James W. Rehm DMD LLC
At Dr. Rehm’s office, we take dental pain and emergencies very seriously. We know that seeing you could mean the difference between saving and losing your tooth. If you are ever in a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to call and we will make every effort to see you as quickly as possible.
Here are a few of the emergency situations we can help with:
Broken or dislodged tooth
For teeth that are broken or chipped, do your best to bring all of the pieces to our office as soon as possible. The more quickly you act, the better chance we have of saving the tooth.
If your tooth is completely dislodged, try your best to to carefully transport it and handle it as little as possible. If you can put it back in your mouth, that will protect it even more. If we can treat it within an hour or two of the injury, it has a better chance of survival.
Soft tissue injuries
If your cheek, lip or gum is injured, the first step is to try to stop the bleeding. Do this with a cold compress and light pressure. After this, warm salt water presses can be helpful Contact Dr. Rehm for further instruction and to determine if you should be seen.
Abscesses or infections
It may start off as sensitivity to hot or cold, however it may gradually worsen and turn into a dull, constant ache. It may even finish with severe dental pain that keeps you up all night.
This is most likely the progression of an abscess or infection, and it will not go away on its own. In fact, the infection can spread to other areas of the body and cause serious problems.
It is important to act quickly in this situation. Dr. Rehm may be able to preserve your natural tooth with root canal therapy, saving you from an extraction and having to replace a missing tooth.
If you are experiencing dental pain, please contact us as soon as possible. Remember, the quicker that we can get you diagnosed, that sooner you will be treated, feel comfortable and on the path to health.