Sometimes accidents happen – teeth crack, others develop sudden discomfort, your denture breaks, etc. No one expects these things to happen, which means it’s unlikely they’ll happen during business hours. Instead, they always seem to happen when it’s least convenient.
A toothache may start out minor, but it will often get worse and worse throughout the day. Because of this, it’s essential to see your emergency dentist as soon as possible. Lincoln Family Dentistry is always prepared to be your emergency dentist in the Lincoln, Nebraska area. With an emergency number as well as extended and Saturday hours, we are always here to help you when you need it most.
Our emergency dental line is 402-840-9783. Call us if you require emergency dental care after hours. We will try our hardest to return your call soon.
What To Do In An Emergency
What to do in an emergency will vary depending on the emergency. Below we discuss some of the most common dental emergencies, how to handle them, and what to expect from the potential treatment of those problems. Taking care of your teeth is of the utmost importance. If you have a dental emergency right now, you should contact your Lincoln Family Dentistry emergency dentist as soon as possible. We’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Our Emergency Dentist Can Help with Any of Those Dental Emergencies:
Intense or Sudden Sharp Toothache
A severe toothache should be treated as quickly as possible, as it is often a sign of a dental infection. When a tooth aches constantly or spontaneously, you can assume that something more serious is happening. Learn more about how your emergency dentist can help with toothaches. Click image to learn more.
Swelling or Abscess
Gum discomfort or swelling can be symptoms of an abscess (infection) that forms in the area surrounding a tooth’s root. This infection can spread from the root of the tooth to the bone supporting the tooth. If you don’t treat the disease immediately, it’ll result in discomfort, loss of teeth, and overall medical emergency. Learn more about how your emergency dentist can help with dental abscesses. Click image to learn more.
Although teeth are strong, they still crack, fracture, or even break. While some cracks can go unnoticed, others are a lot of discomfort, especially if the crack extends down into the root. Every crack, chip or break is different, but most are caused by trauma, grinding, or biting. Learn more about how your emergency dentist can help with chipped teeth. Click image to learn more.
Lost Fillings and Lost Crowns
Fillings are used to fix cavities. Crowns, or caps, are used to cover broken or damaged teeth. It’s not uncommon for fillings or crowns to fall out. When this happens, it often causes sensitivity to your tooth. Although lost fillings or crowns might not be as severe of a dental emergency as a broken or chipped tooth, you should still see your dentist promptly.
Dislodged or Knocked Out Tooth
If your tooth is knocked out or knocked loose, it’s crucial to see your dentist immediately. If they’re able to replace the tooth within 30-60 minutes, it’s likely that it will be able to remain and become functional again. However, the longer it takes to have the tooth replaced, the less likely it is your mouth will accept it.
If your dentures break, everyday tasks may become trying and arduous. If you can’t chew, swallow, or eat properly, your Lincoln dentist will take a mold or your mouth and have a manufacturer make a new pair. However, if your dentures are not damaged too badly, then your Lincoln dentist may be able to fix them in-house. Learn more about how your emergency dentist can help with broken dentures. Click image to learn more.
From cracked teeth to lost fillings and broken dentures, dental emergencies come in all shapes and sizes. We’re glad to help with any dental emergency, even without insurance. We feel that everyone should have access to an excellent dentist and we’re delighted to discuss our many payment options with you.
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