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.
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:
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 lose, 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.