Emergency Dentist – Park City, UT
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Why Choose Park City Dentistry for Emergency Dentistry?
- Same-Day Appointments & Walk-ins Welcome for Emergencies
- Highly-Trained Dentist with Over a Decade of Experience
- State-of-the-Art Technology Leads to Faster Care
Do you have a plan in place in case of a dental emergency? You certainly don’t want to have to come up with it when your child is already experiencing a terrible toothache or you’ve damaged your own teeth in an accident. Should you or a loved one ever require immediate dental care, just remember one thing: call Park City Dentistry. We’re happy to accept emergency patients, and we can even schedule same-day appointments so we can get patients out of pain as quickly as possible.
How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
Whether you’re dealing with a toothache or broken/knocked-out tooth, you should definitely seek out professional care right away. Ideally, you’d be able to head straight to our dental office in case of a dental emergency, but we know life often makes things less than ideal. Before you’re able to make it to our dental office, here are a few ways to handle some of the most common dental emergencies:
Toothaches can be caused by a wide variety of reasons, ranging from something as serious as dental infection something simply being stuck in between the teeth. After rinsing and flossing around the hurting tooth, a cold compress and OTC medication can also help provide some temporary relief.
Rinse the mouth with warm water, and try to find as many pieces of the tooth that you can. Use a cold compress to control any swelling, and be sure to cover the remaining tooth with some sugarless gum if it has a rough edge.
Time is a big factor in this situation, as we can only replant an hour or so after it has been knocked out. Find the tooth, rinse it off, and try to place it back into the socket. Otherwise, it can be stored in a container with some milk or saltwater.
Find the restoration, clean off any debris, and see if you can place it back onto the tooth. A little dab of toothpaste can help with this. Be sure to avoid chewing with the tooth until we have a chance to repair it.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
- Does anyone in your family enjoy playing sports? If so, make sure everyone wears a mouthguard regardless of their age or level of play—this will ensure their teeth end a game in the same condition it started!
- The teeth are strong, but not indestructible, so don’t much on hard items like ice, popcorn kernels, pens, pencils, or fingernails.
- If you’re having trouble getting a package open, go grab the scissors instead of using and potentially chipping your teeth!
The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
Our treatment recommendations for an emergency patient are always based on their particular situation, meaning the cost of care can differ quite a bit from patient to patient. One may just need a small filling, while another might require multiple teeth to be replaced. We understand that urgent dental care typically an unexpected expense, which is why we’re happy to make it more affordable by accepting all dental insurance plans as well as offering flexible financing.