Dental trauma, such as a hit in a sport or a slip and fall can result in cracked, broken, loose, or knocked-out teeth, all of which are serious dental emergencies. It can also cause oral lacerations, including cuts to the tongue, gums, lips, and cheeks. These may cause serious bleeding and require emergency care.
Serious tooth pain or discomfort can indicate an infected tooth or a variety of other serious oral health conditions. If you are experiencing facial swelling or pain that keeps you awake at night, please contact us right away.
If you pull out a filling, chip a crown, or damage any other type of dental work, please contact our office during regular office hours for an appointment. Damage to exiting dental work is not always an emergency, but should be addressed soon as it can lead to future discomfort or other oral health issues.
We offer same-day appointments for all of our patients in Crawford. Dr. Moody and Dr. Eitemiller know that oral injuries and emergencies don’t happen on a set schedule, so we’re always ready to help. Give us a call at (308) 665-2025 to schedule an appointment.
First, you should call the team at Horizon West Dental for same-day emergency care in Crawford. We’re always standing by to help. Give us a call at (308) 665-2025 and we’ll see you as soon as we can.
You can take pain relievers like ibuprofen or naproxen to help with your pain and discomfort. If your mouth is bleeding, we recommend using a cotton ball or clean paper towel to apply pressure to the area and to stop the bleeding. You can also apply an ice pack to your cheek to numb the area and help with discomfort.
Once you’ve taken some steps to treat your pain and discomfort, come to Horizon West Dental right away. At your appointment, Dr. Moody or Dr. Eitemiller will assess your oral health and recommend the appropriate treatment to restore your tooth and protect your smile.