Emergency Dentistry

Frost Family Dental

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Waverly, OH

If you lose a tooth, develop a serious cavity, or experience an oral cut that won’t stop bleeding, emergency dentistry can preserve your smile and prevent further damage. At Frost Family Dental in Waverly, Ohio, Lisa Frost, DDS, and the team always set aside time for emergency dentistry consultations. Book online to make an appointment, call the office, or walk-in during normal business hours today.

Emergency Dentistry Q&A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry provides diagnosis and treatment of potentially serious oral health problems. It allows for prompt intervention, ensuring your teeth, gums, and jaw remain in optimal condition.

If you or a loved one experiences a dental emergency, it’s important to act quickly. Making it to Frost Family Dental within 30 minutes of your initial symptoms could mean the difference between saving or losing your tooth.

What types of problems does emergency dentistry treat?

Emergency dentistry treats a variety of oral health problems, including:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Chipped, cracked, or fractured teeth
  • Cuts or lacerations that won’t stop bleeding
  • Severe toothaches
  • Jaw pain
  • Oral abscesses

You might also benefit from emergency dentistry if you break or lose a dental restoration like a crown, bridge, or dentures.

If I need emergency dentistry, what should I do?

If you need emergency dentistry, it’s important to contact the team at Frost Family Dental right away. Explain your symptoms and the events leading up to your injury. 

Whenever possible, the team provides tips and guidance to limit pain, swelling, or bleeding on your way to the office. They always set aside time for same-day appointments, allowing you to receive immediate care.

What should I do if I lose a tooth or dental restoration?

If you lose a tooth, gently pick it up by the crown and rinse it off in tap water. Try to put the tooth back in its socket, but if it wobbles, place it in a glass of milk or tuck it inside your cheek. Once your tooth is secure, visit the team at Frost Family Dental right away. 

If you lose a dental restoration, carefully pick up the pieces and rinse them off. Put the pieces in a plastic bag and contact the team at Frost Family Dental.

How can I protect my teeth and gums from a dental emergency?

There’s no way to prevent dental emergencies entirely, but you can significantly lower your risk. The team recommends practicing good oral hygiene by brushing twice daily, flossing, and visiting the office twice a year for an oral exam and professional cleaning.

If you play contact sports or lead a physically active lifestyle, consider wearing a mouthguard to protect your teeth and gums. If you grind your teeth or clench your jaw during sleep, you might also want to wear a nightguard.

In addition, avoid bad habits like opening objects with your teeth or nail-biting. These activities increase your risk of chips, cracks, and fractures.

To receive emergency dentistry, contact the team at Frost Family Dental. Book an appointment online, call the office, or walk-in during normal business hours today.