We know that waiting for treatment can increase dental problems, so we offer same-day treatment for dental emergencies. For emergency dentistry in Lincoln, please call us right away at 402-488-2383.
What is emergency dental care?
Emergency dental care refers to the immediate treatment and assistance provided by dentists for urgent oral health issues. These issues typically include severe toothaches, broken or knocked-out teeth, infections, and other dental emergencies that require immediate attention.
When should I seek emergency dental care?
You should seek emergency dental care if you experience sudden and severe tooth pain, facial swelling, bleeding from the mouth, a knocked-out tooth, a broken or cracked tooth, or any oral condition that requires immediate attention to relieve pain and prevent further damage.
What should I do in a dental emergency?
In a dental emergency, the first step is to call our office immediately (402-488-2383). While waiting for treatment, you can rinse your mouth with warm water, use a cold compress to reduce swelling, and take over-the-counter pain relievers as directed. Do not use aspirin on the gums, as it may cause further irritation.
What treatments are offered for dental emergencies?
Emergency dental treatments vary depending on the specific issue. They may include pain relief, tooth extractions, dental repairs (fillings or crowns), root canal therapy, and antibiotics for infections. The treatment will be tailored to your individual needs.
Can a chipped tooth be repaired in a dental emergency visit?
Yes, a chipped tooth can often be repaired during an emergency dental visit. The dentist will assess the extent of the damage and may use techniques such as bonding or dental veneers to restore the tooth’s appearance and function.
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Call us immediately if you experience any of the following:
– Severe tooth or gum pain
– Chipped or broken teeth
– Loose or missing teeth after an accident
– Lost or broken fillings or implants
– Facial swelling
There are several reasons why these qualify as dental emergencies. If you have a dental disease, we need to treat it right away to prevent it from worsening. If you have a broken or lost tooth, we may be able to save the tooth if you see us right away. If you have a broken or lost filling or implant, we can repair it quickly so it can continue protecting your mouth.
ABOUT DR. TANYA POWELL
Your Lincoln Dentist
Dr. Tanya Powell graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in 2001. After completing dental school, she started practicing with her father, Dr. Jerry Kroeger. Dr. Powell enjoys going for walks, watching movies, or going to concerts with her husband and their 4 kids. On the weekends, you can usually catch her tailgating outside of Husker games or being a spectator at an aerialist event.