The category of “dental emergency” includes more things than you may think! While some emergencies like bleeding gums or knocked-out teeth are very obvious, lots of other things like toothaches, objects lodged between the teeth, and pulled-out dental work also require immediate dental care.
Not sure if you need immediate treatment? Our advice is simple. If you think that your issue requires immediate emergency care, you’re probably right! So just give our Colorado Springs dentists a call at (719) 955-4023 to tell us about your issue.
No matter what your emergency may be, you need to call Alliance Family Dentistry at (719) 955-4023 immediately to talk to one of our team members and schedule an emergency appointment. While we do accept walk-ins, we prefer that you call ahead. This helps us prepare for your visit and provide you with the care you need more quickly once you arrive at our dental office in Colorado Springs.
If your mouth is bleeding, you can use clean cotton balls or paper towels to absorb blood, which should slow within 45 minutes to an hour. Over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen or acetaminophen can help with discomfort. Placing an ice pack on the cheek for 10 minutes at a time can also help with pain and swelling. These are temporary steps, though. It’s important to come to Alliance Family Dentistry ASAP for a permanent solution to your emergency.
The most obvious reason immediate emergency care is important is because the faster you get help, the better the chance is that your dentist will be able to save your tooth and prevent other complications. If you have a knocked-out tooth, for example, it has to be replaced within 1-2 hours or the tooth will die and we won’t be able to save it.
Immediate emergency care also gives you relief from your pain and discomfort, so you can get back to your day-to-day routine. Some emergencies can be excruciatingly painful, so this is a very important reason to get help right away.
Finally, you’ll get peace of mind. With immediate emergency dental care from your dentist, you’ll know you’ve done everything you can to restore your smile and maintain your oral health.
At Alliance Family Dentistry, we take pride in providing both same-day care and after-hours emergency appointments for all of our patients in Colorado Springs. We know how painful and scary a dental emergency can be, and that you can’t wait a day or longer to get the help you need.
So if you’re having a dental emergency, don’t wait. Call us at (719) 955-4023 and tell us about your issue. If it’s a serious emergency, we’ll schedule a same-day or after-hours appointment right away to give you the help you need ASAP.