Your Midland Emergency Dentist
Dental emergencies can be sudden, frightening, and often inconvenient. If you or your child is experiencing serious oral related pain or injury, please don't hesitate – contact Midland emergency dentist, Dr. Robert Christensen as soon as possible. Our team will do everything we can to see existing patients and their families as soon as possible from the time of your initial call. And in the meantime, we will try to provide guidance for how to best manage your emergency and minimize your discomfort. We know you’ll find a warm and comfortable environment at our office.
What Qualifies as a Dental Emergency?
A dental emergency can be designated as any situation that requires immediate attention to rescue a tooth, stop continuous bleeding, or reduce significant pain. Here are some of the situations that our team would consider an emergency and along with suggestions to best manage before you are able to reach our location:
Knocked Out Tooth
Do you still have the tooth? Rinse any foreign particles off carefully and then place it back into its original socket holding it in place. If this isn’t possible, put the tooth in a cup of milk and make sure to bring it with you to our office.
Collect any significant pieces and make sure to bring them with you to our office. In the meantime, a cold compress should minimize any swelling.
Don’t attempt to repair the denture on your own, as this may cause more serious damage. Instead, contact Dr. Christensen right away for assistance.
A toothache could have several causes, all of them potentially serious if they are left untreated for too long. If you are experiencing localized pain that lasts for more than one or two days, please contact us. Make sure to floss thoroughly first so you are able to dislodge anything that might be causing the discomfort.
Something Caught Between Teeth
Try using dental floss to remove the item first. Don’t use any sharp objects, as this could cause damage to your soft tissue or enamel. If the item remains lodged, please contact us right away.
Lost Temporary Crown
Losing your temporary crown may leave you with a tooth that’s overly sensitive and uncomfortable. If you can, clean the crown and reposition it back in place with dental adhesive or a small amount of toothpaste or Vaseline petroleum product. Then, contact our Midland office right away so we can schedule a time for Dr. Christensen to cement it in place again.
Contact Us Immediately!
If you are suffering from a possibly broken jaw or heavy bleeding that isn’t letting up, don’t wait – go straight to your nearest emergency room. Later on, emergency dentist, Dr. Christensen can provide assistance in replacing any lost or broken teeth you suffered in the accident. Contact our Midland, TX practice today if you’re in need of assistance!