Dental Emergencies

Emergency Dentistry in Salida

A dental emergency can be painful and scary, leaving you in need of quick, reliable care. At Relaxation Dental, our team provides emergency dental care to ease your pain and get you back to your daily life. Our office prides itself on providing you with the compassionate care you need during your dental emergency and will listen to your needs and wants to determine the right treatment for you.

Our team understands the urgency of dental emergencies and maintains emergency appointment slots to ensure you receive prompt care. We strive to offer same-day appointments to control your pain and provide an accurate diagnosis. We aim to treat your dental issue on the same day and will do everything possible to address your needs swiftly and effectively. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, call our office today to speak with our team of professionals.


What is Emergency Dental Care?

Emergency dental care involves immediate treatment provided by our dentist to address urgent dental issues that cause severe pain, injury, or infection. The primary goal is to reduce pain, prevent further damage, and treat the underlying problem as quickly as possible. Urgent dental care can treat:

  • Toothaches: Severe or persistent pain in a tooth can indicate underlying problems like decay, infection, or a damaged tooth. Immediate care helps diagnose and treat the cause to alleviate pain.
  • Broken or Knocked-Out Teeth: Teeth can break or be knocked out due to accidents or injuries. Quick action is essential to save or repair the tooth, prevent further damage, and reduce the risk of infection.
  • Abscesses: A dental abscess is a pocket of pus caused by a bacterial infection, often leading to intense pain, swelling, and fever. Emergency treatment is crucial to drain the abscess, treat the infection, and prevent it from spreading.
  • Severe Gum Infections: Infections in the gums, such as periodontitis, can cause significant pain, swelling, and bleeding. Prompt care is necessary to treat the infection, manage symptoms, and prevent serious complications like tooth loss.

Our Emergency Dental Care Process

When you visit our office for urgent dental care, we will work urgently to identify the solution and ease your pain. Our dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth, teeth, and gums, and may also take x-rays to help diagnose the issue. Our dentist will then proceed with the necessary treatment to address the emergency, which could involve draining an abscess, stabilizing a knocked-out tooth, or providing a temporary solution until a more permanent treatment can be completed.

If you call our office after hours, an on-call staff member will give you instructions on care and pain management until you can be seen in our office. Depending on the severity of the emergency you are experiencing, we have after-hour and weekend appointments available for you.

Tele-Dentist Visits

Our office offers convenient tele-dentist appointments, allowing you to consult with our dentist remotely via phone or video. This service includes receiving prescriptions for antibiotics or other medications over the phone and providing prompt relief and management of dental emergencies without needing an in-person visit. It's a convenient option for addressing non-emergency concerns and allowing you to receive timely care from the comfort of your home or the location of your choice.

Emergency Dental FAQs

Having a dental emergency can be scary and uncomfortable. Our team aims to provide comfort in our services and give you the peace of mind you need during your treatment by answering any questions you may have along the way. Common emergency dentistry questions are:

Should I go to the emergency room or a dentist for a dental emergency?

It's best to go to our dentist for a dental emergency, as they can specifically handle dental issues. However, if the emergency occurs outside of regular dental office hours and involves severe trauma to the head or face, you may need to visit the emergency room first.

It's important to seek treatment for a dental emergency immediately. Delaying treatment can lead to further complications and may increase your pain or discomfort.

Over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen can temporarily relieve tooth pain. You can also rinse your mouth with warm saltwater to reduce inflammation.

Friendly Emergency dentistry in Salida

Whether you're experiencing tooth pain or have a knocked-out tooth, our team at Relaxation Dental has emergency dental care for you. Our team provides comprehensive care to get your pain under control and give you a proper diagnosis fast. We aim to get you in our office and back to your daily life as quickly as we can. Don't wait in pain; call our office today to learn more about our urgent dental care!



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