Dental Emergencies

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Dental emergency can be scary. Often, they are painful and have an immediate effect on the way you look. Trust your emergency dental care at S&G Family Dentistry. We are available when you need us.

What does a dental emergency look like?

The technical definition of a dental emergency is any situation that is an immediate threat to the life of your tooth. This can come in various forms. Here are some examples of dental emergencies we see in our Leawood, KS office:

  • Cracked Tooth – The severity of the crack, as well as the amount of pain it causes you, will determine if this is an emergency dental situation or just a situation that you need to schedule an appointment for as soon as you can. If you crack your tooth, call us at 913-945-1612, and we will help you work through what your next steps should be.
  • Broken Tooth – A broken tooth is dangerous. It exposes the inner part of your tooth to the bacteria that is always present in your mouth, and it runs the risk of damaging the nerve and pulp inside your tooth. Call us immediately, and we will get your tooth taken care of as quickly as possible.
  • Infected Tooth – Infections anywhere in your body are a big deal. An infection in your mouth can damage not just one of your teeth but all of the teeth nearby. Call us right away if you feel pain in or near a tooth and find out what you need to do next to keep your smile safe.
  • Dislodged Tooth – Time is not on your side with a dislodged tooth. The longer it is out of your mouth, the less likely it is that we will be able to save it. With this in mind, it is probably best that you call us right before you make your way to the office.

Can I get a same-day dental emergency appointment?

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We are able to provide same-day care for most emergencies. If we cannot get you in, you will be seen the next day. We will not let your smile be lost to an unexpected dental situation.

What should I do if I need help after hours?

We always have a number you can call. Each of our dentists answer their phone calls after hours. You can get expert advice on how to proceed and how to give your smile the best chance to survive.

What should I do if I have a tooth knocked out?

If they are in pain, my number one concern is to get a patient out of pain. If you call and in your are in pain you would be seen that day. I may not get to do everything under the sun on you but I will get you out of pain. That is the number one priority and we have multiple ways of being able to do that. If you are bleeding, make sure to stop that with gauze or a clean cloth before you do anything else. Then, find the tooth. We can’t put it back in without it. Next, rinse it off, holding it by the crown only (white part that sticks up above the gumline). Then, submerge it in a glass of milk or in your saliva and get to the office as fast as you can. Call us right before you drive to see us. Our Leawood, KS office can be reached at 913-945-1612.

If you aren’t in a dental emergency and you don’t want to call to schedule your appointment, you can use our online form to schedule your appointment anytime.

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