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!
If you find yourself in the midst of a dental emergency, never hesitate to contact our office so we can provide you with over-the-phone guidance and schedule an appointment for you as soon as possible. When you arrive, we’ll work quickly to help you feel comfortable and take X-rays of your mouth, if necessary, to assess the extent of the damage. Below, we’ve provided some tips and information to help you feel more comfortable until you reach our office.
Toothaches are often a sign of infections that are burrowed deep beneath the surface of your enamel. To help ease the pain, you take an over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen or place a cold compress on your cheek to bring down swelling.
If you’re able to retrieve the broken-off portion of your tooth, pick it up, rinse it off, and store it in a plastic bag or sealable container to bring to your appointment. If the damage has created a jagged edge, you can place a piece of orthodontic wax over the area to keep it from scraping the inside of your cheek or lips.
Time is of the essence, so try to get to our office within an hour of the accident. Pick up your tooth, rinse it off (being sure to only touch it by the biting surface), and store it in a sealable container of milk or salt water to keep the tooth viable.
If you’re able to locate your filling or crown, pick it up and clean it off. You can temporarily place it back over your damaged tooth using a dab of toothpaste or denture adhesive. However, it’s important to keep in mind that your restoration needs to be professionally replaced or repaired to prevent an infection from developing.
Even though it’s impossible to completely prevent a dental emergency from occurring, there are several ways you can drastically reduce your risk of experiencing one. Here are some ways to ensure the health of your smile:
Every dental emergency is different, which is why there’s no set price for treatment. Before we can determine what procedure will provide you with long-term relief and improve your oral health, we’ll need to diagnose the issue by conducting a thorough examination. Once we do this, we’ll walk you through your treatment options and make sure that you understand the pricing for each. If you have any questions about dental insurance coverage or you’d like to enroll in our in-house savings plan, don’t hesitate to ask!
Do you have a stiff, painful jaw that pops and clicks all the time? Do you constantly have headaches and can’t figure out why? Does chronic neck, shoulder, and back pain bother you every day? Surprisingly, all of these symptoms and more can actually be caused by a strained or injured jaw joint, or TMJ. Dr. Kobza is specially trained to handle this aspect of oral health that often gets overlooked, so if any of these issues sound familiar to you, be sure to contact our office today to get the relief you need.
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.
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.
You should head straight to the emergency room if you experience trauma to the face or mouth, including:
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!
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 experience.