Emergency Dentistry – El Reno, OK
Fast & Effective Care Right When You Need It
Rather than waiting for a dental emergency to happen and then searching for an emergency dentist online, you can save yourself a lot of stress and wasted time by putting El Reno Family Dentistry’s number in your phone right now. That way, should your child develop a toothache or you injure one of your own teeth, you can give us a call immediately. We’ll schedule you for an appointment as soon as we can (often the same day), so we can turn your dental mishap into a distant memory as quickly as possible with emergency dentistry in El Reno, OK.
Why Choose El Reno Family Dentistry for Emergency Dentistry?
- Same-Day Emergency Appointments Available
- Multiple Sedation Options Guarantee Comfort
- Our Dentists Have Advanced Dental Training
How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
First and foremost, if you even think you’re experiencing a dental emergency, you should get in touch with us right away. Over the phone, explain your situation as best you can, and we’ll let you know exactly what to do next and whether this involves coming to see us. Before you’re able to reach our dental office, here are a few ways you can take control and relieve any pain associated with some of the most common dental emergencies:
Start by rinsing and flossing around the tooth. If the pain continues, take an OTC medication and rinse with warm saltwater a few times an hour. Often, severe toothaches are due to an internal infection, which we can quickly take care of using root canal therapy.
Find as many pieces of the tooth that you can, place them in a safe container, and remember to bring them to our dental office. Cover the remaining tooth with some sugarless gum or dental wax if it has a sharp edge. While we’re able to repair most damaged teeth, if the trauma is too extensive, we may recommend removing and replacing it.
It’s important that you come to see us as soon as you can after a tooth has been knocked out, as this gives us the best chance of replanting it. Pick up the tooth while only touching the crown, and try to place it back into its socket (or under the tongue if this isn’t possible). The tooth needs to remain wet to stay alive.
Find the restoration and try to place it back onto the tooth for a temporary fix, using a dab of toothpaste if needed for some added stability. If the restoration is lost or completely broken, you can cover the tooth with some sugar-free gum or dental cement from the pharmacy—just be sure to avoid chewing near that part of your mouth until you can come see us.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
- No matter the sport, always wear a mouthguard while playing.
- Don’t chew hard items like ice, pens, popcorn kernels, fingernails, etc.
- Don’t use your teeth to open packages, bottles, or remove tags from clothing.
- Brush and floss every night—this will prevent the small problems that can turn into big emergencies later.
- Look up while you’re walking—many patients accidentally trip or run into things and injure their teeth because they are looking down at their phone!
The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
Like medical emergencies, the cost of emergency dental treatment varies based on the type and extent of the injury as well as the procedure needed to address it. When you come to see us, we’ll give you an exam and go over your options before starting any treatment. We’ll also discuss how we can use your insurance and financing options to help fit whatever you need comfortably into your budget.