Do You Need Emergency Dental Care?

emergency-dental.jpgNothing can ruin your day or vacation faster than needing emergency dental care. This can happen at any time, anywhere; and you can’t ignore the pain or delay treatment without seriously compromising your health or comfort.

At Thomas L. Anderson and Associates, we are available whenever you need immediate expert treatment for your dental emergency. You can call our office at 816-531-3439, and we will help you arrange your emergency visit; so you can get the treatment you need to get your smile back. Thomas L. Anderson, DDS has been providing quality emergency dental services to the Kansas City Metro area for over 30 years, so you can be confident that when you choose emergency dental treatment from one of the gentle dentists at Thomas L. Anderson and Associates, you’re getting the best emergency dental treatment you deserve.

What Kind Of Dental Issues Require Emergency Dental Treatment?

Dental Injury Caused by Impact to the Mouth: There are many kinds of dental problems that demand emergency dental treatment. The most obvious and urgent kind of dental emergencies are dental injuries that have been caused by an impact to the mouth such as: chipped teeth, knocked out teeth, or loose teeth. These types of injuries should be treated right away, before the situation gets worse or becomes irreparable. Time is of the essence, because even half an hour can mean the difference between saving your tooth and having to get a replacement.

If your tooth is knocked out, make sure to do the following so it can be re-implanted:

  • Hold your tooth only by the crown (don’t touch the roots)
  • Lightly rinse your tooth (don’t brush or clean it)
  • Try to put your tooth back in its socket, but make sure to not swallow or lose it
  • If you can’t put the tooth back in the socket, place it in a small container filled with whole milk or saliva
  • Call our office as soon as you can and get immediate treatment

Emergency Dental for Tooth Pain: When you’re suffering from tooth pain, all you want to know is how to stop it. Toothaches can be caused by a variety of reasons – a broken tooth, maybe a new cavity under an old filling, or damage from grinding or clenching. The severity of pain can be in indicator of a serious problem, especially if you can’t eat or drink without experiencing excruciating agony. If this is the case, it’s best to call our office and for an emergency dental appointment right away so the problem doesn’t get worse.

Emergency Dental for Sore and Swollen Gums: This is usually an infection from plaque and gum disease, or a reaction to food getting stuck in between the teeth. This is why flossing is such an important part of daily dental care. You can try to gently floss the affected area and rinse with warm salt water* to at least help the situation, but if the pain is constant and your gums bleed even at the slightest touch, you should see one of our emergency dentists right away.

Emergency Dental for Broken and Cracked Teeth: A broken or cracked tooth can occur as a result of the following: accidental falls, car accidents, cavities, sports-related injuries, fighting, or accidentally biting on hard food. You can help increase your chances or saving your teeth when you do the following:

  • Find and save all the pieces of the broken tooth
  • Rinse your mouth out with warm water
  • Decrease the swelling by keeping an ice pack on your cheek or lips, where your tooth was broken
  • Take over the counter pain medication for temporary pain relief
  • Call our office and schedule an appointment right away

Like all emergencies, a quick response is one of the most important things when it comes to saving your teeth. In a situation like this, make sure not to panic and follow the recommended precautions – then just give us a call and we’ll restore your teeth as quickly as possible.

Emergency Dental for Lost Crown: If you lose your crown, simple things like eating toast may cause pain. While it’s not a life-threatening situation, it can interfere with your daily eating and drinking, so it’s best to get emergency dental treatment right away. There’s no need to panic, and just make sure you remember to bring your crown with you when you come in for an emergency dental visit.

Expert Emergency Dental Services Right When You Need It

Dr. Thomas L. Anderson and his expert dental team always give priority to your emergency request. Accidents can happen anytime, anywhere so he is always ready to provide emergency dental treatment to his patients whenever they need it. If you need emergency dental care in Kansas City, call us now at 816-531-3439. Our friendly and professional team is happy to work with you and we will try our best to get you a same day appointment.

We provide restorative emergency dental care to help our patients to get out of pain as quickly as possible. Remember, sooner you get emergency dental treatment, the higher your chances of saving your tooth. Thomas L. Anderson and Associates have three conveniently located offices in the Kansas City area:

*To make salt water rinse: mix 1 teaspoon table salt with 1 cup warm water

If you need emergency dental care, we are here to help you. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment at the offices of Thomas L. Anderson and Associates. We have three convenient locations within the Kansas City area, including Lee’s Summit / Independence, the Country Club Plaza and Downtown Kansas City. The gentle dentists and expert team at Thomas L. Anderson and Associates look forward to working with you to treat your dental emergency, achieve proper oral health and a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. If you have any questions about your dental insurance benefits, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We are happy to review your policy! Please give us a call today to schedule an appointment and become part of our dental family.