If you are experiencing a dental emergency contact our office immediately for instruction on how to proceed. If your emergency is occurring after our office hours your call will be handled by our answering service and Dr. Butler will contact you as needed.
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A dental emergency can arise at the most inconvenient time, often causing discomfort and stress. Dr. Butler offers emergency dental care in our Strongsville dentist office for current and new patients. We make every effort to see you the same day if necessary to address your specific emergency.
Common Dental Emergencies & At-home Care Tips
A dental emergency or concerns about the health and comfort of your smile should be addressed as soon as possible to avoid permanent damage or other complex problems. Here are some tips for managing common dental emergencies until you can be seen in our office.
- Chipped tooth: if a tooth is chipped due to trauma it is important to quickly assess the size and depth of the damage before contacting our office. If a large piece of the tooth has been affected and can be located, bring it with you to our office. Gently rinse with warm salt water to remove any debris from the affected tooth and mouth.
- Knocked out tooth: call our office as soon as possible if a tooth has been knocked out. If possible, locate the tooth, pick up by the crown and place in a container of warm milk. In some cases, a tooth can be placed back into the socket and reattached. If you are experiencing pain and discomfort, a warm compress placed on the outside of the mouth and over the counter pain medication can be taken.
- Tooth pain: sudden or throbbing tooth pain can be the symptom of a range of concerns and should be addressed by Dr. Butler as soon as possible. Contact our office for advice on how to proceed. Placing a hot or cold compress on the cheek can reduce discomfort. Rinsing with warm salt water may also help alleviate pain.
Protecting Your Smile & Avoiding Dental Emergencies
Dr. Butler emphasizes the importance of routine dental care for the prevention of disease, decay and other dental problems. Visiting our Strongsville dental office regularly can enable our team to spot damage and developing dental concerns early on, helping you avoid a sudden emergency down the road.
A custom sports mouthguard can also play a key role in protecting the teeth and gums to avoid trauma.