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Nobody can predict a dental emergency. That’s what makes them so inconvenient. The good news is that Drs. Jon and Brad Anderson of Anderson Dental in Fargo, ND, is always available to assist you, so there’s no reason you should minimize an emergency.
Among the most common emergencies we see are lost fillings, lost crowns, and broken dentures. Lost fillings and lost crowns are very similar. A key difference, however, is that fillings are used to repair cavities but crowns are used to cover broken or damaged teeth.
Over time, it’s not uncommon for fillings and crowns to grow loose and fall out. If you lose a crown or a filling, hot or cold temperatures will likely begin to trigger pain because of the exposed tissue. The discomfort might seem manageable, but it’s better to get these situations fixed as soon as possible so you can avoid getting food stuck or developing an infection.
Unlike a busted filling or crown, a broken denture is more likely to make itself known constantly, every day. It can make chewing, swallowing, and eating properly difficult. Depending on the damage, you may require a new denture altogether.
If you’re experiencing any problems with your dentures, or suspect that they might be broken, it’s best to contact Drs. Jon and Brad Anderson of Anderson Dental in Fargo, ND, immediately to avoid further damage. Our team is always here to help, especially when your dental health is at risk.
These things happen, so don’t feel embarrassed, and please don’t hesitate to give us a call as soon as you notice or suspect something’s wrong! Get in touch with us … the sooner the better. Call our office at 701-232-1368.
Emergency dental situations often catch us by surprise. There are of course steps we can take to prevent some of these, but that's not always possible. In the event of an accident, the best advice you can put into action is to quickly contact your dentists. The second, is not to panic, as most dental emergencies in Fargo, ND, can be treated. Learn more about what you should do in dental emergencies by reaching out to Dr. Jon Anderson, Dr. Brad Anderson, and Dr. Breding of Anderson Dental.
Pain, especially if it's severe, should be examined by your dentist as promptly as possible. The reasons for toothache vary widely and it could even stem from a sinus infection. Most commonly it's due to a deeply decayed or damaged tooth, where the soft tissue at the center of the tooth becomes infected. A typical treatment for these infections is a root canal to alleviate the pain and to save your tooth.
Your doctor can often repair minor injuries, such as chipped teeth with dental bonding. For these instances, if there is no pain that accompanies the chip it may not be a dental emergency. You should still contact your dentist and schedule a visit so they can guide you toward the best course of action. If you do feel pain, or if the edges of your tooth are sharp and can cut your cheeks, you may require emergency care.
Losing a tooth can be a shocking experience, but if you act quickly, and calmly, you may be able to have your same tooth restored. Find the tooth and handle it very gently so as to not damage the nerves at the root. Call your dentist right away and transport the tooth in a container with milk. The goal is to keep the tooth from drying out, so you can place it between your cheek and your gums if no other means are available.
A lost or loose crown, dental filling, or any other similar implement should be repaired by your dentist as they can leave your tooth exposed to infection.
Dental Emergency Treatment in Fargo, ND
For all those dental emergencies you can't prevent, your Fargo, ND, professionals are here to help. Dial (701) 232-1368 to reach the office of Dr. Jon Anderson, Dr. Brad Anderson, and Dr. Breding of Anderson Dental.
If you've knocked out or chipped a tooth, you have a dental emergency! Don't panic, Anderson Dental in Fargo, ND, can help you with an emergency appointment. Dr. Jon Anderson, Dr. Brad Anderson, and Dr. Breding are here for you in a dental emergency.
A knocked-out tooth can be alarming and painful. The best thing to do in any dental emergency is trying to remain calm and contact your dentist. For a knocked-out tooth there are a few things you can do immediately:
- Find the tooth and grab it by the crown (not the root)
- Rinse the tooth with milk or water
- Tuck the tooth inside your cheek to store until you get to the dentist
- Or store the tooth in a small container of milk
Come see us in Fargo, ND, if you've knocked out a tooth or had a dental emergency. If you've chipped or broken a tooth, save all the pieces and rinse out your mouth. You can apply an ice pack to the area of your mouth for the pain and swelling.
You should call a dentist after an injury to the mouth, not just your teeth. If you injure your tongue, lips, or cheek, clean the area immediately and apply pressure if there is any bleeding. If you've lost a filling or a crown you should also call for an emergency appointment.
Whatever your dental emergency is don't put off going to the dentist, especially if you are in severe pain. Delaying treatment could lead to you needing more involved and more costly dental work when there could have been an easy fix for your pain.
If you're having a dental emergency don't panic. Dr. Jon Anderson, Dr. Brad Anderson, and Dr. Breding of Anderson Dental can help you with an emergency appointment. Contact us in Fargo, ND, at (701) 232-1368.
There are different types of dental emergencies, from tooth or gum pain to an infection or trauma. One of the most common causes of a dental emergency is trauma from an accident or sports injury, but a persistent toothache can also be a sign of a problem that requires immediate attention. The dentists at Anderson Dental Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Fargo, ND, Drs. Jon and Brad Anderson and Dr. Breding at Anderson offer a range of dental services including emergency dentistry treatment.
Dental Emergency Treatment in Fargo, ND
If one or more teeth have been completely knocked out of the socket, the American Dental Association ADA recommends keeping the teeth clean and moist in milk or in the mouth if possible until you can get to the dentist, which should be done as quickly as possible. If the tooth is knocked loose, try to keep it in the socket for as long as possible without touching or exposing the root. Schedule an emergency dental appointment for the same day to avoid complications and increase the chances that the dentist will be able to save the tooth.
Losing a tooth to trauma or an accident is one of the more severe dental emergencies, but there are a few additional scenarios that may also require emergency dental treatment:
Cracked/broken crown (the root of the tooth remains intact) - Rinse your mouth with warm water and apply a cold compress to your face over the affected area to minimize swelling
Pain - Pain can be a sign of an infection, tooth decay or other oral health problems like gum disease. Ignoring a toothache can potentially lead to complications and the need for more invasive dental treatment in the future.
Find an Emergency Dentist in Fargo, ND
For more information about our emergency, cosmetic and general dentistry services, contact Anderson Dental Cosmetic and Family Dentistry by calling (701) 232-1368 to schedule an appointment today.