Emergency Dental Services in Fort Collins, CO
Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late, Get The Emergency Dental Services You Need
Given how delicate your teeth are and how heavily you rely on them, responding properly to dental emergencies is critical. The sooner you obtain the emergency services you need, the easier it is to save your teeth and avoid further complications. Foothills Family Dental is committed to solving dental emergencies as soon as necessary to protect your teeth and preserve your smile.
Operating at both Old Towns and South Location in Fort Collins, Colorado, our team is ready to take your call and take care of your teeth.
The Telltale Signs of a Dental Emergency
As with any health crisis, it’s essential to recognize the signs of a severe problem.
You need immediate attention if you experience:
- Bleeding: Large amounts of blood coming from your teeth indicate that they or the roots and gums beneath them have been seriously harmed. If your teeth start to bleed, place a wet, cold compress next to them and call us immediately.
- Swelling: As with bleeding, swelling around your teeth indicates that there is some serious dental problem that may not otherwise be visible yet. You should take the same precautions.
- Severe Pain: Any amount of dental pain is a bad sign, but especially severe pain indicates that time is of the essence. If the pain is serious enough that you cannot concentrate or it persists for long periods of time, you should seek immediate attention from a dentist.
- Physical Damage: If a tooth is chipped, broken, or knocked out entirely, you need to act quickly. Recover the bits of tooth that have fallen out and get to a dentist as soon as you can.
The Foothills Family Dental team is trained to handle every manner of dental emergency. We encourage you to visit us as soon as the injury occurs. We will address the problem immediately, protecting your natural teeth and their roots as much as possible.
How to Respond When You Lose a Tooth
Having a tooth knocked out of your mouth is one of the most severe and shocking dental emergencies. If you experience this, the following steps will raise your chances of a full recovery:
- Pick up the tooth by the crown. Do not touch its roots, as this can damage them and prevent it from being reattached.
- Rinse the tooth gently with whole milk or your saliva. Do not scrub it or apply soap.
- Place the tooth back in its socket, and then bite on gauze or a wet bag of tea to keep it in place. If it won’t fit back in, put it in a container surrounded by whole milk or saliva.
- Get to the dentist as quickly as possible.
If you've recently chipped or had a tooth knocked out, call our Remington Street Office (970) 482-6841 immediately!