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If you are currently having a dental emergency, East El Paso Dentist will find the next available appointment for you to come in. Whether you are a current or new patient, we are here to provide fast and efficient dental treatment if you are having an emergency.
Our professional staff and dentist will usually be able to emergency walk-in appointments. However, a next-day appointment may be necessary if our schedule is completely booked.
Am I Having a Dental Emergency?
It’s important for you to understand the difference between a normal dental issue that can wait a day or two, and a dental emergency that may be life-threatening. To determine whether you are having a dental emergency ask yourself these 3 questions:
- Do I have severe pain, swelling, or bleeding?
- Have I lost a tooth?
- Do I have loose teeth?
Dental emergencies usually occur when a tooth or teeth have suffered severe trauma or tooth decay. Severe swelling or bleeding that may occur from an abscess or injury will also constitute a dental emergency. If you have any of these symptoms you will want to see our dentist as soon as possible.
There are many reasons why you may be having a dental emergency, some of these include:
- Permanent tooth knocked out
- Broken, loose or cracked tooth/teeth
- Severe tooth decay or toothache
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Object caught between teeth
- Swollen abscess on your gums
If you have suffered from a knocked-out tooth due to trauma or decay, remember that the faster you act the better the results your dentist can provide for you. You should try your best to get to our dental office within 30 minutes of the tooth being removed. When possible, insert the tooth back into the socket and bite down softly so that it does not fall out. If you are not able to do this or the tooth is broken, put the tooth in a glass of milk and bring it to our office immediately so that we can try to save the tooth for you.
What to Do In Case of Dental Emergency
Dental emergencies can bring excruciating pain from one second to the next. That’s why it’s important to remain calm and not make things worse by panicking. The next thing you should do is find a pain reliever. If you’re bleeding, you’ll want to avoid ibuprofen or aspirin because they are anticoagulants that can cause more bleeding. Instead, Acetaminophen is a good alternative for pain relief if you are bleeding.
Another good thing to do in a dental emergency is to rinse your mouth out with saltwater. Saltwater helps to reduce any swelling that occurs due to injury or other oral health problems. If you feel that you are suffering from a life-threatening dental injury, please do not hesitate to call 911 immediately.
We’re Here to Help You With Your Dental Emergency
At East El Paso Dentist, we know that dental emergencies happen. When they do, you want the best emergency dental care possible quickly. That’s why we’re available for same-day and next-day appointments. We’ll even stay open late to provide you with the emergency dental care you need. Whether you’re suffering from a toothachey, a broken or cracked tooth, a knocked-out tooth or a broken dental crown, we’re here to help and answer any of your questions.
Call us at our East El Paso office on Edgemere off of Zaragosa today at (915) 621-2880, or fill out the form below to schedule a dental emergency consultation. We are here to help!