Emergency Dentistry – Brecksville, OH
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Emergency Dental Care
If you find yourself in the middle of dealing with a dental emergency, it’s good to have a trusted, local emergency dentist’s number pre-programmed into your cellphone. Dr. Saleh offers fast, pain-relieving dental treatments to make sure that dental damage or worsening oral health problems don’t have a chance to linger. Our team will do everything in our power to provide you with a same-day appointment, and thanks to our flexible and extended office hours, we’ll likely be open when you need us.
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How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
If you have a knocked-out tooth or are experiencing painful symptoms that could be signs of a larger underlying issue, call our office immediately so we can schedule an emergency examination for you. Our team will make sure that you remain comfortable while receiving treatment and never leave you in the dark about your treatment options. Below, we’ve provided some helpful advice on how to handle the most common dental emergencies until you’re able to get to our office.
Toothaches are often a sign of dental infections hidden below the enamel of your tooth. To ease your pain, you can take an over-the-counter medication, like ibuprofen. It also helps to place a cold compress on the outside of your face to reduce swelling and numb the area. Just be sure to do this in 10-minute increments.
If you’re able to find the broken-off portion of your tooth, pick it up, clean it off, and bring it into your appointment with you. If the damage has created a sharp edge, you can place a piece of orthodontic wax over the area to keep it from scratching or irritating the inside of your cheek or lips.
Time is of the essence, so quickly retrieve your tooth, being sure to only handle it by the biting surface, and rinse it off. Store it in a sealable container full of salt water or milk to keep it viable and bring it to your appointment with you. Try to reach our office within an hour of the incident.
If you can find your lost restoration, pick it up and rinse any debris off of it. You can temporarily place it back on your tooth using a dab of toothpaste or denture adhesive. Remember that this solution isn’t permanent, and in order to avoid an infection, you’ll need to have your restoration professionally repaired or replaced.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
Even though you can’t prevent a dental emergency, you can reduce your risk of experiencing one. All you need to do is be mindful of chewing on hard or excessively chewy items, keep up with good oral hygiene habits like visiting your dentist every six months, and be mindful of any bad habits or conditions that could damage your teeth.
The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
To determine the cost of your emergency treatment, we’ll first need to conduct an examination to outline a plan. Once we diagnose the underlying issue, we’ll walk you through all of your treatment options and their pricing and help you find the best one that fits your budget and improves your oral health.