Help When You Need It the Most
You’re playing sports with your friends, and as you’re running to catch the ball, you suddenly and violently run into someone. Everything seems okay until you run your tongue over your teeth and feel a new space. One of your teeth has just been knocked out. What do you do next?
It’s early and you wake up your child for school. They typically aren’t happy to be awoken, but they seem to be particular cranky today. They tell you that they wouldn’t sleep because their tooth was hurting so much. You can’t send them to school like this, so what should you do?
In either case, the answer is the same: call Dothan Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Geoff Gaunt and our team are capable of handling all kinds of dental emergencies right in our office, including the examples listed above. If you or a loved one ever find yourselves in some kind of dental pain, just give us a call, and we’ll take care of you. We always try to see emergency patients the same day that they call in, because when you’re hurting, you shouldn’t be left to wait.
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Even if you’re unsure whether or not your situation is an emergency, just give us a call, and we’ll let you know exactly what you should do next.
Call Us in Case of the Following Dental Emergencies:
- Knocked-out teeth
- Partially dislodged teeth
- Chipped, cracked, or fractured teeth
- Severe toothache
- Lost or broken dental work
- Object caught between the teeth
- Injury to the lips, gums, or jaw
- Pain or swelling in the face
However, if you have suffered a broken bone or can’t stop bleeding after 10 minutes, be sure to head to your local emergency room first and call us only after you have been cleared to leave.
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What to Do During a Dental Emergency
- First, take a moment to breathe and calm down.
- Give Dothan Cosmetic Dentistry a call.
- Try to find and recover any dental work/teeth that has been knocked out of your mouth.
- In the case of a tooth, only touch it by the crown and never the root.
- Try to place the dental work or tooth back into your mouth and hold it there until you can see us if possible.
- If you can’t, place dental work in a safe container, and place a tooth a bag of either milk or saltwater. It needs to stay wet until we see you in order to keep it viable for reattachment.
- Use a cold compress in 10-minute intervals to control and pain and swelling.
- Use a clean rag or gauze to stop any bleeding.
- You can also take an OTC medication for pain, but avoid aspirin, as this could actually make bleeding worse.
& Much, Much More
Whether you’re seeking a stunning smile makeover or restorative assistance after injuring a tooth, Dr. Gaunt can lend a helping hand. Our practice is home to a wide variety of services that cover simple and complex needs alike! We take a cosmetic approach to everything we do as well, ensuring that our patients’ results both look and feel natural.
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Porcelain Veneers
- Onlays & Inlays
- Metal-Free Restorations
- Direct Bonding
- Teeth Whitening
- Gum Recontouring
- Preventive Dentistry
- Checkups & Cleanings
- Dental Sealants
- Nightguards for Bruxism
- Mouthguards & Sportsguards
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Fluoride Treatment