If you’re experiencing pain in your mouth, jaw, or teeth, you should consider seeing an emergency dentist. At Aquila Dental, we understand the severity of any dental injury. From cracked teeth to bleeding gums, we handle all cases and have flexible hours to accommodate your unique situation. No matter where you are in Chandler, Aquila Dental is here to remove any dental pain and save your smile.
how do i know it’s a dental emergency?
The easiest way to identify a dental emergency is pain. There’s probably a good reason why your mouth hurts. So take it seriously and schedule an appointment with Dr. Higgs. Whether it’s a sudden impact, or biting too hard into something solid, the injury should be addressed as soon as possible. Dental emergencies can include:
- Broken crowns or fillings
- Avulsed or knocked-out teeth
- Impacted teeth (teeth that are driven back into the socket)
- Cracked, chipped or broken teeth
- Loose teeth
- Oral tissue damage (injury to the cheek or gums)
Not all dental emergencies are caused by impact or injury. Some dental emergencies are chronic in nature, starting small and growing into serious problems over time. These dental emergencies include:
- Loose teeth due to periodontal disease
- Severe toothache
- Abscess or infection of the tooth root
No matter the circumstances, if you’re in pain don’t hesitate to see a dentist. Call Aquila Dental to schedule an appointment immediately.
can the tooth be saved?
With most dental emergencies the tooth can be saved, but you need to act fast! Dental injuries that are treated within 12 hours have the best chance of being fully restored.
If you’ve suffered an injury and are waiting to see the doctor, keep the affected area clean and slightly damp. Over-the-counter pain relievers will help reduce swelling and discomfort. Playing with the injury or home-remedies may exacerbate the problem. The best option is to remain calm and make yourself comfortable while waiting for the appointment.
what should i do in a dental emergency?
If you have not already made an appointment, that should be your first step. Once you have an appointment scheduled, there are still ways that you can help save your smile before seeing Dr. Higgs.
Apply ice: Ice packs can help reduce pain and swelling if placed gently on the dental injury. Always place ice on the outside of the mouth, not directly on the injury.
Stop the bleeding: Use sterile gauze and gentle pressure to stop bleeding. If the bleeding continues after an hour or so, go to the ER or urgent care.
Use over-the-counter pain relievers: Manage pain and reduce inflammation with ibuprofen and acetaminophen. Be careful not to use Aspirin as it thins the blood and will prevent clotting.
here to help chandler with any dental injury
With our experienced and caring staff, the team at Aquila Dental can treat almost any dental emergency. Dr. Higgs is also a sedation dentist and can help you get out of pain and restore your smile quickly.
If you’re in Chandler, contact us to schedule an appointment, or visit our office at 3175 S Price Rd, Ste 140, Chandler, AZ, 85248.