Dental Care Olathe
Family & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Olathe, KS
Knocked-out teeth, a mouth wound, or a cracked tooth are all reasons to seek immediate treatment from an emergency dentist. If you live in or near Olathe, Kansas, visit Dental Care Olathe. In addition, another location will be opening soon in Overland Park, Kansas. Our dental experts are here to take care of the emergency dental needs of everyone in your family. Call the office nearest you at the first sign of a dental emergency. You can also use the convenient online booking system to schedule your appointment.
Emergency Dentist Q & A
What is an emergency dentist?
An emergency dentist treats dental and mouth injuries that need immediate attention. Most dental emergencies are situations in which you might lose a broken or knocked-out tooth for good. Coming into Dental Care Olathe within 30 minutes of your tooth or mouth injury could mean the difference between saving or losing the tooth.
Are you in need of emergency dental care?
It's never a bad idea to find emergency dental care if you're concerned about a severe oral injury or condition for yourself or a member of your family. These types of situations are generally considered dental emergencies:
- Knocked-out teeth
- A loose permanent tooth
- Extreme mouth or tooth pain
- Bleeding inside your mouth from your tongue, gums, or cheeks
- Trauma to your face or mouth
- Uncomfortable swelling in your mouth, gums, or tongue
- A badly fractured or cracked tooth
- A laceration or tear on your lips
If you chip a tooth, but it doesn’t appear as if you may lose the tooth entirely, it may not be a dental emergency. Even so, it’s a good idea to contact one of the experienced dentists at Dental Care Olathe so they can tell you how to handle your tooth until you can get to the office.
How do I care for a knocked-out tooth?
A knocked-out tooth is a serious dental emergency. If you don’t receive immediate dental care, you may be at risk of losing the tooth. Promptly clean your mouth and the injured tooth, especially if it's fallen out and gotten dirty. Swish the warm water around your mouth and rinse the tooth in warm water, being careful to avoid touching the tooth's roots.
As you rinse the tooth, hold it by the top part (the crown). If you can, hold the cleaned tooth by the crown and reinsert it into the empty socket. Try to gently bite down to keep your tooth in place until you can get to Dental Care Olathe. Call us right away to explain the situation, or have a loved one call for you.
If the tooth can't be replaced in the empty socket, place it in a small cup of cold milk. The milk will help preserve the roots until you can make it into the office. When you're facing a dental emergency, call Dental Care Olathe for expert assistance.
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