Same day dental when you need it
Dental emergencies can be frightening and unpleasant, especially if your child is involved. Dr. Huller-Schussler and the team at Bellbrook Dental are committed to getting you out of discomfort as soon as possible. In some circumstances, we can even begin emergency dental treatment the same day, if necessary.
If you have a broken or missing tooth, you must act fast to protect your smile. When you can, locate the missing portion of your tooth and place it in a jar with milk, saline, or tap water (if you use water, add a pinch of salt.) Then, as soon as possible, contact Bellbrook Dental to schedule an appointment.
What is a Dental Emergency?
The following are some of the most common dental emergencies we address at our Bellbrook office:
- Severe toothache
- Cracked or chipped tooth
- Sports Injuries
- Knocked out tooth
- Severe toothaches
- Change in the color or texture of gums
- Broken Fillings
- Broken Crown or Bridge
Note: This is not an all-inclusive list of dental emergencies. If you have a concern about your teeth or gums, it’s always best to err on the side of caution and visit your emergency dentist as soon as possible.
Care for Toothaches at Home
One of the most common reasons that people seek emergency dental care is a toothache. Fortunately, there are a few things you may do at home to alleviate the pain until you can see our Bellbrook dentist. Because most toothaches are caused by inflammation and swelling, use the following measures to alleviate your discomfort in the meantime:
- Take ibuprofen or another anti-inflammatory drug as directed.
- Apply a cold compress to the side of your face for 20 minutes at a time.
- Eat on the opposite side of your mouth.