If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please call 801.228.0155.
Dental emergencies are never expected, though it is best to be prepared for them. At Larsen Family Dental, we are prepared for your next dental emergency for you so you don’t have to worry. Our team is here to handle your dental concerns promptly to avoid further pain, discomfort, or tooth loss.
During a dental emergency, do not panic. Simply call our office and we will schedule you for our earliest available appointment. As a holistic dentist in Bountiful, UT, Dr. Larsen will see to it that your peace of mind is restored and that your dental emergency is taken care of as soon as possible. In addition to treating dental emergencies, we provide general dentistry services in Bountiful, UT.
Emergency Dentistry in Bountiful, UT
In the case of a dental emergency, it’s best to stay calm and call our office immediately. We will provide you with the personalized care you need. However, we understand that some dental emergencies happen after hours. Here are some common questions we get on how to handle certain dental emergencies:
Emergency Dentistry FAQs
What should I do with a knocked-out tooth?
If you can recover the tooth that has been dislodged, please do. There is a good chance we can reattach it to your gums as long as it is cared for appropriately. Pick the tooth up by the crown and avoid touching the root. Gently place the tooth back into the socket. If you cannot get the tooth back into the socket, place the tooth in a warm glass of milk. Keeping the tooth moist until you can see a dentist is the best way to increase your chances of saving the tooth.
What should I do if I have a damaged tooth?
In many tooth damage cases, it is hard to determine if it is a true dental emergency. The best thing to do is contact our office right away and we will help you assess the damage.
What is the best cure for a toothache?
It’s important to figure out the underlying cause of your toothache so that it doesn’t return. Even if your toothache has subsided by the time you can see a dentist, it is very important to bring up any pain or discomfort you’ve experienced. Over-the-counter pain medication such as ibuprofen will help reduce your pain. Place a cool compress against your cheeks to decrease any facial swelling caused by a toothache.
My mouth is bleeding. What should I do?
Whether you’ve had a recent dental procedure or you’ve noticed blood in the sink while brushing your teeth, it is best to report this to your dentist as soon as possible for further instruction. However, rinsing with a homemade saltwater solution will assist in reducing your risk of infection.
My dental crown fell out. What should I do?
Leaving a tooth exposed can cause an infection from bacteria entering the tooth or the tooth can break since it has become weakened. If your crown is coming loose, is damaged, or has fallen out, please contact our office for further instruction. We will help you determine if you need immediate care and will get you seen in a timely manner.
What do I do with a broken bridge or denture?
Try to pick up all of the pieces of your restoration and bring them with you to your appointment. The dentist will decide if it’s better to repair your restoration or to craft you a completely new one. Don’t try to wear or mend the damaged restoration.
Should I go to the emergency room with a dental emergency?
No. You’ll be turned away from a hospital emergency room for a dental emergency. Licensed dentists are the only medical personnel that is authorized to treat dental problems. Call us immediately if you experience a dental emergency and we’ll get you seen as soon as possible.
How do I know that I’m experiencing a dental emergency?
It’s considered an emergency if it’s something that needs to be taken care of immediately. Sharp, sudden pain or pain that gets significantly worse would be considered an emergency. Large breaks or losses of teeth or dental restorations are considered emergencies as well.