Dental emergencies can happen in the blink of an eye, which is why it’s so important to already have a trusted oral healthcare team in your corner. When you call Greybull Dental for help, the voice you’ll hear on the other end will always be Dr. Tate Anderson, Dr. Lance Anderson, or one of our team members. Your wellbeing is our top priority – that’s why we’re available 24 hour a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.
There are two major categories of dental emergencies. First, there are physical accidents and trauma like being hit in the face with a ball during a sporting event or tripping down the stairs at work. Second, there are emergencies caused by oral healthcare neglect at home, often leading to a “toothache” and general infection. Here in Greybull, our dentists are fully capable of handling a wide scope of scary situations, from minor cracks to full-blown tooth loss.
When physical accidents strike, patients may be left with severe cracks/fractures, partially dislodged teeth, or teeth that have knocked out of the mouth entirely. If you want to preserve the natural dental structure, time is truly of the essence. In fact, just 30 minutes can often be the difference between saving a natural tooth and losing it for good. After contacting our dental office immediately, follow these steps to improve preservation:
If you are experiencing an excessive amount of pain and sensitivity in a specific area of the mouth, it’s likely that an advanced infection is raging beneath the tooth enamel. Another possible explanation is that there’s a piece of food or other foreign debris lodged against the gum tissue; flossing and rinsing thoroughly should take care of the problem. If you’ve followed these steps and the discomfort hasn’t subsided, contact our dental office right away. While it is safe to take a painkiller (such as Aspirin) in the interim, do NOT place it directly against the gum tissue – you may inadvertently cause more damage.
At Greybull Dental, our team knows how crucial it is to find emergency relief now, not in a few more days or weeks when your chosen dental office finally has time to squeeze you in. That’s why our dentists are 100% committed to providing true 24/7 urgent care when you and your loved ones need it most. We also use state-of-the-art technology to ensure a precise and comfortable diagnostic experience, including digital X-rays and 3D Cone Beam imaging.
Of course, natural teeth aren’t the only components of your smile that can be in need of emergency dentistry. If you or a loved one currently wear a denture, these custom prosthetics can also become damaged or worn-down over time, leading to uncomfortable and embarrassing consequences. Patients may even find it hard to chew favorite foods and speak clearly. At Greybull Dental, our dentists can repair or reline dentures for patients on very short notice, so don’t hesitate to contact us right away.
Ideally, we hope that all of our patients will never need to reach out for emergency dentistry. That’s why our team is always happy to share the value of preventive dentistry, including regular checkups and professional cleanings on a biannual basis. Additionally, if you play sports that involve the possibility of physical contact, it’s a very good idea to regularly use a custom mouthguard for protection while on the court or field.