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Dental Emergency

Urgent care for unexpected crises, ensuring your oral health with progressive dentistry's immediate assistance.

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Emergency Dental Care:

Progressive Dentistry at Your Service

Dental emergencies can occur unexpectedly, presenting challenges that demand immediate attention. Understanding how to navigate such situations can be pivotal in preserving your oral health, particularly when you are faced with issues like uncontrolled bleeding, severe pain, or facial injuries. At Progressive Dentistry, we recognize the critical nature of all dental crises. Our expert dentist in Pisgah is dedicated to providing prompt and professional care whenever you need!
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Identifying Dental Emergencies

Immediate Care

Dental emergencies usually fall into three main types: traumatic, infectious, and post-procedural issues. If left untreated, all these emergencies can cause severe pain, infections that spread to the neck and face, or even problems with breathing. Therefore, seeking immediate care from our seasoned dentist in Henegar becomes crucial. Here's a list of common situations that require immediate professional attention:
Completely or partially knocked tooth.
Soft tissue injuries.
Severe cracking of a tooth.
Jaw fracture.
Intense tooth pain.
Damaged or missing dental restorations.
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Managing Dental Emergencies

Before Our Dentist

When you have a dental emergency, call our dentist immediately. Meanwhile, here's what you can do:
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Completely or Partially Knocked Tooth

If you knock out a permanent tooth, ensure its moisture by placing it in a container with milk, or using a tooth preservation product endorsed by the American Dental Association (ADA). Promptly contact us and visit our clinic.
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Fractured Jaw

If you suspect a jaw fracture, apply cold compresses to manage swelling till you can seek immediate care either from our dentist or at a hospital emergency department.
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Soft Tissue Injuries

If you have injured your tongue, cheeks, gums, or lips, and there is bleeding, immediately rinse with salt water, apply pressure with a tea bag or gauze, and use a cold compress. If the bleeding persists, call us swiftly while continuing gentle pressure with gauze.
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Intense Tooth Pain

For toothaches, cleanse your mouth by rinsing it with warm water. Use dental floss to remove any trapped food particles. Avoid applying aspirin directly to the aching tooth or gums, as it may irritate. If the pain persists, seek assistance from our dentist right away.
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Severe Cracking of a Tooth

A cracked tooth is a definite dental emergency. Quickly rinse the mouth with warm water for cleanliness and apply cold compresses to your face to prevent and reduce any swelling. It's important to schedule an appointment with our dentist immediately.
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Damaged or Missing Dental Restorations

For a lost filling, use sugar-free gum or over-the-counter dental cement until you can visit our dentist. In case of a broken crown or bridge, bring it to our dentist to temporarily reattach it. Avoid using super glue and similar products on your own.

Emergency Dental Assistance

Call Our Fort Payne Dentist for Immediate Guidance

If you're still unsure about your dental emergency category, just give our exceptionally trained dentist in Fort Payne a call. We'll assist until you can visit. Remember not to panic!

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Contact Us Today!

Recognizing and promptly addressing dental emergencies is crucial for preserving oral health and preventing further complications. Whether it's severe pain, bleeding, or facial injuries, seeking immediate care from our friendly expert dentist in Mentone, Powell, Rainsville, Flat Rock, Bryant, and Stevenson is vital. Our clinic is available to assist you every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 9 AM to 5 PM!
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