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Emergency Appointments in Firestone, CO
Dr. Dawne Adams is committed to providing emergency appointments in Firestone, CO. If you have a dental emergency such as a toothache, chipped tooth, or a lost filling, please contact us at (303) 833-5660 right away.
Whatever the emergency, you can rest assured that Dr. Adams and her team will take care of you as quickly as possible. We provide both short-term relief and long-term treatment options. So the sooner we can see you, the more you can reduce the risk of permanent damage and the need for more extensive and expensive treatment down the line. We also offer financing options, so you won't have to worry about how to pay for your emergency appointments in Firestone, CO.
The following are some common dental emergencies and how you can immediately respond to them.
Thoroughly rinse your mouth with warm water, then gently use dental floss to remove any food or other debris caught between the teeth. See Dr. Adams as soon as possible.
Chipped or broken teeth
Rinse the mouth using warm water, and save and rinse any broken pieces of tooth. Apply gauze to the area to stop any bleeding, and use a cold compress on the outside of the mouth near the affected area to reduce swelling and relieve pain. See Dr. Adams, who schedules fast emergency appointments in Firestone, CO, for chipped and broken teeth.
Retrieve the tooth and rinse the tooth root with water, but do not scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments. Reinsert the tooth in the correct position if possible, but never try to force it. If you can't reinsert the tooth, place the tooth in a small cup of milk, water with a pinch of salt, or a product such as Save-a-Tooth. For the best chances of saving the tooth, you should see Dr. Adams within an hour of the tooth being knocked out.
Partially dislodged tooth
Apply a cold compress to the outside of the mouth or cheek in the affected area until you can see Dr. Adams for emergency appointments in Firestone, CO. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever if necessary.
See Dr. Adams as soon as possible and stick a piece of sugarless gum into the cavity, or use an over-the-counter dental cement as a temporary measure.
If possible, reattach the crown using an over-the-counter dental cement, toothpaste, vaseline, or denture adhesive. Do not eat or sleep with a loose crown. Then, bring the crown in with you to your emergency appointment.
Abscesses are infections that occur around the root of a tooth or in the space between the teeth and gums. See Dr. Adams as soon as possible if you discover a painful OR even a non-painful, pimple-like swelling on your gum.
To control bleeding to the tongue, cheeks, gums, and lips, rinse your mouth with a mild salt-water solution and apply pressure to the affected area with moistened gauze. Continue to apply pressure until you can see Dr. Adams.
For emergency appointments in Firestone, CO, please call us at (303) 833-5660 right away.
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