In case of a dental emergency, give us a call.
Do you have a broken tooth, loose crown, or a toothache that won’t quit? Speed is of the essence when it comes to dental emergencies. With few exceptions, Dr. Michelle Stillman will see you today, provided you call during normal business hours, even if you’re not a current patient.
Whether you’ve sustained a traumatic injury or your pain has been progressing for years, our office will determine the cause of your pain and work to alleviate it. If your treatment requires additional visits, rest assured that we will restore your comfort before you leave and help you to schedule any future appointments.
Dental Emergencies & Fear of the Dentist
If you already struggle with dental anxiety, facing a dental emergency can be especially daunting. At Dental House on Donnelly, we understand that and we can work with you to make your visit more comfortable. Many patients’ fears are calmed just by Dr. Michelle Stillman’s humming or singing along to the music.
If you need more than a friendly tune to put you at ease, we can also provide nitrous oxide to help relax you during treatment. Nitrous oxide is a gas that is breathed in through your nose. It works safely and quickly, and the effects wear off in minutes, so you can return to your normal routine nearly immediately after your visit.
Dental emergencies treated at Dental House on Donnelly
Although a dental emergency can be brought on by many circumstances, it’s important to seek treatment any time you experience persistent tooth pain. Some dental emergency situations include:
- Toothache – when left untreated, tooth decay can reach the pulp of the tooth. The resulting infection and inflammation can cause pain. Relieving the pain is usually a fairly simple procedure, but that will probably need to be followed up with a root canal treatment.
- Cracked or broken teeth – when a tooth is cracked or broken, it is more susceptible to infection. Depending on the extent of the damage to your tooth, complete treatment may include dental bonding or capping with a porcelain crown. For your emergency appointment, Dr. Stillman will probably protect the tooth with a temporary filling.
- Lost filling – If a filling falls out, it should be replaced quickly to prevent decay from getting into the softer parts of the tooth.
- Lost crown – If a crown falls off, it is important to come in right away, even if it doesn’t hurt. Otherwise, the adjacent teeth will move into the open spaces created and the treatment will be greatly complicated.
- Trauma – if your teeth are subjected to a high-impact injury, they could chip, fracture, or become dislodged. Often, minor chips or fractures to the front teeth may not result in pain, but could impact your appearance or your ability to chew or speak normally. These injuries can sometimes be treated with dental bonding to restore your smile quickly. If a tooth has become dislodged following a traumatic injury, it is an extremely time-sensitive matter. Bring the tooth (or teeth) with you to your visit, wrapped in a moist (not dripping wet) towel. If you can get to the office quickly enough (within a half hour), we may be able to re-plant the tooth.
Call for a Same-Day Emergency Dental Visit
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, call our office during office hours to schedule your same-day visit.