Emergency Dental Care

It’s hard to predict emergencies. By their very nature, emergencies cannot be planned for by the patient. We know that they are inconvenient and frustrating. But there is hope! If you have a dental emergency, Caldwell Dental Care offers same-day emergency service.

Don’t Put Off an Emergency

You may be tempted to leave a fractured or knocked-out tooth for later. You may want to put off treating that abscess growing in your gums. Usually, postponing treatment will lead to many complications. Let Caldwell Dental put you at ease…we can help you!

But, Don’t Panic!

While it’s important to address these emergencies quickly, know that we are here to help you. It’s important that you stay calm and perform some simple first-aid steps prior to calling our office.

What Do I Do?

For most, first aid steps are simple to follow. You can also have someone assist you! Here are some steps to take:

Fractured Tooth

  • Rinse with warm water to clean.
  • Apply a cold compress to cheek or lip if needed, to help reduce swelling and discomfort.
  • If needed, you may take an over-the-counter pain reliever. Do NOT apply aspirin directly onto the tooth or gums.

Knocked-out Tooth

  • Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean. Try to reinsert the tooth, if possible.
  • Do NOT handle the tooth by the root. The root is very sensitive and important to saving the tooth.
  • Gently rinse the tooth with warm water in a bowl for no longer than ten seconds, and keep moist. You can put it inside your mouth, against your cheek; under your tongue; or in a cup of milk.
  • Do NOT scrub or scrape the tooth to clean. Do NOT use alcohol on the tooth.
  • Do NOT apply aspirin directly onto the gums.
  • Use a sterile cloth or gauze to control the bleeding and apply steady pressure.
  • If needed, you may take an over-the-counter pain reliever.

Abscessed Tooth

  • Hold very warm salt water in your mouth as long as possible to reduce inflammation and discomfort.
  • Apply a cold compress to your cheek/jaw line.
  • Have clove oil? Dab some directly onto the infected tooth to reduce toothache.
  • If needed, you may take an over-the-counter pain reliever.

Next, Call Us!

Caldwell Dental Care is here for your emergency needs. We understand that an emergency can be overwhelming and inconvenient. We’re here to help you through the process as quickly as possible. Call when you have an ongoing dental emergency, and we’ll be happy to work with you!