Shiflett Family Dental

Dental Emergency? Here's What to Do

October 29, 2020
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Posted By: Shiflett Family Dental

Emergencies can happen at any time, anywhere. If the kids get a little too feisty, or your minor toothache keeps getting worse, we can help handle your dental emergency. 

What Is a Dental Emergency?

At Shiflett Family Dental, any oral health issue causing you pain, bleeding, or discomfort can be considered a dental emergency. We recommend that you see Dr. Justin Shiflett and Dr. Stephen Ralston if you are experiencing an abnormal dental issue. 

Common dental emergencies include:

  • Chipped or Cracked  teeth
  • Loose or knocked-out teeth
  • Broken or damaged teeth
  • Severe tooth pain
  • Oral lacerations
  • Bleeding or swollen gums
  • Loose or knocked out dental work

Even if you don't see your condition on this list, it's always best to call us right away. We will try to see you on the same day and help relieve your pain and stress.

What Are Steps I Can Take During a Dental Emergency?

Are you experiencing a dental emergency that needs to be seen by Shiflett Family Dental right away?

Call us as soon as you can. Our friendly and knowledgeable dental staff can quickly determine if you should go to an emergency room instead. During your phone call, we will try to schedule a same-day appointment with our dentists. We can help guide you and offer advice until you can come for treatment.

If your tooth or dental restoration has been knocked out, try to find it so we can do our best to restore it. Teeth should be rinsed and held in a safe space (often within your mouth or cup of water). It's important to keep the root wet and not delay. We have a small window to fully recover a knocked-out tooth.

For many dental emergencies, rinsing with lukewarm water and taking over-the-counter painkillers can help battle inflammation and pain.

The best thing you can do is see us right away, even if you aren't sure it's an emergency.

We Provide Dental Care During COVID-19

No matter what your dental need is in Columbus, OH, our dentists and their wonderful staff are here for you. If you are going through a dental emergency, don't hesitate to call us to prevent further damage and manage your pain and condition. 

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