Emergency Dentistry

Alpine Dentistry

Brian Buccellato, DDS

General Dentistry located in Colorado Springs, CO

Knocked-out teeth, a mouth wound, root canals, or a cracked tooth are all emergency situations that should have you headed to an emergency dentist immediately. Alpine Dentistry in Colorado Springs, Colorado, offers same-day emergency dental care for your entire family. No matter what kind of care you need, the Alpine Dentistry team is here to help. If you have a dental emergency, call the office or use the convenient online booking system.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dental care?

An emergency dentist addresses any dental problem that requires immediate treatment to stop ongoing tissue bleeding, alleviate severe pain, or save a tooth. Emergency dental situations usually involve saving knocked-out or broken teeth.

Coming into Alpine Dentistry as soon as you can after your injury, preferably within 30 minutes, could mean the difference between saving and losing your injured tooth. The Alpine Dentistry team is committed to same-day care for all dental emergencies.

Are you in need of emergency dental care?

Whenever you’re concerned about a severe mouth injury or condition for yourself or a member of your family, seek immediate emergency dental care. These types of situations are generally considered dental emergencies:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • A loose permanent tooth
  • Extreme mouth or tooth pain
  • Bleeding inside your mouth from your gums, cheeks, or tongue
  • An injury to your face or mouth
  • Swelling in your tongue, gums, or mouth
  • A severely cracked or broken tooth
  • A tear or laceration on your lips

Often, severe tooth pain may mean that you need a root canal. Your dentist at Alpine Dentistry can remove the infected tissue causing your pain, and then preserve your remaining tooth so you can avoid an extraction.

Sometimes, extraction is the only way to handle a dental emergency. If necessary, your dentist can promptly and safely extract your tooth to get you out of pain.

What do I do with a knocked-out tooth?

A knocked-out tooth is one of the most severe dental emergencies. Put off going to Alpine Dentistry and there's a chance you'll lose the tooth. Promptly clean your mouth and the injured tooth. Swish warm water around your mouth and rinse the tooth in warm water, taking care to avoid touching the tooth's roots. Gently handle the tooth by the crown (top) as you rinse it.

Using light pressure, reposition the cleaned tooth in the empty socket in your gum. Try to gently bite down to keep your tooth in place until you can get to Alpine Dentistry. Call immediately, or have someone call for you to explain the situation.

If the tooth cannot go back into the empty socket, hold the tooth in your mouth next to your cheek or keep it in a glass of milk. The moisture will help prevent the roots from drying out.

In the event of any dental emergency, call Alpine Dentistry for expert assistance.