(If you or a loved one are currently experiencing a dental emergency, please give us a call as soon as you can so we can start helping you right away!)
There are many different kinds of dental emergencies, but do you know what they all have in common? Absolutely none of them are ever planned! No one can really anticipate a knocked out tooth or broken crown ruining their day, but what they can do is have a plan in place should something bad ever happen to their smile. For the people of Colorado Springs, that plan is simple: call Springs Dental Care.
Dr. Cea and our entire team have handled countless emergencies over the years, so no matter your situation, we’ll be able to help you. We always try to see emergency patients the same day that they call in, so if you’re in pain, we won’t leave you waiting. Even if you are unsure whether or not your situation is an emergency, just give us a call, and we’ll be happy to let you know what you should do next. Basically, when you need dental care FAST, just give us a call, and we’ll be there right when you need us the most!
Call Us in Case of the Following Dental Emergencies:
Knocked out teeth
Partially dislodged teeth
Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
Lost or broken dental work
Object stuck between the teeth
Injury to the lips, gums, or jaw
Swelling or pain in the face
However, if you suspect that you have broken a bone, or if you can’t stop bleeding after 10 minutes, please go straight to your local emergency room first.Give us a call only after you have been cleared to leave.
Dental Emergency Tips
Here are a few things you can do to take control of a dental emergency before you can make it to our office:
Take a moment to breathe and calm yourself,
Try to find any broken, knocked out teeth or damaged dental work. In the case of a knocked out tooth, only touch it on the crown, never the root.
Try to place the tooth/dental work back into your mouth and keep it there until you can see us if possible.
If not, place your dental work in a safe container, or put your tooth in a container of milk or saltwater. A knocked out tooth must remain wet until you can see us to keep it viable for reattachment!
Use a cold compress in 10-minute intervals to control pain and swelling
A clean rag or gauze with firm pressure can help stop any bleeding.
You can also take an OTC medication to help with pain, but avoid aspirin, as this could actually make bleeding worse.