- Urgent Care
Emergency Dental Services by Odyssey Dental Care:
We provide our clients with a 24 hour urgent care guarantee. If you contact our office with an emergency, we will try to make sure one of our dentists is available to see you the same business day. Our emergency service was created to provide you with quick relief from your dental pain.
Examples of Emergencies:
Emergency Dental Tips:
We know that emergencies happen, and sometimes you are not able to make it to the dentist in a timely manner. Below are some things you can do before heading to the dentist’s office for your emergency dental care.
Thoroughly clean the area around the sore tooth, and rinse your mouth with warm salt water. If there is something lodged in between your teeth, use dental floss to try and remove item. Avoid placing aspirin on the tooth or gums. Apply a cold compress if swelling persists, and take Tylenol (acetaminophen). If the ache persists contact your dentist to make an appointment as soon as possible.
If you are able to find the tooth rinse it thoroughly. DO NOT use anything other than warm water to rinse. Make sure to handle the tooth by the crown and not the root. If you are able to reinsert the tooth, keep it in place by biting down on a clean cloth or gauze after you have placed it back into its’ original socket. If you are not able to reinsert the tooth, place the tooth in a cup containing milk or water, and go to the dentist immediately. When saving a tooth, time is of the essence!
Wires and Braces can sometimes become loose or broken. In most cases emergency attention is not required, but if the wires or braces are stuck in the gums, cheek or tongue, DO NOT remove them. Immediately contact your dentist to make an appointment, and cover the protruding portion with cotton balls, gauze or chewing gum.
Apply a cold compress or ice firmly but gently to the bruised area (s). Stop the bleeding by applying pressure gently to the wound with a clean gauze or cloth. If the bleeding cannot be controlled within 15 minutes go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
Rinse out your mouth with warm water. Place a cold compress over the injured area, and immediately contact your dentist to make an appointment. If there are any saveable tooth fragments, place them in a ziploc bag and bring the pieces with you to the dentist.
Use a towel, tie or handkerchief to keep the jaws from moving, and immediately go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
If the crown is one piece, rinse it with water and try to reinsert it. Hold it in place by gently biting down on clean gauze or cloth. If the crown is broken, try to gather all of the pieces and bring them straight to our office.
Rinse the mouth out with warm water. Gently but firmly place clean gauze over the area that is bleeding. If the bleeding persists for more than 15 minutes contact your dentist.