At Poulos & Somers, we understand how stressful and painful dental emergencies can be. As part of our commitment to providing compassionate, efficient care for patients in Denver, we offer same-day appointments to get you back to health quickly. We always do our best to schedule an appointment for you as soon as possible. Call us immediately at (303) 832-4867 if you’re experiencing a dental emergency, or visit us at 700 Broadway, Suite 1135, Denver, CO, 80203.
A dental emergency is any pain or discomfort that you cannot treat on your own. This includes extreme toothaches, a knocked-out tooth, excessive bleeding, or even past dental work (such as fillings or crowns) that have come loose or fallen out. In these situations, seeing a dentist right away is imperative in order to get you out of pain and ensure that your damaged tooth can be saved. Call us at (303) 832-4867 to schedule an appointment.
The most important thing to remember in a dental emergency is to remain calm. Call us immediately for a same-day appointment, and the team at Poulos and Somers will book your visit as soon as possible. If your tooth has been knocked out, keep it moist by placing it in your mouth between your cheek and gums. To relieve any pain while before your appointment, use a cold compress or over-the-counter medicine such as ibuprofen. Note that aspirin should NOT be used, because it prevents proper blood clotting.
If you have a tooth that is loose or knocked-out due to dental trauma, it’s important to get treatment right away so it can be splinted immediately. Without splinting your tooth within 2 hours, it may be impossible to save. If you think your tooth is loose due to severe gum disease, the dentists at Poulos & Somers can help with specialized periodontal care.
If your tooth has been knocked-out, follow these steps to ensure optimal results at your emergency appointment:
Dental work, such as fillings or crowns, can sometimes be pulled out by eating certain gummy foods, or as the result of dental trauma. If this happens, contact us for an appointment right away to have your dental work replaced. If possible, recover the filling or crown and put it in a plastic bag. Sometimes, pieces of dental work can simply be bonded back onto your tooth to protect it.
Serious gum bleeding can be a sign of advanced periodontal disease, which demands immediate treatment. Your gums, lips, cheeks and tongue could also bleed severely if oral trauma has damaged them. Most minor cuts will stop bleeding after an hour or so. If your bleeding does not stop or you suspect large cuts or major oral trauma, you may need stitches. Come to our office right away for help.
Toothaches can be a serious dental emergency, particularly if they last more than a few days. Persistent toothaches usually indicate an infected tooth, which requires treatment with root canal therapy. If you don’t get treatment, your pain will only get worse and once too much damage is done, you may require an extraction and a replacement tooth.
If you’re experiencing any kind of dental emergency, it is critical to get same-day care right away. This is the only way to get relief from your pain and discomfort, and prevent further complications. If you fail to get appropriate treatment in time, your condition will only get worse.
By coming to our office when you have a dental emergency, you can get the care you need to permanently restore your teeth or gums, and get back to your day-to-day life. Contact us now for an emergency same-day appointment by giving us a call at (303) 832-4867.
Our team feels honored to provide Denver with compassionate, friendly dental care, especially when you’re experiencing an emergency. Poulos & Somers has the skilled team and services that you need to get out of pain and back to smiling again. Call us now at (303) 832-4867 for a same-day appointment, or stop by our office at 700 Broadway, Suite 1135, Denver, CO, 80203.