Cosmetic, Family and General Dentists & Aesthetic and Implant Dentists located in Parma, OH, Cleveland, OH, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, and Akron, OH
If you play sports or lead a physically active lifestyle, you’re also more likely to need emergency dentistry. If you lose a permanent tooth, break a restoration, or wake up with a severe toothache, emergency dentistry can relieve pain, prevent further damage, and restore your smile. At 2K Dental, with two convenient locations in Parma, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Falls, and Akron, Ohio, the team offers same-day emergency dentistry consultations to people of all ages. Schedule an appointment today by calling the nearest office to booking a consultation.
Emergency Dentistry Q&A
What is emergency dentistry?
Emergency dentistry provides prompt diagnosis and treatment of tooth and gum problems that require immediate intervention.
If you or a loved one experiences a dental emergency, it’s important for you to call the office right away. Making it to 2K Dental within a few hours of your initial symptoms could mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth or the need for surgery.
What types of issues does emergency dentistry treat?
The 2K Dental team uses emergency dentistry to treat various issues, including:
- Loose fillings
- Knocked-out teeth
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Broken restorations (crowns, bridges, implants, dentures, etc.)
- Oral abscesses
They have the knowledge and expertise to address these issues and prevent further damage. If necessary, they can also perform extractions. In some instances, this is the easiest and most effective way to preserve your oral health.
What steps should I take if I lose a permanent tooth?
If you lose a permanent tooth due to an automobile accident, sports injury, or slip-and-fall, it’s important to stay calm and act quickly. First, carefully pick up your tooth by the crown and rinse off any debris using cool tap water. After rinsing your tooth, try to place it back in the socket. If the tooth won’t stay in place, tuck it inside your cheek or place it in a glass of milk.
Next, call 2K Dental. When you speak with a staff member, explain how you lost your tooth. They may be able to provide you with tips to ease pain or limit bleeding on your way over. The practice offers flexible office hours and will try to get you in on the same day.
Is there any way to prevent a dental emergency?
There’s no way to prevent a dental emergency entirely, but there are steps you can take to lower your risk. For example, if you play contact sports, skateboard, or mountain bike, always wear a mouth guard. To avoid toothaches or gum inflammation, practice good oral hygiene.
You should also avoid bad habits like smoking, nail biting, or chewing on ice cubes or popcorn kernels. Minor adjustments like these can preserve your oral health for years to come.
If you or a loved one requires emergency dentistry, schedule an appointment at 2K Dental today. Call the nearest office and speak with a friendly staff member to book a consultation.