We Are Here for You When You Need Emergency Dental Services
Emergencies tend to happen at inconvenient times, especially dental emergencies. When you call the office of Dr. Scott Wilson seeking emergency dental care, we will prioritize your situation. We are dedicated to helping you receive the care you need as quickly as possible without compromising the quality of service. We make every effort to fit emergency patients into our office hours on the same day you contact us, so you receive the timely and effective care.
Common Dental Emergencies
You may be wondering if your situation is considered an emergency. Severe or prolonged discomfort, inability to go about your day, and tooth loss, all warrant prompt care. Most often, we treat the following conditions as emergency circumstances:
- Dislodged Teeth or Prosthetics
- Cracked or Broken Teeth
- Painful Gums
- Damaged Restorations
Preparing for Your Emergency Visit
In anticipation of emergency care, there are steps you can take to ease any pain you are experiencing and improve the success of your treatment. Consider the following tips to be well prepared for your urgent dental care.
Manage Your Discomfort: You can reduce pain by applying a cold compress to your face in the affected area. Never apply ice directly to your injured tooth or gums. Over the counter pain medication can help as well.
Document Your Symptoms: Make a list of symptoms and bring it to your appointment. This will keep you from forgetting to mention something and can help Dr. Wilson evaluate your situation and provide accurate treatment more quickly.
Preserve Teeth and Restorations: If a tooth has been knocked out or broken, collect the tooth or any pieces. Be careful to handle the tooth by the crown, not the roots. Rinse your tooth or dental work in water or milk, and do not use soap to clean it. Return the tooth to the empty socket if possible; otherwise, keep it stored in fluid until your appointment. If a prosthetic such as a crown comes off, you can temporarily secure it back on your tooth with denture adhesive, but never use regular glue.
Dr. Wilson and his staff are passionate about helping Lawrenceburg patients and families find relief from their dental pain. If you are facing a dental emergency, contact the office of Scott P. Wilson, DDS, today.