Emergency Dentist for Saving Casper Smiles
Emergency situations are always terrifying, and situations that drastically impact your oral health are no different. If you or a loved one are experiencing severe dental pain or injury, don’t hesitate – contact emergency dentist,Dr. Erin Prach as soon as possible for assistance. We offer emergency assistance in Casper, WY, and in most cases, we’re able to see you on the same day as your initial call. Additionally, we provide guidance for how to manage your situation if you can’t reach us immediately. Here are some of the most common emergencies we see:
Knocked Out/ Broken Tooth (Trauma)
Do you still have the tooth? If so, rinse away foreign debris under warm water while keeping natural tissue attached. Then, place it back into its original socket. If this isn’t possible, place it in a cup filled with milk, natural saliva, or water. Time is of the essence in this situation, so give us a call right away.
If you’re suffering from heavy oral bleeding or a possibly broken jaw, don’t wait – proceed to your nearest emergency room as soon as possible. If you experience damaged or broken teeth in the incident, be sure to contact our Casper, WY dental office as soon as you can so that we can arrange reconstructive care.
First, attempt to rinse the tooth with water, or, brush out the debris. It’s possible that there may be something stuck in your tooth that’s causing the discomfort. Floss thoroughly as well, but don’t try and use any other tools – that could make the situation worse. If you’ve completed these steps and the pain is still persisting, contact us. In the meantime, don’t place an aspirin over the tooth, as this could damage your soft tissue. Do not attempt to place a filling material.
If you have noticeable infection or swelling, contact us or go to the emergency room as soon as possible. In the meantime, rinse with warm saltwater and use a cold compress to reduce swelling.