Need to speak with an emergency dentist in Liberty right away? Seaport Family Dentistry offers swift emergency dental services that can relieve your pain and restore your smile quickly and effectively. Once we confirm that you will be visiting our office for an emergency dental appointment, we will make room in our schedule and begin preparing a treatment room. Call today!
What is considered a dental emergency?
If you are experiencing any dental-related pain or discomfort that you feel may be a dental emergency, you are welcome and encouraged to give our office a call so we can assist. Our team can help you determine if your situation requires immediate care or a convenient appointment in the near future. Common dental emergencies include:
- Unbearable Dental Pain
- Broken or Dislodged Tooth
- Gum Swelling
- Uncontrollable Dental Bleeding
- Dental Abscess
Should I see an emergency dentist or go to the emergency room?
When a dental emergency occurs, some patients head straight to the nearest emergency room. Sometimes the ER can help in certain cases, but if the situation is tooth or gum-related in any way, they will typically only be able to offer pain medication and a referral to an emergency dentist. Dentists are very knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to problems that affect the mouth, and they also have the equipment necessary to provide efficient and effective emergency dental care.
How can I handle tooth pain at home?
If you have been experiencing a dull ache in your tooth, there are a few home remedies you can utilize to help relieve the pain before your next appointment. Creating a warm saltwater rinse by stirring half a teaspoon of salt into a cup of warm water and swishing it around your mouth for thirty seconds can be helpful. You can also crush a clove of garlic and apply it to the tooth, or gently hold an ice pack to your cheek. If the pain ever becomes unbearable, you develop a fever, or your gums begin to swell, please contact our office right away.