Emergency Dentistry – Brecksville, OH
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Emergency Dental Care
If you find yourself in the middle of a dental emergency, it’s good to have a local emergency dentist’s number pre-programmed into your phone. Dr. Saleh and our team will do everything in our power to schedule a same-day appointment for emergency dentistry in Brecksville, OH if you need immediate help, and thanks to our flexible and extended dental office hours, you can trust that we'll always be here right when you need us.
Why Choose Brecksville Dental Excellence for Emergency Dentistry?
Dental Office Open 6 Days
Dental Crowns Available
How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
If you have a knocked-out tooth or are experiencing other painful symptoms, call our dental office right away 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 options. Below, we’ve provided some helpful advice on how to handle the most common dental emergencies until you’re able to reach our dental 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. Try to reach our dental 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 onto 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 always prevent a dental emergency, you can greatly reduce your risk of experiencing one. All you need to do is be mindful of chewing on hard or excessively chewy foods, keep up with good oral hygiene habits like visiting your dentist every six months, and try to avoid 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 choose the best one that fits your budget and needs.