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Emergency Dental Care Right When You Need It

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If you are currently in the middle of a dental emergency, stop whatever you are doing and give Kobza Dental a call right away. We’re ready and able to handle a wide variety of dental emergencies (more on this below), and we’ll do our best to see you the same day that you call in. Basically, our goal is to make sure no one is left waiting while they are in pain. Should the unexpected ever happen to you or a loved one’s smile, just remember: don’t panic, call Dr. Kobza!

We’re Ready to Help with the Following Dental Emergencies:

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  • Knocked out teeth
  • Partially dislodged teeth
  • Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
  • Severe toothache
  • Lost or damaged dental work
  • Object caught between the teeth
  • Injury to the lips, gums, or jaw
  • Pain or swelling in the face

Even if you are unsure whether or not your situation is a dental emergency, please go ahead and give us a call, and we’ll be happy to let you know what you should do next.

Dental Emergency FAQ’s

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Dental emergencies can be shocking because they happen out of nowhere. While dental emergencies are a fairly common occurrence, many people still have questions about them. At Kobza Dental, we want you to have the information that you need so you can stay healthy and safe in your day-to-day life. That’s why we’ve put together the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about dental emergencies. Keep reading to learn more from your emergency dentist in Falls City. 

What is Considered an Emergency?

There are two different types of emergencies: infection typically caused by poor oral healthcare and sudden injury or trauma to your face. Dental emergencies are usually characterized by pain and swelling in or around your mouth. Any issue that needs treatment to alleviate pain, stop bleeding, or save a tooth would be categorized as an emergency. If you have discomfort that is affecting your routine activities, you have a problem that is worth a trip to our office as soon as possible.

When Should I Go to the Hospital Versus the Dentist?

You should head straight to the emergency room if you experience trauma to the face or mouth, including:

  • Jaw fractures
  • Jaw dislocations
  • An infection that is swollen or affecting your breathing
  • Serious cuts or lacerations to your face or mouth

These situations are potentially life-threatening, which is why you should go to a hospital or call 911 immediately if any of these issues occur. For any other dental emergencies like a broken or cracked tooth, toothache, knocked out tooth, loose crown or filling, and more, we are ready to help!

Is it Important to Receive Emergency Dental Care Right Away?

Unlike other medical conditions that will typically heal with time, dental problems will only get worse if left untreated. That’s why dental emergencies should be dealt with swiftly. We offer same-day treatment at Kobza Dental to give you the quality care that you need, right when you need it. If your dental emergency happens outside of our office hours, we still have a line that you can reach for helpful tips, but you should visit the ER right away. Typically, the longer that you wait to deal with a dental emergency, the more pain, swelling, or bleeding you may feel.

Can Dental Emergencies Be Prevented?

Unfortunately, dental emergencies can never be 100% prevented or even planned for. However, there are some steps that you can take to minimize your risk of a dental emergency occurring:

  • Visit our office twice a year for routine checkups and cleanings.
  • Practice a good oral healthcare regimen at home.
  • Use fluoridated mouthwash and toothpaste to strengthen your enamel.
  • Avoid using your teeth for anything other than eating and speaking.
  • Avoid chewing on hard items like ice cubes or nutshells.