We Care About Your Dental Emergency
Accidents that damage your teeth can happen any time, day or night. It’s important to know teeth-related injuries constitutes a dental emergency and what events can wait for a visit to the dentist during regular office hours. At Layton Lakes Dental we offer same-day emergency appointments. Please call if you have a dental emergency. We do our best to see you in the office as quickly as possible.
What To Do For A Damaged Tooth
Depending on how severe the cracked or chipped tooth is, it may be ok to wait until regular office hours to see your dentist. However, call Layton Lakes Dental to see if we can fit you in – we try to take care of urgent dental care situations as soon as possible.
If the tooth damage is severe — that is, your tooth is broken, a tooth or teeth is knocked out, or nerve damage occurs — then you need to see a dentist as soon as possible. If you suffer a toothache and the pain is dire enough that you cannot wait for a regular appointment, this qualifies as a dental emergency, too.
In many instances tooth damage – cracks, chips, and knocked out – occur among younger people, especially those involved in sports. Mouth guards should be used by anyone playing a sport that risks mouth/dental injury.
If the tooth is knocked out, handle it as little as possible. Try to insert the tooth back in the socket; biting down on moistened gauze may help. Be very careful not to swallow your tooth!
If the tooth won’t stay in the socket, rinse it off and put it in milk or your saliva until you can see us. Apply a cold wet cloth to the socket to stop bleeding.
Do I Need A Tooth Extraction?
We do everything we can to save your natural teeth. We discuss all options for you when you come in for your emergency visit. But sometimes the best solution is to extract the tooth. In that case, we talk about your anesthesia options to keep you comfortable. And after pulling the tooth, we go over after-care with you as well so you’ll know how to heal as quickly and painlessly as possible. But whether you need an extraction or not, we give you high-quality treatment during your emergency visit.
Same Day Emergency Visits
Give us a call or come by the office. We accept same-day emergency walk-in visits. Let us help you get relief from your dental emergency!
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