dental crowns or fillings, which expose the tooth’s nerves
Steps To Take During A Dental Emergency
Quite often people will attempt to relieve their dental pain by using over-the-counter medications. However, these only offer temporary relief, and it doesn’t cure the underlying issue. The only way of ending your discomfort and pain is to receive quality emergency dental care by visiting Keystone Dental Center.
Call our office immediately to discuss your problem with us. We are also able to accept new patients who have dental emergencies during our regular office hours. Meanwhile, there are some steps you can take to help reduce your discomfort and pain until we are able to see you in our Colorado Spring office. The following are some steps you can take:
- Before you visit your emergency dentist, use warm water to rinse your mouth out. This will help to cleanse the area and wash away germs.
- If your tooth is completely removed or broken, store the tooth between your tongue and cheek in order to keep it moist or place the fragment or tooth into a cup or milk.
- If the entire tooth was knocked out, trying reinserting it. If that is successful, to keep the tooth in place bite down onto a gauze pad.
- Be sure to let your dentist know precisely what has caused your dental emergency, like falling down a flight of stairs or a ball hitting you in the face. The more details you can give, the better. It will help your dentist determine which is the best treatment for your situation.
- Before your visit, don’t take aspirin. Instead, take acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
Emergency dentist Dr. Lamb will conduct an assessment of your mouth and teeth during the initial visit, to check for signs of disease or infection. Next, he will get you prepared for the appropriate procedure for your emergency dental condition.
How long will my emergency dentist take with my treatment?
The amount of time it will take for performing emergency dental care will depend on what the problem’s cause is. For instance, infected teeth or gums can usually be treated fairly quickly. This is normally done by scraping or another cleaning procedure. You will also be given a prescription for antibiotics.
Other emergency dental procedures might take longer. For instance, it might take two hours for setting and repairing a broken tooth. A missing crown or filling make take around an hour to replace. In the situation of a knocked-out tooth, your dentist will either attempt to repair your tooth or start the process of having an implant or bridge created.
A majority of nerve-related dental emergencies, which includes exposed nerves or TMJ, are treated using a numbing agent that gets placed directly on the affected area. Your dentist might also schedule a follow-up appointment for treating the source of your pain and to prevent needing to see an emergency dentist in the future.
After each visit at our Colorado Springs office with your emergency dentist, you will provided with home care instructions to prevent future emergencies and show you how to properly care for your teeth. Remember that the combination of good oral hygiene, healthy eating habits and regular dental visits will help to protect your teeth from disease, infection and other problems that may result in you needing emergency dental services.
Give our office a call at (719) 596-0212 today.